Do you drink flavored water?
Flavored water is marketed to people who don’t drink pure water, which is what your body really needs.
Kids will typically choose the “sweet taste“ of flavored water as opposed to drinking plain water – the #1 choice for all animal health, by the way. WHO profits in this venture? It’s not you.
If you are trying to kick the cola habit and are jonesin’ for some sweet taste, you have many natural choices, but commercial brands just seem to be more satisfying. Most flavored water brands contain sugar or diet sweeteners, food colorings, preservatives, and other chemicals that pure water doesn’t have.
So drink real and natural spring water, but jack it up and trick it out – naturally. Add lemon, lime, or fruit juice (not from concentrate).
Here’s some tips:
- Add liquid peppermint flavored chlorophyll to your water. Chlorophyll is not only healthy for you, but the peppermint flavor tastes refreshing and leaves your breath smelling great. And chlorophyll balances body weight and your pH; chlorophyll is loaded in natural minerals and phytonutrients, and supports healthy blood.
- Use a stick of powdered Liquid IV in your drinking water daily.
- Juice ginger or your favorite herb to add to your water.
- Make your own ice cubes using fruits, herbs, and real natural flavorings (not MSG flavoring).
Watching your calories? Ginger, chlorophyl, lemon and lime flavored water have 0 calories, no artificial colors or flavorings, zero chemical sweeteners, and no unnecessary chemicals or preservatives.
Most people will admit that they just don’t like the taste of plain water, and they have a hard time drinking enough water every day without getting the water belly.
Flavored water just tastes better than plain water, and that means crafty advertisers market the heck out of it. They typically use fitness experts to recommend flavored water while they are working out touting that other fitness drinks have more calories, and they’d have to work out 15 extra minutes on the stationary bike just to burn those extra calories.
Flavored water using artificial sweeteners are also typically used by athletes wanting to keep their weight down.
Watch who you follow …
Advertisers Aren’t Nutritionists
I have written many times that “advertisers aren’t nutritionists.” Remember that advertisers are simply trying to make money. It’s up to YOU to avoid the health gimmicks that can make you less healthy in the long run.
Especially when you’re trying to lose weight. And what about the children?
Your body needs pure water every day. Your average daily water intake should be about 120 ounces (15 cups) for men and about 91 ounces (11 cups) for women. Children ages 1-3 years need about 4 cups of pure water a day, 4-8 year olds should drink around 5 cups daily, and 7-8 cups for older children.
Eat Like Your Grandparents
If we have any hope of raising a healthy “next generation“ of responsible leaders, we MUST teach the children to eat natural foods and drink pure, unadulterated water. Get these “sweet irresponsible, temptations” out of the schools, and parents can make sure their children learn about real nutrition.
Eat like your grandparents ate. They did not suffer with the health issues that we struggle with today – obesity, apathy, learning disorders, lower IQs, or epidemic degenerative diseases.
Go get a cold glass of spring water and shake a little Liquid IV into your tumbler. Enjoy pure, chemical-free water. It’s cheaper, too.
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