For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with drinking water. I used to have a Life-brand plastic water bottle by my hip in high school, before my more enviro-friendly friends kept pushing me to get a metal bottle to house my hydration.
Ever since, my water bottle rolls me with wherever I go, and it's one of the best health decisions I've ever made.
And the second best? Cutting out juice and pop from my diet several years ago. I used to think that in order to vary up my bevvies, I'd get for my fridge some Tropicana orange juice or grape juice or Nestea or pop. Sure, I love water tons but I was open to bring some different flavours to my buds.
Then I realized, after doing some research, that tons of sugar is poured into juices. I was drinking my calories on my respites from chugging back water. No more, I told myself then, and cut out juice from my diet. Four years earlier, I banished pop to its sugar-water abyss where it belongs. It never really did anything for me, all that sugar and fizz.
Now I drink water at home, when I'm not home, and I vary it up with tea, coffee, some lemon spritzed into my water. I'm done with drinking garbage that will only bruise my body.
And I encourage anyone looking to tweak their health habits for the better to do the same.
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