Posts Tagged ‘water’

The search for healthy beverages

 

We’ve gotten the message on the antioxidant value of green tea — and, apparently, we even picked up the news that coffee and regular tea are now positive products as well.  And we’re willing to pay more.

Lot of people still don’t like protein drinks — we have a ways to go yet before they’re palatable.  And we get plenty of protein anyway.

Vitamin supplementation?  There’s not much vitamins in your vitamin waters, stick to the free kind of water and you’ll save yourself a dollar each time.

Do I Need to Drink Filtered Water or Is the Tap Okay?

A glass of tap water

Do I Need to Drink Filtered Water or Is the Tap Okay?.

Nice article we’d like to add something to …

A glass of tap water costs so little that there’s no way to express how much it costs in cents.    A very small fraction of a cent.  If you don’t like the taste, you can probably fix that with a filter.  If you’re concerned about scary stuff in your water, and you live in a developed country, you’re probably OK unless you are at special risk for infection (see the article for clarification).

We have readers from several different countries where the tap water is not reliably clean, and if you’re one of those people, this doesn’t apply to you, and if you’re a person in a special health group it doesn’t apply either but …. drink tap water, maybe filtered, when you’re home.  If you’re out somewhere and need a drink, bottled is a great way to go.

Clean water

English: A "sports" cap for bottles ...

We are  completely without guilt manipulation here.  There is no reason to go there.

Rather, we act  here from love of other people.

Ever stood in front of a water bottle display case trying to decide which water you’re going to have?  Let alone the hundred other beverage choices.

Estimates are from 11% (United Nations number) to 50% of the world’s population (more realistic number) have no access to clean water at all.

That 11% number is people without “improved sources” of water.  But unfortunately that includes having water pipes which pipe in relatively/totally untreated water from elsewhere.

So … here’s a challenge. Forego the expense of beverage products for a month, and donate your projected savings to: 

http://www.watermissions.org/

 

 

 

7 side effects of drinking diet soda

… knowing these 7 side effects of drinking diet soda may help you kick the can for good.

via 7 side effects of drinking diet soda – MSN Healthy Living – Health and Wellness.

We’ll continue to warn you that diet soda’s association with obesity may be mostly because obese people drink diet soda, but there are other reasons to switch to another noncaloric beverage too.