With so many reasons to drink water, you might as well make it delicious

Jul 15, 2013

Experts all agree that drinking water essential for a healthy lifestyle. Since we are supposed to drink more water, why not make it flavorful and delicious? This doesn’t, however, mean heading to the grocery store to purchase flavored water which comes in plastic water bottles. This is not the most cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for your household. Our drinking water systems can provide water perfect for making your own pitchers of healthier flavored water for a portion of the cost. Our drinking water systems also support the need to stay hydrated and will provide your family a delicious option for drinking plenty of water throughout the day. “All of the systems in the body require water for proper functioning, and so do 90 percent of all chemical reactions in the body,” according to experts.

A recent article from prevention.com explains how flavored water can actually be good for your mind, body and soul. Drinking water can actually soothe stress-induced symptoms as diverse as headaches, tense muscles, fuzzy thinking, a pounding heart, and low energy. Stress affects all of your basic body systems.  When you’re dehydrated, the effects are magnified. “Just a 2-percent reduction in hydration has a dramatic impact on energy levels and cognitive function.” Dehydration is said to further raise levels of cortisol — the “stress hormone.” Drinking more water can also help with weight loss – it is the best choice for beverages by not adding extra calories to your diet unlike soft drinks, juices, or other sugary beverages. Virginia Tech researchers say that water is filling so you feel fuller and eat less. An earlier study found those who drink water before meals consume an average of 75 fewer calories per meal. When you’re well hydrated, your body is also working closer to maximum efficiency, thus enhancing aspects of weight loss, like digestion and muscle function, when you exercise.

Prevention Magazine has 25 sassy water recipes perfect for keeping you healthy and quenching your thirst. Each recipe makes two quarts, giving you plenty of great-tasting water to share with your friends and family. You will instantly be drinking more water, but it is also important to remember to keep that water safe from contaminants. Contact us today to see what drinking water system is best for your home’s demands and start making all of the flavored water that you can. It is perfect for summertime, with flavors ranging from strawberry basil to cherry jubilee. Homemade flavored water is perfect for every setting and every guest will have choices they love while drinking more water and staying hydrated. Drink more water with the recipes in the article and drink better water with our drinking water systems. To view the recipes, click here.

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