water

Americans drinks close to 42 gallons of water per person each year from single use plastic bottles. The problem is that only 30% of these bottles are recycled and it takes three times the amount of water to make a plastic bottle than the water they hold. According to the Ocean Conservancy, plastic beverage bottles … Read More

Water is a low cost, no calorie drink that doesn’t have any negative effects on health or weight gain. Drinking sugar sweetened beverages, on the other hand, is known to contribute to weight gain in children. So it makes sense to encourage swapping some of these sweet beverages for water. Providing water at school would … Read More

From a nutrition standpoint, there is no advantage – water is water, as long as it is clean. But you might like the convenience, flavor or natural carbonation. Bottled water is regulated for purity. Most bottlers belong to the International Bottled Water Association. There are no regulations, however, for enhancing bottled water and no oversight … Read More

You may have heard the 8 X 8 rule – drink 8 servings of 8 ounces of water each day. It sounds good, but there is no foundation for this recommendation and no scientific evidence to support it. It can go down as another urban myth. There is no question you do need water every … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Hint, the name says it all. This is unsweetened water with a hint of fruit flavor. There are no added sweeteners, colors or preservatives. It is a mild-tasting, zero calorie, hydrating water … Read More

Myth: Water is the only fluid that truly hydrates your body. Truth: According to the International Center for Sports Nutrition, juice, milk, soft drinks, coffee and other beverages count too. Research has shown that the dehydrating effect of caffeine-containing coffee and soda has been exaggerated. An average 12-ounce can of caffeine-containing soda results in the … Read More

Myth: Water is the only fluid that truly hydrates your body. According to the International Center for Sports Nutrition, juice, milk, soft drinks, coffee and other beverages count too. Research has shown that the dehydrating effect of caffeine-containing coffee and soda has been exaggerated. An average 12-ounce can of caffeine-containing soda results in the loss … Read More

Somewhere along the way Americans decided that exotic bottled water, shipped from the furthest corners of the globe, was both appealing and healthy—and tap water was not. But in many cases, just the opposite is true. Americans spend nearly $12 billion a year on bottled water without knowing that many of the top selling brands … Read More