Nothing Smart About Smart Water

Smart Water Jennifer Aniston

Did you catch the giant billboard ads of beautiful Jennifer Aniston pushing Smart Water? We saw one the other day and started to think that the only smart thing about this water, is the fact that Coca Cola, the parent company of manufacturer Glaceu, can actually convince millions of people to spend so much money on water.

Sure it has some added ingredients:

vapor distilled water, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride and potassium bicarbonate (electrolyte sources*) electrolytes added for taste.

There’s nothing special here and unless you are an elite athlete, you certainly don’t need any extra electrolytes beyond what you get in your food.

OK, the other smart thing was Jennifer Aniston agreeing to do the ad, she probably made a lot of money. Our suggestion to you: drink tap water. In most places, it is perfectly fine to drink. And cheap. If you do have concerns, get a home filtration system.

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  • Curmudgeon

    Tap water in most places tastes like hose water.

    • hosedrinker

      That’s because it’s the same thing, and I for one like the taste of hose water! Reminds me of being a kid :)

  • Amanda

    But what about fluoride content? I buy smart water all the time. Not because it’s supposed to be “smart” or anything.
    From my understanding it has significantly less added fluoride than other waters, especially tap. However, I would be interested in your take on that topic, fooducate.

  • Alyssa B

    I’ve lived places with tap water quality ranging from almost bottle quality, to having a crunch to it and now I’m in a place where it tastes like pool water (from the added chlorine.) None of it has been too much for even the cheapest filtered pitcher to handle at way cheaper than bottled water.
    But hey, at least it’s not soda or some new sugary beverage.

  • Tonya

    I disagree. With tap water, in most municipalities, you are getting TONS of fluoride which we don’t need.