I have been using the same Pur filter pitcher for about ten years. The price of the filter refills is very reasonable. It's a good investment. It is also easier than packing around 5 gallon jugs from the grocery store and better for the environment than buying water in disposable containers.
Maybe this is one of those things (the Kool Aide) that you do starting out to help get you on the right track and in the habit of being well hydrated. Over time, you could work on substituting in something that is a little healthier.
We have well water that gets really sulfur-y in the summer, so for a long time I didn't drink plain water at all. We bought iced tea in jugs and I drank that endlessly. After a while, it made more sense to cut out all the tea and just buy a brita water pitcher. It really does make a difference.
Becky, sweetners can be confusing to which is considered natural or artificial, some contain both ingredients. Of course nearly everyone knows about cane/beet sugar being natural, thats why I went back to it in moderation. Is there a link explaining natural and artificial sweetners, how they are processed, amount not to be exceeded, and any possible side effects of either?
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do any of the grocery or convenience stores near you have one of those fill a jug vending machines? they hold a 5 gallon container like a water cooler has or a gallon. you just bring your container to refill, pay and get water. it costs like 30 cents to refill the single gallon size. if you just buy the store brand a gallon of water that tends to run less than a dollar gallon. while i can see where you wouldn't want to have that cost all of the time, it should be doable some of the time. figure if you're drinking a half gallon of water that's going to run you from 15-40 cents a day. my guess is that the low end of that is at least comparable with the cost of the kool-aod packets.
What you are sharing shows that you are having about 8 servings of artificial sweetener daily. A typical recommendation is to have no more than about 4 servings daily. You could always use less sweetener than the package recommends. I often find that I can 1/4 to 1/2 the amount and it is enough to give the water a better flavor.
I drink unsweetened Kool-Aid instead of water. The tap water tastes horrible and I cannot afford to buy the bottled water all the time. I do add sweet 'n' low to the kool-aid and I do drink about 64 oz of liquid everyday. Is this okay?
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