{"id":606870765874,"title":"Is Fiji Water Good for You? A Research Analysis","created_at":"2023-12-22T17:15:05-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Is Fiji Water Good for You? A Research Analysis\",\n \"keywords\": \"is fiji water good for you\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the healthiness of Fiji Water compared to tap water, and compared to other bottled water brands like Pellegrino and Liquid Death. 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The brand's website describes their product line as \"Earth's Finest Water.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut is Fiji Water good for you? How can you determine whether a bottled water brand is healthy or not? How does Fiji Water compare to other popular bottled water brands? And is Fiji Water healthier than tap water?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we share our opinion on the healthiness of Fiji Water based on clinical studies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll compare the healthiness of Fiji Water to tap water in the US, and then compare the healthiness of Fiji Water to other bottled water brands.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Fiji Healthier Than Tap?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhether or not Fiji Water is healthier than tap water depends on the quality of tap water in your local area.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUnfortunately, data on the contaminants in local tap water in the US is not easily accessible.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTap water can contain varying levels of microplastics, heavy metals and other contaminants, and while it's regulated by the federal government, some areas of the US have undrinkable tap water, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.nrdc.org\/stories\/flint-water-crisis-everything-you-need-know\"\u003eas documented\u003c\/a\u003e by the Flint water crisis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6141690\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003eFrontiers in Chemistry\u003c\/em\u003e journal found that \u003cstrong\u003ebottled water contained 2x more (endocrine-disrupting) microplastics than tap water.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLater in this article, we'll explain why we don't consider tap water or Fiji Water to be the healthiest water choice.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, we consider tap water in the US to be healthier than Fiji Water given the stricter regulations on tap water, but there are some regions in the US (like Flint) where Fiji Water would be a safer choice.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFiji vs. the Competition\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere's our take on the healthiness of Fiji compared to other popular bottled water brands:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eDasani\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDasani water is also packaged in plastic, but Fiji Water may be superior from a nutritional perspective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs documented on the brand's \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fijiwater.com.au\/faqs\"\u003eFAQs page\u003c\/a\u003e, Fiji Water contains 15 or more milligrams (mg) of magnesium and calcium per liter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe didn't note any naturally-occurring minerals in our review of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-dasani-water-bad-for-you\"\u003eDasani Water\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWinner: Fiji Water\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePellegrino\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePellegrino is superior to Fiji Water from a nutritional perspective on two fronts: higher nutrient levels, and glass bottle packaging options.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/finewaters.com\/bottled-waters-of-the-world\/italy\/san-pellegrino\"\u003eFineWaters\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003cstrong\u003ePellegrino contains 12x more calcium and 4x more magnesium per liter than Fiji Water.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePellegrino can also be purchased in glass bottles, which reduces health risks from consumption of microplastics.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWinner: Pellegrino\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLiquid Death\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNeither brand contains a significant amount of naturally-occurring minerals, so the relevant differentiator here, from a health perspective, is the packaging. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-liquid-death-bad-for-you\"\u003eLiquid Death\u003c\/a\u003e is packaged in aluminum, which is a healthier option in our opinion than single-use plastic, and may reduce intake of microplastics.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWinner: Liquid Death\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFiji Water's Fascinating Backstory\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDue to the ubiquity of the brand, Fiji Water is now the country's biggest export.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis video from YouTube creator \"hoser\" has over one million views and explains how Fiji Water came to be the biggest business in Fiji:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/8VdOFUGK0Uc?si=ZehFKofedkj413Mh\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Clean Water Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Water_Bottle_Image.png?v=1670129204\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe recommend drinking filtered water, because filtering tap water at home is not only more environmentally-friendly, but also has been shown in research studies to reduce levels of harmful contaminants like heavy metals and microplastics.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3V0BAqC\"\u003eBrita Soho\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e is a countertop water filter that's been shown in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.consumerlab.com\/reviews\/water-filters-review\/water-filters\/\"\u003estudies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003econducted by ConsumerLab (an independent research firm) to significantly reduce heavy metal levels and entirely eliminate microplastics from drinking water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/click.linksynergy.com\/link?id=LHlboFIH4*Q\u0026amp;offerid=1108578.816749011562\u0026amp;type=2\u0026amp;murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aquasana.com%2Fwhole-house-water-filters%2Frhino-1-million-gallons%2Fsalt-free-water-conditioner%2Fuv-filter-100238133.html%3Fdiscountcode%3DLS\"\u003eAquasana Whole House Water Filter\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e is our top whole-home solution.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhole-house filters reduce contaminants in all taps and all showers throughout the house, and are the mos\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003et thorough way to ensure the purity of drinking and bathing water.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFiji Water is a healthier option than flavored bottled water, and all water is inherently \"good for you\" because the body requires it to function.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur main issue with Fiji Water is that it's packaged in single-use plastic, which is bad for the environment and which can have endocrine-disrupting effects in humans, because plasticizing compounds can leach into the water and be consumed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFiji Water contains some naturally-occurring minerals which makes it a healthier choice than Dasani.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, we would rate both Pellegrino and Liquid Death over Fiji Water, mainly because those two brands are packaged in glass and aluminum, respectively.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe consider at-home water filtration to be a more economical, more logical and healthier choice than most bottled water brands.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-12-22T23:56:40-05:00","updated_at":"2023-12-22T23:57:44-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the healthiness of Fiji Water compared to tap water, and compared to other bottled water brands like 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Is Fiji Water Good for You? A Research Analysis

Is Fiji Water Good for You? A Research Analysis


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Fiji Water is one of the most popular water brands in the US, and many people think it tastes better than other brands of bottled water. The brand's website describes their product line as "Earth's Finest Water."

But is Fiji Water good for you? How can you determine whether a bottled water brand is healthy or not? How does Fiji Water compare to other popular bottled water brands? And is Fiji Water healthier than tap water?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we share our opinion on the healthiness of Fiji Water based on clinical studies.

We'll compare the healthiness of Fiji Water to tap water in the US, and then compare the healthiness of Fiji Water to other bottled water brands.

Is Fiji Healthier Than Tap?

Whether or not Fiji Water is healthier than tap water depends on the quality of tap water in your local area.

Unfortunately, data on the contaminants in local tap water in the US is not easily accessible.

Tap water can contain varying levels of microplastics, heavy metals and other contaminants, and while it's regulated by the federal government, some areas of the US have undrinkable tap water, as documented by the Flint water crisis.

However, a medical review published in the Frontiers in Chemistry journal found that bottled water contained 2x more (endocrine-disrupting) microplastics than tap water.

Later in this article, we'll explain why we don't consider tap water or Fiji Water to be the healthiest water choice.

Overall, we consider tap water in the US to be healthier than Fiji Water given the stricter regulations on tap water, but there are some regions in the US (like Flint) where Fiji Water would be a safer choice.

Fiji vs. the Competition

Here's our take on the healthiness of Fiji compared to other popular bottled water brands:

Dasani

Dasani water is also packaged in plastic, but Fiji Water may be superior from a nutritional perspective.

As documented on the brand's FAQs page, Fiji Water contains 15 or more milligrams (mg) of magnesium and calcium per liter.

We didn't note any naturally-occurring minerals in our review of Dasani Water.

Winner: Fiji Water

Pellegrino

Pellegrino is superior to Fiji Water from a nutritional perspective on two fronts: higher nutrient levels, and glass bottle packaging options.

According to FineWaters, Pellegrino contains 12x more calcium and 4x more magnesium per liter than Fiji Water.

Pellegrino can also be purchased in glass bottles, which reduces health risks from consumption of microplastics.

Winner: Pellegrino

Liquid Death

Neither brand contains a significant amount of naturally-occurring minerals, so the relevant differentiator here, from a health perspective, is the packaging. 

Liquid Death is packaged in aluminum, which is a healthier option in our opinion than single-use plastic, and may reduce intake of microplastics.

Winner: Liquid Death

Fiji Water's Fascinating Backstory

Due to the ubiquity of the brand, Fiji Water is now the country's biggest export.

This video from YouTube creator "hoser" has over one million views and explains how Fiji Water came to be the biggest business in Fiji:

Our Clean Water Picks

We recommend drinking filtered water, because filtering tap water at home is not only more environmentally-friendly, but also has been shown in research studies to reduce levels of harmful contaminants like heavy metals and microplastics.

Brita Soho is a countertop water filter that's been shown in studies conducted by ConsumerLab (an independent research firm) to significantly reduce heavy metal levels and entirely eliminate microplastics from drinking water.

Aquasana Whole House Water Filter is our top whole-home solution.

Whole-house filters reduce contaminants in all taps and all showers throughout the house, and are the most thorough way to ensure the purity of drinking and bathing water.

Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Fiji Water is a healthier option than flavored bottled water, and all water is inherently "good for you" because the body requires it to function.

Our main issue with Fiji Water is that it's packaged in single-use plastic, which is bad for the environment and which can have endocrine-disrupting effects in humans, because plasticizing compounds can leach into the water and be consumed.

Fiji Water contains some naturally-occurring minerals which makes it a healthier choice than Dasani.

However, we would rate both Pellegrino and Liquid Death over Fiji Water, mainly because those two brands are packaged in glass and aluminum, respectively.

We consider at-home water filtration to be a more economical, more logical and healthier choice than most bottled water brands.