10 Jun Chicago Chooses Bottled Water Again
Bottled water keeps its spot at the top of the leader board. According to Jill Culora, IBWA’s vice president of communications, “for a third year in a row, bottled water is the No. 1 packaged beverage in the United States.” It’s also the most preferred non-alcoholic beverage in 2019 with 72 percent – nine percent more than last year – of Americans choosing it. When Chicago individuals think about choosing a brand or type of bottled water to enjoy, the first thing they consider is taste followed by quality and safety.
Importance of Water
The average adult human body is made of approximately 60 percent water. Parts of the body that contain the highest levels of water are the brain, heart, lungs, muscles, and skin as well as bone, which is made of 30 percent water. Bodily functions and systems are also impacted by the amount of water in the body. Water helps regulate body temperature, transport nutrients, flush waste, form saliva, and lubricate joints and create a protective shock absorber to keep vital organs safe.
While each Chicago individual’s water needs vary based on their activity level, age, and local climate, without water, the chance of survival is very small. It makes sense that 84 percent of individuals are trying to drink more water. Now that it’s almost summer, and the warmer months are here, let’s consider several water-based beverages that will help everyone stay hydrated.
- lemonade: water, lemon juice, and a sweetener, to taste
- iced tea: water, tea, and a sweetener, if desired
- fruit/veggie/herb-infused water: water plus any combination such as strawberry & lime, lemon & basil, strawberry & basil, lemon & raspberry, and cherry & lime
If none of those flavor combinations sound appealing, consider choosing one or more of the following fruits and vegetables that are in-season in the Chicago area: mint, blueberries, apricots, kiwi, cherries, cucumbers and peaches. The number of flavor combinations and preparation methods are limitless, but not everyone will have the option or want to prepare a water-based beverage.
If that’s the case, it’s important to remember to keep other types of beverages available for your Chicago employees. Sixty-one percent of those polled ranked coffee in second place and soft drinks in third with 59 percent. Healthier options that can be found in today’s break rooms often include natural and organic sodas, carbonated juices, and a variety of coffee-based beverages.
What other options do your employees want to see in their break room? Fox Vending would like to help you customize a break room menu that fits everyone’s needs. Whether it’s adding healthy beverage and snack options, updating your coffee service, or turning your break room into a micro-market, we can help.
For more information or to schedule a product sampling, please contact Fox Vending at (800) 694-2800. We look forward to learning more about your organization’s needs.