Drink It In!

July Blog Drink It InWe all know that drinking water is good for us, but with so many options on the market, it can be a little overwhelming to know which one is best. Ideally, the best type of water is the one that you like enough to drink consistently and sufficiently. Still there are little nuances that may help you make a healthier choice.

Carbonated water is a favorite, and for those who have given up soda or reduce their soda intake, it can feel like quite a special treat. While the bubbles can be helpful when you have a tummy ache, there has been quite a controversy as to if it can negatively affect health. Much research suggests that it does not cause issues such as digestive issues and osteoporosis, as it was once believed.

Another option is Kangen water. Kangen water is produced through a process called electrolysis, which can make water more acidic or alkaline. The theory is to match the ph of the water to bring balance to the ph of the body. Many health experts believe that due to the common diet and other factors here in the United States, the majority of people are acidic. It thus follows that for many, drinking more alkaline water would be healthier. Whether you drink Kangen water or not, an anti inflammatory diet  is often a good idea.

Then, there is flavored water. When you buy flavored water, you most definitely want to make sure that it is filtered water, and then check the sugar and sodium levels. A wonderful alternative is to make your own by infusing fruits like lemons, berries, apples, etc. into your water. Cucumber and or mint can be quite refreshing, particularly in the summer.

Whatever your water choice is, staying hydrated is key in keeping your body and yoni flushed. As always, half of your body’ weight in fluid ounces is the recommended daily amount to consume. In the warmer months, or whenever we feel the need, more than that can be great as many of us are chronically dehydrated. Also making certain to eat a fair amount of fresh fruits and vegetables can help you to be further hydrated because of the fluid intake they contain.