One Drink To Rule Them All?
Everyone is trying to become healthier, with new diets and health kicks around every corner, but many people tend to forget that simple changes can be made without the need for high-cost alternatives.
Nobody needs us to explain why fizzy drinks are unhealthy, but for the unsuspecting few it may come as a surprise that fruit juices are often nearly as bad. In this article from the British Heart Foundation, we learn that some fruit juices can contain up to ‘2-3 tsp’ of sugar, leading to the recommended amount per day being a mere 150ml. Exceeding this amount can often become a root cause of ‘high blood pressure, hypertension’, and other potentially serious health complaints.
Time for a Brew?
Many sources tell us that coffee can be beneficial towards combating diabetes, and both liver and heart disease. Of course, the cousin to coffee is tea, which offers more protection against cancer, stroke and heart disease, but does come with its own limitations.
Once sugar is added, however, we are unlikely to feel the effects of these benefits. It is undeniable that a nice, hot mug of tea or coffee can lift your mood, warm you up, and hydrate you, but it is clear that even a good brew pales in comparison to a refreshing cup of H20. Water is vital, not only for hydration, but also for keeping your energy levels at a controlled rate — something that excessive tea and coffee consumption can play havoc with.
Water – One Drink To Rule Them All?
From our previous blog post, we know that our body is made up of 60% H2O, so it comes as no shock that water tops both of the lists of healthiest drinks from our sources.
Being inexpensive, free of sugar, and excellent at reducing dehydration and kidney stones, water should always be your go-to choice, especially given that 1-3 cups of water a day’ can lead to us ‘taking in less fat, salt, sugar and up to 200 calories a day. It’s a no-brainer.
With the aforementioned absence of sugar, the NHS tells us that water also saves considerably on damage to our teeth.
Of course, the main argument that is seen against water is that its taste is a tad too plain. At Total Soft Water, we think that nothing beats an ice-cold, fresh glass of water, but for those who find it a little uninspiring, there are several secret strategies you can employ in order to improve the experience.
Adding a favourite fruit or vegetable, such as lemon, lime, or cucumber, is a common suggestion, helping to add some subtle notes of flavour. In fact, we have a handy guide on the wonderful world of fruit infusions – check it out here!
Alternatively, you could add a small amount of mint to add a sizable kick to your glass.
If you are in need of more water in your world, our filtration services offer many additional benefits including improvements to your health.
At a base level, water can come with a variety of impurities including ‘dissolved and suspended solids’ that can then be ‘present as particles’ adding a degree of ‘turbidity’ to your water. These solids, along with limescale and any other impurities, are just a few of the things that our water filters can fix.
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