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Does Good Hydration Really Boost Happiness?

You’ve probably heard the same number for years—8 cups of water a day. Many experts have said that that number of cups is outdated, but recent studies have shown how accurate it really is. It’s important to know the facts, because hydration affects more than just your physical health—your mental clarity and happiness are also at stake! Read on. IOM Study According to the IOM, women over 19 need 2.7 liters of total fluid per day (that’s over 11 cups) while men over 19 need 3.7 (over 15 cups). About 20% of your daily fluid comes through food, but that… Read More

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What Happens When You Replace Soda with Water?

It’s no secret that water is the healthiest beverage option out there—no calories, no sugar, just hydration. But while water only has positive benefits for you, soda has nothing for you. Nutrition experts not only recommend limiting your consumption of soda, but most advocate for avoiding it altogether as there are zero health benefits and several negative impacts. Hydration: Soda vs. Water Through the course of you day, you lose eight cups of water from your body to sweat and urination. If you don’t replace all of this water, you become susceptible to a lot of health issues. Headaches, dizziness,… Read More

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The Best Water For Your Cup of Coffee

  Our society has spent years perfecting the art of coffee—we know everything about different kinds of beans and how they’re roasted, but there’s one crucial coffee ingredient we’ve been neglecting: water. Coffee is 90% water, so why haven’t we been paying more attention to its effect on our coffee? The right kind of water can drastically change the quality of your coffee. It’s not just an ingredient—it also acts as a solvent when it comes into contact with your coffee. Here’s what you need to know. What Water Does Water is absolutely essential for the extraction of coffee flavor… Read More

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How Sparkling Water Compares to Bottled Water

With the rise in popularity of sparkling water, there are a lot of rumors being passed around—it’s often presented as a familiar alternative to sugar sodas, but is it really just as healthy as regular still water? The Rumors Because of its carbonation, sparkling water has been said to erode tooth enamel, leach calcium from your bones as well as lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). So the question is really about the carbonation—is too much carbonation bad? We’re pretty accustomed to thinking bubbly drinks are bad for us, but nutritionists have confirmed that sparkling water is basically harmless. Regular… Read More

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How to Stay Hydrated While Exercising

We all know that hydration is important and that hydration is especially important if you’re exercising, but you may not know what water temperature is ideal for preventing dehydration and enhancing performance! The Temperature Difference The temperature of your water can actually affect how well it hydrates you. Studies have shown that people drink about 50% more cold or cool water compared to warm water when they exercise, and those same studies show that these people are less dehydrated. Cold water keeps your core body temperature, which allows you to exercise longer. The hotter you get, the quicker you’ll feel… Read More

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What Actually Happens During the Water Treatment Process?

We all know that our drinking water is “treated,” but most of us don’t know how. While drinking supplies in the U.S. are among the safest in the world, water can still become contaminated with water-borne germs such as Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia intestinalis, and other pathogens. Every community is different—they have different regulations and processes to treat their water—but here’s what the average treatment system looks like. Coagulation and Flocculation Chemicals with a positive charge are added to the supply of water that’s being treated—these neutralize the negative charge of other things in the water like dirt… Read More

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Dehydration Symptoms and Causes

You need about eight cups of water each day to keep your body happy and healthy. When you don’t drink enough over time, you can become something worse than just dehydrated. You can become chronically dehydrated. When you’re constantly dehydrated, you actually become desensitized to dehydration symptoms—meaning you won’t just feel thirsty when you need some water. Here are eight important symptoms to look out for when your body is telling you it needs more water every day. #1: Constant Fatigue We lose fluids in all kinds of ways—sweat, urination, diarrhea, or vomiting—and when we don’t replace it, the blood… Read More

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5 Reasons to Subscribe to a Water Delivery Service for Your Home

#1: Get The Best Water Possible State and city water standards vary, so you can never really trust your tap water. At-home filters only get out some of the minerals and chemicals found in tap water. If you want the purest possible water, free from any chemicals of contaminants, then a water delivery service is what you need. Many water delivery services get their water straight from the mountains, where natural alkaline, pure water is found in the springs. Water directly from the source doesn’t need to be treated with chemical compounds—they get rid of any bacteria and then it’s… Read More

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Eye-Opening Facts About Water Pollution

While there are many environmental issues plaguing our planet today, one of the most pressing issues directly affecting us is water pollution. Though it’s fairly well-known that this is a problem in most developing countries, we should all be aware that it affects us too. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, around 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater and industrial waste is dumped into our waters every year. This includes our oceans and freshwater sources. At this rate, nearly 46% of the world’s population will have to deal with shortages of drinking water by 2050. The main cause… Read More

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Ways to Drink More Water While Pregnant

What Water Can Do For Your Baby You’re 75% water, and that means your baby is too. Not only do you want to keep that percentage up for yourself, but the amount of water you drink directly affects the volume of amniotic fluid surrounding you baby. You should be drinking eight cups of water every day and we have some tips to help you get there. Meet Your Body’s (and Your Baby’s) Needs Your body is smart, but there are things it can’t communicate. Your body only exhibits signs of necessity after it needs the thing it’s asking for. So… Read More

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