Take a minute and think about what you drink in a typical day. Unless you are a true water lover, you may be getting some extra, unneeded calories through sodas, ice teas, energy and coffee drinks. During Drinking Water Week 2017 (May 7-13), the RWA and the American Heart Association (AHA) urge you to “Rethink Your Drink” by cutting down on sugary beverages and replacing them with healthier choices such as our water.
Water is amazing. It can cure crankiness, it has zero calories, and it’s inexpensive. Every system in your body depends on water. Proper hydration helps prevent problems with memory, concentration, anxiety, headaches and a range of other health problems.
The Healthy Connecticut 2020 Final Report released by the Connecticut Department of Public Health says that obesity is at the forefront of public health issues in Connecticut. Just one sugary drink a day can increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It’s time to rethink your drink, Connecticut!
Getting into the habit of drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your health. But, sometimes that can be a challenge. To help get in the habit, carry a refillable water bottle. If you want to add some flavor, add a splash of 100% fruit juice or slices of citrus, berries and even cucumbers for a boost of flavor. The combinations of fruits, vegetables and herbs are endless: blueberry lemon mint, citrus cilantro, green apple raspberry rosemary… Check out this infographic from the Heart Association:
RWA Pinterest: Drink Tap
American Heart Association