I’ve had several patients lately inquiring about some of the newest water enhancers and asking if they are safe. This prompted me to look into them (although I suspected them evil when I heard the word –Enhance.) Here is the research I have done—
Food companies have recently developed brand new “water enhancers” and are cashing in the big bucks. Here’s a shock!-Water enhancers contain NO Natural ingredients.
They do contain:
1. Artificial Sweeteners- like the dreaded sucralose (AKA Splenda) and we all know how terrible those are for us. Animal studies show that sucralose decreases the amount of good bacteria in the stomach by close to 50%. EEK We need those good bacteria to process the nutrient out of our foods and get them to the cells of our bodies. If you are new to the blog–I will refer you back to This Link
2. Food Dyes- need I really say more after you have read Susan’s story? Here is the link
3. Ace-K- Acesulfame Potassium is the only sweetener on the Earth that is worse that Aspartame (aka-formaldahyde in your brain.) It is made from methylene chloride which is a well-known carcinogen. Really?
4. Proplylene Glycol- This is a mineral oils that has been known to cause allergic reactions and central nervous system depression–do you really want to drink this all day?
This leads me to my main point. Let’s flavor our water naturally. My family doesn’t enjoy the taste of water so much. We initially threw in some lemons and have now graduated to adding cucumber slices and some fresh mint from the garden. One of my friends has recently written a book on vitality and has been selling water bottles with infusers to naturally enhance the water. I love mine! I have been adding fruit, berries, and herbs and have been drinking my target amount daily.
To calculate your target amount—take your body weight (lbs) divided by 2 and that equals the number of ounces of water you need daily just to stay hydrated—that is the minimum amount of water you should drink daily.
The staff and I all purchased the Bring Back Vitality water infuser bottles and have more available if anyone would like to purchase one. Shoot us an email at email@example.com or call (317) 217-2626. The bottles are $15.00 and well worth it!
Here is a great recipe for some detox water you can make and drink all day!
Please visit http://www.bringbackvitality.com for more great information and to order the bottles online!