The Best Thing to Drink in the Summer to Quench Your Thirst
June 15, 2012 By: Victor Brick
What is the best thing to drink in the summer to quench your thirst? Why, the same thing to drink anytime; good, old-fashioned water and what should be the source of your water? The easiest and most economical is tap water, but we all know that tap water is full of pollutants and chemicals. So, that would make the obvious choice bottled water, but bottled water is 40% tap water and much more expensive, not to mention, it is not recommended to drink out of a plastic bottle. So what is the answer? Filtered tap water.
Filtered tap water is easily accessible and inexpensive. You can filter tap water one of two ways. You can put a filter system on your kitchen tap or you can get a water pitcher like a Brita that filters the water for you. We do both. If you need to add a little flavor to your water you can add a slice of lemon or lime.
Want to add a little kick to your water? Try a sparkling water like Perrier. Again, if you need a little flavor, you can add lemon or lime. You can even add a touch of juice such as cranberry juice, but only a touch since juice is high in sugar.
You can also make unsweetened iced green tea from your filtered water and, again, add a touch of flavor with lemon or lime. You can even use a natural sweetener such as Stevia to sweeten it. Avoid adding sugar, as sugar will draw fluid out of your system, as well as raise blood sugar levels and cause you to gain weight.
Finally, we all know that sodas are not a good thing to drink because of their high caloric, sugar and chemical content (even for low-cal soft drinks), but what about Vitamin Water? Well, just read the label. Vitamin Water can have as much as 33 grams of carbohydrates and 32 grams of sugar which is more than half the recommended sugar intake per day. In other words, Vitamin Water is nothing more than sugar water.
As we said, to quench your thirst in the summer time, or any time for that matter, there is no substitute for good, old-fashioned water.
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