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glass of waterWater is the best beverage​ choice you can make. Did you know water...

Helps maintain a healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
Helps increase energy levels.
Hydrates the body, quenches thirst, and supports other body functions necessary for your overall health.
Moisturizes skin for a healthy, glowing appearance.
  • Simply put, drinking water helps maintain your weight, increases your level of energy, and helps you feel and look healthier. And the best part of all, it’s inexpensive!
      
But what if…
I don’t like the taste of water? Add sliced lemons, limes, or oranges to your water for an added citrus flavor. Or, add frozen berries. Using a straw can make drinking water fun. Find some ideas here.
 
 


 Seltzer water being poured into a glass seltzer water can
 Miss the bubbles in soda? Try seltzer or sparkling water instead. These carbonated waters often come in different flavors, so you’ll get the bubbles and flavor of soda without the added sugar and empty calories found in sugary drinks.





water fountain I’m an athlete and I need extra energy? It’s a common belief that athletes need to drink sports drinks. In reality, sports drinks are only meant to replace electrolytes lost during intense exercise. That’s one hour or more of endurance-related activity. Few people regularly participate in extended periods of activities vigorous enough to require more electrolytes than already provided by their diet. For most of us, staying well hydrated with water and eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins provide enough energy to perform at our peak. Drinking sports drinks will only add more calories and more sodium than your body really needs.
 
 
water bottles

Think bottled water is healthier for you than tap water?
A review of the bottled water industry showed that just because water comes out of a bottle does not mean it is cleaner or safer than tap water. In fact, about 25% of the time, bottled water is just tap water in a bottle. Bottled water is not as well-regulated and its products often are missing fluoride, which promote dental health. So the next time you’re heading out, fill up a reusable bottle with tap water and go!


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