SOURCE: My Product Alert

July 09, 2008 12:46 ET

Beverage Trial Finds Water Without Equal

Beverages Other Than Water Reveal They Cannot Sustain Life

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Modern lifestyle makes people dependant on all sorts of pleasing and taste-enhancing beverages that are commercially manufactured. However, they cannot be a substitute for water according to a new study titled "Drink To Your Health," conducted by My Product Alert, a Michigan based Consumer Alert Agency. Top findings include:

People who are more conscious about their health are more likely to drink more water and a lesser amount of other beverages. On the other hand, people who may live unhealthy lifestyles are more likely to drink more of other beverages, such as soda, flavored drinks, coffee, energy drinks, alcohol, and a very little water.

Even though these beverages are proclaimed to be mostly water, in a first of a kind beverage trial it was demonstrated that they cannot sustain life. Since the outcome of such trial was unknown and since death was expected in absence of water, no humans or animals took part of it. Instead, each beverage was given to a house plant, which depends on water for survival as people do. The results were stunningly sad.

The plants failed to grow and develop, and most of them died. However, the plant that was given plain water flourished.

"This is a good indicator that people quenching their thirst with beverages other than water might be making a catastrophic mistake since the beverage trial showed that no beverage can be a substitute for water," said Steve Dimeck, the lead author of the study.

To raise the awareness in people about the benefits of drinking water, several dozen studies, research material and clinical trials were reviewed. There was clear evidence that water indeed can help with headaches, blood pressure, weight loss, ulcers, mental performance, constipation, kidney stones, cancer and more.

"This study was not done to discourage people from consuming the modern-day beverages, but to encourage them to drink more water since water, as the beverage trial confirmed, means life," stated Steve Dimeck.

He further added: "You have to see the 'before and after' pictures. It's a real eye-opener. Even if the whole study doesn't change your mind to start drinking more water, I'm sure the pictures will."

Full report of the study "Drink To Your Health" including pictures from the beverage trial are available at www.myproductalert.com.

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