Over the course of four decades, I shudder to think how many pounds of sugar I drank! According to a University of Nebraska study, I drank at LEAST 65 pounds of sugar a year for at least 20 years. How? I know I drank at least one can of soda, daily, for decades. What’s even MORE frightening is the word LEAST! Do you know how much sugar is in alcohol! (If you do, I don’t want to know!) So, simple math informs me that while I thought I was quenching my thirst, I consumed a minimum of 1300 pounds of sugar (20 years X 65 pounds).
Here’s a few points to ponder regarding the art of body hydration.
1) Only water (better yet, purified water) hydrates us. Anything else BUT plain old water uses water as we digest whatever it is as drank. Kindly note: do NOT use bottled water. Click here to learn about how our bottle water addiction is killing our planet.
2) Teas, coffees, sodas, alcohol, natural juices, you name it – while initially might feel like a thirst quencher, it isn’t.
3) Tap water in most cities is NOT the best source of water for your health, especially digestive health. More and more studies report how municipal filtering systems are not equipped to filter out a plethora of pharmaceutical contaminants. Click this link to learn more about many other issues concerning tap water.
4) Purified water is the BEST way to help our bodies rid itself of toxins. How toxic are you? If you don’t drink at least one eight-ounce glass of water an hour for most waking hours, it’s likely you’d benefit from a professionally recommended, all-nature detox program like mine.
I retired over 100 pounds in less than a year with the help of a refillable water bottle at my side – always! Please do your body (and our planet) a HUGE favor. Get and use a refillable water bottle every day. Your body thanks you! Your planet thanks you!