The Royal College of Physicians has recently recommended a change to the, already arbitrary, guidelines on safe alcohol consumption, and have stated that we should all have three alcohol free days a week. Presumably they want us all to drink water of all things.
In the past everyone, including children, drank nothing but beer, as the water was too contaminated and unhealthy to drink, but if you think that this is the distant past then think again.
A “Which” report in the 1980s revealed that all the bottled waters then on the market in the UK, except one, had levels of bacteria far in excess of the statutory limit for tap water. Still today there is no limit for bacteria in bottled water. And if you think tap water is clean and wholesome read this article.
As it says on the NHS website linked to above, "Your health, your choices" Thanks very much, I will have another beer.