Over the past few years, I’ve made some big changes when it comes to what I eat and drink. I used to suffer from horrible headaches, almost on a daily basis, and my migraines were much too frequent. I went to see a neurologist in 2009 and he put me on a few medications to help control the headaches and prevent migraines, but they didn’t work very well.
Through a little experimentation, I came to find out that most of my headaches were caused by what I was eating and drinking. All of the processed food I ate on a daily basis, coupled with the two or three sodas I drank daily were causing them! I hardly ever drank water either, which meant that I was usually dehydrated, which can also cause headaches.
While it stunk to find out that my triggers were things that I liked so much, it was also a relief to know that I could make changes in my diet and avoid suffering from those chronic headaches and horrible migraines. The first thing I did was cut out soda from my every day diet, and it made a huge difference! I began making a point to drink a lot of water when I cut out my soda because I found that when I stayed hydrated, not only did my headaches become less frequent, but I felt better in general. My skin even starting looking better!
But drinking water all day, every day is let’s face it: boring. I have my iced coffees in the morning and I do have a soda every now and then (especially root beer, I can never say no to a root beer!) and unsweetened tea, but for every drink I have, I try to add an extra glass of water to my 8 glasses of water a day.
Sometimes I look at that glass of water in front of me and just can’t will myself to drink it.
So I went shopping at Publix yesterday to find some enhanced water so that I would have a little variety. Their water isle is huge, with everything from regular bottled distilled water to carbonated water to all-natural sodas.
I have been buying coconut waters for a while now, and they are a really nice variation of drinking regular filtered water from my fridge. They are light and refreshing and even have a few flavored ones, which is a nice touch!
They’re also pretty inexpensive at only $1 each for the small containers, but they do have about 60 calories per serving, so I don’t drink them every day.
I wanted to get real water, maybe with natural flavorings or carbonation – something to change it up a little so that I can still drink water but have it not be so dang boring!
I came across these Nestle Pure Life Splash waters – they just have a hint of flavor to them and I thought that was pretty cool. They were also pretty inexpensive, at just $2.50 for a 6 pack. I checked the ingredients just to see what was in it…and found that there was quite a long list of ingredients.
Since my whole point of drinking a lot of water is to keep hydrated and avoid artificial ingredients, I decided to skip buying this brand today.
I saw these La Croix waters and remembered my old boss drinking them like crazy, so I thought I would check them out.
The box said that they were pure and natural, and that they were sparkling water, and they were pretty reasonably priced at Publix at 3 for $11.
They also came in about 6 different flavors, which I thought was pretty awesome!
When I picked up a box of the sparkling orange, I found that the ingredients were exactly what I was looking for…carbonated water and natural flavoring.
This was exactly what I was looking for, just an alternative to regular water that I can drink on a daily basis. The fact that it is carbonated will help add some variety, and I can easily buy a case of the different flavors each week to add more variety. Yay!
I also picked up a cherry flavored carbonated water by SyFo that sounds great!
Do you drink your daily recommended amount of water? I always wonder how people drink all that water without getting a little variety!
What do you think about enhanced waters and carbonated waters? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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