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Water, Water Everywhere – ____ ____ Drop to Drink
I don’t like to speak in absolutes and extremes, but I can say for sure that there is a topic that has come up with 100% of my clients over the past 4-6 weeks. Hydration. Specifically water- how much and what type.
If you’re reading this, you are likely asking yourself at least one of the following:
When did our choice of ‘water’ come with so many more options than bottled or tap?
To (over) simplify it, innovative people knew healthcare professionals were promoting hydration via low to no calorie options and consumers demanded options that tasted good. This was also occurring around the same time that a variety of alternatively sweetened beverages were hitting the market and consumers were hearing messages to decrease the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages in our diets. Pair an innovative person and a businessman (perhaps the same person) and we started to see a shift in what was being sold at the stores.
The bottom line – to stay adequately hydrated the recommendation is to drink calorie and caffeine free beverages while consuming foods with high water content (i.e. fruits).
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