Does anyone drink regular water anymore?

by Brooke on May 14, 2013

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The question for the week is, “does anyone drink regular water anymore?”  I mean really?!  The amount of products made for flavoring, coloring or worse energizing your water is continually growing.

OH YEAH!” Even the Kool-Aid man jumped on this unnecessary flavored water bandwagon.


I understand that a lot of these products are calorie-free, but that doesn’t mean that they should replace regular water.  Yes, consuming these products in moderation would be fine.  AND when I say moderation I am suggesting only adding one of these to an eight ounce glass of water once a day or less.

However, if you are looking to add a little FUN to your water try using fruits and/or herbs instead!


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Fruit can make a very colorful and tasty addition to any water glass!  Most fruits will work, except bananas.    If you are feeling adventurous try using herbs also.

To get started check out a few of these flavor combinations by The Yummy Life:
ALL CITRUS (no herbs) —  Slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar and proceed with muddling, add ice & water.
RASPBERRY LIME (no herbs)  — Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add 2 cups raspberries. Muddle, add ice & water.
PINEAPPLE MINT — Add a sprig of mint to the jar (you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar). Muddle the mint. Add 2 cups pineapple pieces, muddle, add ice & water.
BLACKBERRY SAGE — Add sage sprig to jar and muddle. Add 2 cups blackberries; muddle, add ice & water.
WATERMELON ROSEMARY —  Add rosemary sprig to jar & muddle. Add 2 cups watermelon cubes; muddle, add ice and water.

Who needs that flavored crap when you have fruit and herbs to spice up your water glass? 






{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacky May 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Oh, pineapple mint sounds like a tasty option. I love cucumber in my water, so refreshing.


Brooke May 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Thanks for the comment Jacky! That combination does sound tasty. My personal favorite is orange slices and blackberries!


Kevin Johnston May 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

can everyone even drink regular plain water like tap water?


Brooke May 21, 2013 at 12:36 am

Hi Kevin,

Yes. Both tap water and bottled water are similar in terms of safety. It is more of a personal preference.


Darci May 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

What do you think of coconut water? Is it a good choice?


Brooke May 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Hi Darci,
Coconut water is an electrolyte-laden liquid that can help rehydrate you after vigorous exercise. However, some athletes don’t like the taste.


Jeni June 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hey Brooker – what’s the downside of the flavoring if they’re calorie free and un-energized? IF only B vitamins as the energy, why is it so bad? just a waste of money on artificial products, or is there really a negative health effect of these? Jeff loves these for his water and drinks a ton more water WITH this, so I see the additive as a lesser evil to being dehydrated. I personally like iced tea or a camelback that filters plain water, but I know he’s very different.


Brooke August 20, 2013 at 2:10 am

The thing is do you really need the added flavor and B vitamins? I believe it is better to practice drinking regular water or flavor your water naturally with fruit.


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