Water and its benefits

I’ve always been a big fan of water. It’s calorie free, refreshing, sweet at times, and it does the job of quenching my thirst fantastically better than soda pop or juice (in my opinion). I’ve noticed that with chocolate milk for example, I could drink a litre of it and not feel like my thirst has been satisfied…

I did a bit of reading, and we are made up of 55% to 75% of water and our entire body system needs water in every part, for example:

Blood is 83% water

Muscles are 75% water

The brain is 74% water

Bone is 22% water

And on top of that, the leaner you are, with more muscle, the more water you have in your body because muscle holds more water than fat.. And every time you breathe, you lose water. But you’d have to lose 10% of your body weight in fluids to be dehydrated (where you’re huffing and really ready to collapse), but all it takes is 2% to make you feel dizzy.

Plus, water helps lessen the chance of kidney stones, helps keeps joints lubricated, helps with the severity of colds and the flu, and helps prevent constipation.

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:
Excessive thirst
Dry mouth
Little or no urination
Muscle weakness

Which are all symptoms I sometimes get on a regular basis. But my problem with water, is that it’s tasteless. Good, yes at times, but when you’re at your desk, craving a fat chocolate bar, or a smoothie, tasteless water ain’t gonna cut it.

Which is why I loved Vitamin Water by Glaceau! I got one of every flavour, and this stuff is not only healthy, but tasty.

I didn’t event notice I was drinking water, it was so tasty, and I did feel a lot more refreshed during the day only because the water helped keep light dehydration at bay.

Naturally, to be frugal – just drink cold tap water!!!

But if you’re like me and you just can only drink SO MUCH of tap water, Vitamin Water is a good alternative to those sugary, heavy fruit juices.

And Vitamin Water it also helps replace that extra cup of heavy coffee or large cup of juice with sugar you MAY have had in your system, while satisfying your need for something other than ‘plain’ water. I can only talk about Vitamin water because it’s the only one I’ve tried.


About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.