Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Water is the new black
I've tasted some pretty nasty water before, but the majority of water is yummy. There have been times when I can actually feel my body craving, wine...er, water!
There are so many benefits: better looking skin, less fatigue, longer endurance at the gym, aids in food digestion, it doesn't cost a thing (unless you specifically ask for bottled water at a fancy eatery), some say it's a bonus for mental health and I also read it helps to curb midnight munching!! That last one I'll have to put to the test before claiming it to be true.
If you have ever experienced a hangover, what's the one thing you wake up looking for? I've been there (too many times to mention) and for me it's always water. I have a friend, who doesn't drink, but loved to go out with friends. When she would find herself in social situations being pressured to have a cocktail, she'd ask for water in a martini or wine glass in an effort to 'fit in'.
For pregnant gals, it's smart to ask for the same thing. My friends have shared that by simply holding a wine glass, they feel included in their girl's night out. After a long day, I do the same thing. I'm not opposed to alcohol and I don't have a bun in the oven, but it's a great way to 'trick' the mind. There's something about holding a wine glass that makes me believe its' contents will relax me.
There's a product on the market called 'Metromint' and it's absolutely fab! It's flavored, unsweetened water. The ingredients are on the back of the bottle and there's nothing I can't pronounce. That, by the way, is my litmus test as to whether or not I buy it. If I can't say it, I don't eat it. I've found the ChocolateMint to be a gift! It's so dang yummy! When I'm craving chocolate, I crack open a bottle and I get my fix. I'll pour it in a martini glass and pretend I'm having a chocolate cocktail! It really works! It's the best combo!
Is anyone else thirsty? I won't burden you with all the googled information I found on the web when I typed in 'benefits of water'. The studies are out there for you to pursue if you wish. Believe me, it's the new black.