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Day 7: Drink Enough Water

By Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., December 18, 2013 - 2:00pm

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Lisa, I am shocked at your pushing seltzer water in place of juice, coffee/tea.
In fact, your obsession with being hydrated is bogus.
Your body informs you when you are either hungry or thirsty. Too much water drinking adds volume to the blood and makes the heart work harder. Juices, in moderation have anti-oxidants. Coffee and tea also have anti-oxidants which fight harmful free radicals. The mission should be to reduce the sugar intake, not to eliminate it.
Now, let's get back to your strange idea about the use of seltzer water with their friendly bubbles.
Seltzer water is made by infusing carbon dioxide molecules into water. The chemical reaction ( CO2+H20) cause H2CO3 or CARBONIC ACID to be formed. Did you know they use carbonic acid to dissolve limestone!!??

Why is there such a dramatic focus on the use of water these past 30 years? For thousands of years, man survived drinking water when he was thirsty. Somehow, we all managed very well without a continuous supply of water available 24/7. Then, someone realized they could make money selling water. Now, it is considered chic to carry water everywhere you go. It is such a false conclusion which made a bunch of folks rich.

Folks, if you drink water when your body tells you, you will be fine. Drinking water obsessively will add more volume to your blood and then your heart needs to pump harder, your blood pressure will increase and is just another example of how you are being led by the nose by people who truly have no interest in your well being.

Avoiding soda, tea, coffee, etc., is great if you have no taste buds, but you are a human and enjoy the tastes of certain foods. MODERATION is the key, along with MODERATE exercise, rest, dealing with stress, (not avoiding it) and a generally "healthy" lifestyle.
People who claim they are professionals and tell you to drink water (and turn it into an acid artificially) are not giving you good advice. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. enjoy your life.


01/08/2014 - 12:29am

what's the recipe?


01/08/2014 - 12:10am

I have been hooked on the La Croix Sparkling Water for the past year and have always wondered if that was sufficient since I don't like plain water. There are no sodium or sweeteners - just water and seltzer.


01/07/2014 - 2:02pm

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