Sunday, January 2, 2011


While maintaining a healthy diet and keeping your body properly hydrated you must drink water.  Lot's of water!  Since I am really bad about keeping my body hydrated during the day at work I have set little reminders on my computer calendar to pop up and tell me to take a Break!  The Que to drink water and to get up and stretch.  These little reminders pop up every hour.

There are all kinds of water to choose from.  So here is a list of water types and what's in them.  The choice is yours:

Artesian Water - From a well that's fed by an underground aquifer.  Example:  Fiji Natural Artesian Water.

Enhanced Water - Fortified with vitamins, minerals, and herbal ingredients, as well as added flavor.  Example:  Glaceau Vitamin water.

Fitness Water - With added electrolytes and flavoring or sugar.  Somme containe caffeine or herbal stimulants, such as taurine and guarana.  Example:  Hansens E20 Energy Water.

Mineral Water -  From an underground source that contains naturally accurring dissolved solids, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.  Example:  Callistoga Sparkling Mineral Water.

Purified Water -  Usually tap water that has been treated to remove contaminants.  Example:  Sam's Choice Purified Drinking Water.

Sparkling Water:  With natural or artificial effervescence.  Examples:  Schweppes Club Soda.

Spring Water:  From an underground source that flows to the earth's surface naturally.  Example:  Evian Natural Spring Water.

I personally drink Smart Water while I am at work.  Smart Water contains electrolytes.  It does not have added flavoring or sugar.  While I am at home we drink distilled water that we purchase at The Water Store in Ventura.

To add some flavor to your water try adding some squeezed Citrus Juice.

Time Saver!  Squeeze Citrus Juice Now, Use Later.  If you have leftover lemons and limes from a cocktail party, aqueeze them and freeze the juice in an ice-cube tray.  Once they're frozen, store the cubes in zippered plastic bags and use them for recipes that call for fresh lemon or lime juice.  (One cube equals about one tablespoon of juice.)