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1/5/13 6:45 A

Hi, Denise !

Let me ask you this, how does your throat feel after drinking regular orange or grapefruit juice ? If citric acid is bothering your throat, you should see the same problem if you drink orange juice. what happens if you eat an orange, lime, lemon or grapefruit ? Does eating citrus fruit bother your throat ? If not, it might not be the citric acid per se. It could be the artificial chemicals in those flavorings you use.

Instead of using Crystal light, why not try a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime ? that would be a healthier option than those mixes.

When I was starting to increase my intake of water, I was drinking sparkling waters like Poland Springs, Adirondak, Perrier, Whole Foods mineral waters, etc... If you need a fizzy fix, sparkling waters are great. love them.


KKKAREN Posts: 12,714
1/5/13 6:34 A

To me those enhancers are just more chemicals to put into your body. Plain water is a little hard to take in the beginning but you really do get used to it. I love my plain water now and drink 10 to 12 cups a day.

KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (132,338)
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1/4/13 1:38 P

When I started drinking more water I hated the taste of plain water. I used these little packets called TruLemon and TruLime. You can buy them in the grocery store and carry them with you like sugar packets. (and a little goes a long way). They may have the citric acid you refer to but I don't know to what degree. Now I prefer the plain water but that took a while. Additionally, I know some folks really enjoy cucumber slices in their water. Have fun with it - try what ever you think will help.

Be well,
Kelly

DENISECLINKS Posts: 20
1/4/13 1:29 P

Hello all. I have noticed that within the last year I cant drink things like crystal light and mio that has citric acid in it. It makes my throat hurt. Anyone ever heard of this? Any suggestions on what I can add to water to help me down it? I am not a big fan of water. I am able to have actual citris but nothing in any type of water "enhancers".

Thanks again!!

Denise

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