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Learn All the Ways to Get Your H2O
4/29/2013 12:16:46 PM
I keep up with my water intake - about 10 cups a day. the only time I find water drinking challenging is when tryintg to drink it with my dinner meals. My husband and I drink a glass of water with our dinner flavored with lemon juice with lots of ice, marachino cherries with orange and lime slices. It not only tastes flavorful but it looks very exotic. great way to fool your taste buds!
I don't quite get the problem with water until I get some unfiltered from the tap. I am from Arizona and used to pay extra for bottled water, then one day decided to try the PUR system and was very happy with it. I still do NOT like facet water, I can taste the chlorine..YUCK. In Kansas at my son's home,my DIL said their water was filtered....but my very sensitive palate could taste the chlorine. In 5 days I have gone through almost 3 store bought gallons of water!!
"it is a mischaracterization to dismiss municipal sourced bottled water a rip off. While bottled water, including the brands marketed by Pepsi and Coke, come initially from the tap they undergo stages of additional treatment including reverse osmosis (RO)." Hardly it takes SEVERAL liters of water to produce ONE liter of water. Not to mention the bottles and transportation etc. They paint them selves as being some sort of heroes when they basically do little to the water. They just want to pick everyone's pocket. Buy a water bottle fill it from the tap and you will be doing yourself and the landfill a favour. If bottled water is SO SUPERIOR why is the NO net benefit to our health - it seems like until it was MARKETED , there was no need for it - funny how there had to be a MARKET created for it.
Doctor told me i have to drink 3 liters a day, as in past. I never drunk much . somthing to do with my kidneys - toxins, to flush out not quite sure can't really remember much Some say 3liters is 5.5 pints some say 6 pints is 3liters Im' in uk can you help i want to get this right thanks AS SOON AS I HAVE A SIP OF WATER I'M THISTY AGAIN is this right
7/16/2012 7:03:02 AM
Water can be hard to drink! I found adding some fresh lemon or lime juice or even mint leaves gives some good for me taste. xx
Since I've moved to Florida I find that the water has a lot of chlorine in it. Surprise! Our refrigerator now has a good filter. We use it for everything right now but are looking into other filtering systems. Boring work but I can't drink the water without it.
Hi, The message about estrogenic really hit me, because excess of estrogens in women bodies lead to tumors in the uterus and ovarian cancer as well as other conditions, that are painful and potentially dangerous. Before, I got into SP i did not drink bottled water, however, after I got into the 8 cups of 8oz of water, I had no choice, but I also started with health problems.... Now I am going to use glass containers and bottles, and research on how to get the best water possible, the thing is that Brita and other home filters, have plastic pitchers so i need to find out how to go around that.
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I live in the desert, so drinking water from your household tap is not recommended. Investing in a water cooler for our home was the best investment ever. Paying 4 bucks for a case of water a week is 208 bucks a year. Cooler jugs with water (15gals per week) costs us 178 bucks a year. After a year the cooler pays for itself costing only 3 bucks for 15 gals of water a week. A family of three, that's 5 gallons of water consumed a week per person with no plastic bottles to recycle.
I am so fortunate to live in an area where the city water is clean and tastes wonderful but fell for the marketing hype of bottled water being superior somehow. Now I know better! The water is virtually free...you are paying for the bottle itself and the transportation costs. Use an at-home filter and carry your own bottle. The cost of bottled water is 1000's of times more than your own and the energy use to bottle it is 75% in oil. The other 25% is probably in advertising. Notice that the big cola manufacturers heavily market bottled water. Pure profit for them! Also..."Evian" spelled backwards is "Naive". So it's time we all got a clue!
In our winter home, I use both a PUR and several BRITA pitchers. In the summer we are at our son's home and he has excellent well water. We do keep bottled water for guests who prefer it.
5/16/2011 3:21:19 PM
Personally I say go and get a water cup that has a top on it that is glass or something and use your tap water. There is so much waste in plastic bottles and theres no place for them to go except in water sources. If you do bottled water, find a recycling place in your area. Ours is at our Township Hall once a month.
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