Do you know the Health Benefits of Drinking Water? Do you drink soda? Did you know it takes up to 130 hours of jogging to burn off one year’s worth of soda? Wow! Considering I don't jog (and really have no plans to start) I am so thankful that I do NOT drink soda. I will admit though that in the past I was a major soda addict. However, I gave it up several years ago. In fact, now I don't even enjoy it if I try to drink it. I wish I could say the same thing for my husband. I have been trying to educate him on the dangers of drinking sugary chemical filled beverages like soda. Not only the dangers to your body but also to the environment.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water:
In 2014 I made it a personal goal to increase my water intake. I have a 2-quart Brita pitcher that I fill up each night with detox water and my goal is to drink that before noon each day. According to the CDC, more than 40 percent of Americans drink less than half of the recommended amount of water daily, and approximately one fourth of children don't drink any water on any given day. Wow! I just can't imagine. The more water I drink the more I actually crave it. If I don't drink my water, I always end up with a headache from dehydration.
Water has health benefits ranging from boosting brain power to helping power your muscles. Our skin is our largest organ, and it is important to consume at least 8 glasses a day. Another added bonus it that it helps prevent wrinkles (did you know that). My dermatologist told me a few years ago when I told him I gave up soda. Also, my Chiropractor advocates drinking water daily to help maintain good health and wellness.
I have been using a Brita filter for years! Brita products transform ordinary tap water into healthier, great-tasting water. Brita filters are designed to reduce Chlorine, found in tap water. Brita products are also better for your wallet and for the environment. Over the course of a year, the average Brita pitcher filters 240 gallons of water – or about the same as 1800 standard 16.9-ounce plastic bottles. And one filter can replace 300 bottles of water and save over $600 a year.
Check out this Brita's new commercial that provides a visual on the environmental dangers of drinking too much soda and Brita.com to learn more about drinking Brita filtered water as a healthy beverage choice. I often hear that some people don't like how water tastes and I just don't understand that but then I think maybe it is because they are drinking bottled or tap water. I find that by drinking filtered water it really provides a clean taste. You can also add fresh fruit to your water to make an all-natural flavored water.
Brita is an official supporter of Drink Up, the effort from the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to get people to drink more water, more often.
To support Drink Up, Brita worked with actress and activist Eva Longoria to design a limited-edition Brita on-the-go filtering bottle (available now on Amazon).
Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Brita blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.