Kathie Lee & Hoda: Tap Vs Bottled Water & Sparkling Vs Flavored Water

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Tap Vs Bottled Water

Kathie Lee and Hoda are joined by Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show Diet and Nutrition Expert, as they continue their look into “Do You Know What You’re Buying?” They recently learned about Greek Vs Regular Yogurt. Today it is all about water and the wide variety of choices sitting on your grocery shelves. Is it safe to drink right from the tap or is bottled water the way to go? Does clear mean calorie free?

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Tap Vs Bottled Water Review

Kathie Lee and Hoda talk with Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Diet and Nutrition Expert, about tap versus bottled water, flavored versus sparkling.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talk with Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Diet and Nutrition Expert, about tap versus bottled water, flavored versus sparkling.

Madelyn Fernstrom said that tap water is a good thing. Every town has rigid rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and they have to test it several times a day.

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Madelyn Fernstrom said that filters don’t get rid of the bacteria that could be in water, but they do get rid of a lot of the deposits that you see on your pipes. You get get the pitchers with filters in them or put one on your faucets. Madelyn said they are less expensive than bottled water.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Bottled Water Review

Madelyn Fernstrom said that bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as a food. The FDA regulates water for microbes and parts per billion that you can have of different containments, so you can be assured of good water. Madelyn said a lot of tap water has fluoride in it and bottled water does not, so a good thing to watch for with children.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Flavored Waters Review

Madelyn Fernstrom said that you never want to waste calories in drinks. With flavored waters, you want to look for flavored water with zero calories. Madelyn said you can flavor your own water with lemon, lime or fruit or add a splash of juice, if not a fan of water, to sweeten it up.

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Madelyn Fernstrom said another option to sweeten you water is Mio Liquid Water Enhancer. For this, you can add as much as you want to sweeten the water, from one drop to 20 drops.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Sparkling Water Review

Madelyn Fernstrom said that sparkling water can help you feel full, which is always a good thing. She did say the thinkg to watch out for is the calories, because some can have the same calories as cola.

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3 Comments

  • Gloria

    Really irresponsible segment. I can’t believe Madelyn Fernstrom didn’t address BPAs in bottled water. The science is well established by the CDC and there is actually an alarming amount of scientific evidence that BPA may be highly toxic.
    To mention that water is regulated by the FDA is only half the story, and suggests that it is safe. What about the toxic chemicals that leach into the water from the plastic bottle???
    I think this warrants some research by your staff and its own segment – unless of course you are more concerned about angering sponsors than getting the facts out to consumers.

     
    • Gloria, you raise some interesting points. The FDA hasn’t always done the most thorough job in its regulation and enforcement, and the quality of tap water varies depending on state and local regulations.

      Though the Recapo team isn’t associated with the shows we cover on the site, I agree that the Today Show could take a closer look at our water supply. Thanks for reading!

       
  • Madelyn Fernstrom said that filters don’t get rid of the bacteria that could be in water, but some filters do get rid of them. There are filters that filter down to .02 Microns and bacteria is from 1-8 microns.

     
 

 

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