Sparkling Water IS Just as Hydrating as Still Water

With summer’s heat in full force, it’s very important to stay hydrated. But for those of you who love the bubbles and tasty flavors in your water, you might be wondering if sparkling water is as hydrating as still water.

The Strong Debate Over Water Fluoridation

The addition of fluoride to public water supplies, also known as water fluoridation, is something that has been widely debated since it has begun. Added to the water in order to aide in the prevention of tooth decay, fluoride protects teeth from demineralization that is caused by natural acids produced by the mouth. However, the debate arises when several negative effects are taken into consideration.  

Can You Really Drink Too Much Water?

Ask any health expert and they’ll tell you that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But has anyone ever told you that you can drink too much water? Believe it or not, you can. 

How Important is Water for Your Body, Really?

You’ve heard that up to 60% of the adult human body is made up of water. Water is the only substance that possesses such unique properties that it is the most significant resource for the human body. But what exactly are its functions?

Benefits and Uses of Filtered Water

There is some uncertainty when it comes to consuming filtered water.  You may ask, why do I need or want filtered water?  Isn’t my tap fine?  Or the bottled water I am drinking?  If you are unsure, here are some benefits and uses of filtered water to help you decide if you need a filtration system.

10 Signs of Dehydration

In the hot summer months especially, proper hydration is extremely important.  Heat stroke is one sign of extreme dehydration, but there are other signs that you could be dehydrated.

Canning Drinking Water for Disaster Relief

At times of crisis some companies are getting creative with their resources on hand.  Recently, instead of canning their traditional brew, Anheuser-Busch used their Cartersville, Georgia brewery recently to can drinking water.  For the past 25 years, they switch one of their packaging lines over two to three times a year to can water for American Red Cross disaster relief. 

Carbonated water without the diabetes risk

Popping the tab of a soda can and hearing the fizz of carbonation evokes memories of quenching thirst on hot summer days. The taste of bubbles can bring a euphoric feeling. But what if just one of these fizzy drinks on a summer day had harmful long term effects? A new study by the Imperial College of London combed over 15 years of data to see if drinking just one soda a day could increase diabetes risk.

2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is in full swing. Everyone is scrambling to find a way to avoid getting the dreaded flu bug. Currently, 24 states and New York City have reported very high levels of activity in regards to the influenza virus. The CDC keeps weekly records of recorded cases of the seasonal influenza, and offers many suggestions on how to keep you and your family health.

Aside from getting the flu shot, there are also ways that you can strengthen your immune system. This could be by maintaining ideal body weight, keeping stress levels down, and eating plenty of fruits and veggies. Water is also a good way to build a stronger system

Generation Unhealthy

More than 50% of the population in 39 US states will be obese by 2030.  Not a statistic we should be proud of.

Currently 66% of Americans are considered overweight, while 36% are obese.  These numbers indicate a grim future for Americans, young and old.