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Water and Soda

Friday, May 03, 2013

I was just reading an article about how activists in my county are trying to get residents not to buy single-serve water bottles. Apparently, 83% of the bottles do NOT get recycled.

The article also said that the market on water is growing, while soft drink sales are declining. I find this completely fascinating, in part because I am part of a larger trend. Last year sometime I decided that I would stop drinking Diet Coke regularly. I never drank a ton of it, but I would have a 20 oz bottle here or there, maybe once a week. At first I had huge cravings for it -- it goes really well with certain foods (like tacos!). I will still have it very occasionally, but when I do I often find that it clashes with my meal instead of complimenting it. Water tastes good with everything!

There is also a movement against "sugar-sweetened beverages." This is a public health group and the goal is to reduce the amount of sodas, sweet teas, and other high-calorie drinks that encourage obesity. Interestingly, the SSB folks do not include diet drinks in their messaging.

I have my water bottle, which I take with me everywhere.

The most important feature of my water bottle is the straw!

What is your drink of choice?
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AMYD726 5/7/2013 1:53PM

    I just realized don't get e-mails anymore when you post! I need to look into my settings...hmmmm....

Anyway, I drink a ton of water daily and I'm also addicted to flavored seltzer water as a treat. Not that a diet coke doesn't sneak its way in occasionally too. ;)

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STODD251 5/3/2013 1:06PM

    I love my water!!! Definitely my drink of choice! I will occasionally drink juice, milk, beer, or other alcohol, but hardly ever soda

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/3/2013 11:16AM

    I drink water 99% of the time.

The problem I have with the anti-sugar activists is that they're ok with artificial sweeteners. As much as artificial sweeteners don't have the calories in one serving as sugar, the body just doesn't digest it the same way. If they're going to be against sugary drinks, they should be against all sweetened drinks.

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SUNSHINE99999 5/3/2013 9:52AM

  mine goes everywhere with me too. emoticon

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STRONGDJ 5/3/2013 9:40AM

    I'm with you--water goes with everything. My SIL still talks about the years we worked together and the large cup of water at my desk every day!
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