In honor of Thirsty Thursday we want to bring you the truth about flavored water!
Truth about Flavored Water
Flavored water is on the rise due to their popular additives such as vitamins, and minerals, in addition to advanced performance additives such as energy boosting compounds like caffeine. It all sounds great, not only are you happily getting in your water intake but all the extra bonuses that come with it! Have you ever stopped and read the ingredients of your flavored water? If your not seeing sugar listed in those ingredients you’re most likely seeing aspartame, sucralose, or other types of artificial sweeteners.
Problem with Artificial Sweeteners
What’s the problem with artificial sweeteners you may wonder, at least they’re not sugar. Quite the contrary! Some studies link artificial sugars to memory loss, headaches, and may even put you at risk for type 2 Diabetes. Too many vitamins and minerals can also take a toll on our body causing nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps and many more side effects pertaining to the specific vitamin. Caffeine which can also be found in some flavor water additives can become addictive, cause headaches, increase blood pressure, inhibits collagen production in the skin, increase anxiety and depression, and much more!
Infuse your Water
So what should you do if you just can’t take the taste of water or want to spice it up? Infuse your water with natural ingredients such as Lemon, blue berries, strawberries, cucumber, mint or any other natural combination you’d like.