Many Americans Do Not Know Benefits of Water

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Water is imperative for life. Yet many Americans don’t know the full benefits of water consumption.

A study conducted by Harris Interactive and Propel water found that:

  • >>Less than half of adults (47%) think they are getting enough water based on the Adequate Intake (AI) standards set by the Institute of Medicine- 13 cups (104 ounces) for men and 9 cups (72 ounces) for women per day
  • >> 52% of male adults say they are getting enough water, significantly more so than their female counterparts (43%)
  • >> Of those who drink enhanced water, 85% say it is for a change of pace from plain tap or bottled water
  • >> Over four in five (83%) adults who drink enhanced water say they drink it to get additional vitamins, antioxidants and/or minerals.
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  • Perhaps some of the most shocking results uncovered by the survey is consumers' lack of knowledge surrounding the benefits of drinking water:
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  • >> 56% of U.S. adults are unaware that drinking water can help improve physical performance (e.g., joint health, blood circulation) and support sexual health
  • >> 47% of U.S. adults are unaware that drinking water helps aid weight loss programs
  • >> 49% of U.S. adults are unaware that drinking water helps skin health and helps people to feel better about their physical appearance of hair, nails and skin
  • >> 49% of U.S. adults are unaware that drinking water helps support cognitive processes (e.g., improved concentration, alertness, short term memory)

 

The solution: drink more water.