The best way to choose a water bottle to avoid BPA and other toxins, is to select the right one for your needs and use it correctly. Here are the prevalent reusable container options:

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Green Water Bottles and Now The PlantBottle Soda Bottle

With beverage companies becoming much more aware of their ‘carbon’ footprint, and in a race to be the ‘most green’ many companies are in a hurry to green up their bottles. 

Volvic’s new bottle offers a 38 percent lower packaging carbon footprint and a 16 percent lower total lifecycle footprint than the previous 50cl Volvic bottle. This reduction is achieved by incorporating 25 percent recycled plastic from previously used bottles and using the new plant-based plastic.

Is tap water as safe as bottled water?

Answers from Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety. So the choice of tap or bottled is mostly a matter of personal preference. Read More

Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer.

10 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

BY : A large glass of lemon water, it balances PH, keeps your skin clear and glowing, it kick starts your digestive system, helps with weight loss, and helps to control your coffee habit. Lemon is also a natural energizer, it hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed!

FIZZ ~ my new go to drink

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This gift will be appreciated by your friends who already drink tons of water, and it may just turn H2O haters into believers, too. The bottle is made from stainless steel and glass (so no icky plastic taste) and is dishwasher safe, so it’ll make getting their eight daily glasses a breeze—a lemon, mint, or strawberry flavored breeze, that is. $15, uncommongoods.com

Flavored water recipes

by Dawn ViolaWorkout waters are flavored waters you make at home, and something your body can look forward to after every session, whether yoga or spin class. Going beyond standard lemon water, workout waters infuse fresh herbs, spices and aromatics that wake up your senses, cool down and refresh your body and offer health benefits.

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Flavoured Waters: Pretty, Healthy, & Hydrating! How to make alkaline water

by JULIE: I know how hard it can be to drink your water every single day.  I find it challenging myself some days and I wake up with intentions of doing a little better than yesterday just to find that by 2pm I’ve had my head in the books and I’m parched!  It may seem so boring to sip on plain ole water when you see others with their schmancy bottles of this and that covered with convincing marketing but you are doing yourself a HUGE favour by resisting the temptation every time you choose water instead.  And really…. how hard is it to make delicious schmancy water of your own that will surely trump any commercial variety, hands down!

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Sometimes plain old water just doesn’t cut it. The thirst-quenching solution? Fruit-infused H2O! Infused waters are easy to make, nutritious, and refreshing. Simply use any fresh fruit (except bananas — they don’t work well), herbs, and spices to turn your once plain water into a refreshing, flavored drink.

 CamelBak, an innovative company creating smart hydration solutions to help people perform at their best. Known as the creator of the hydration backpack, CamelBak offers a variety of hydration products from water bottles and filtration devices to a custom hydration calculator. 

Here’s how to make four of my favorite combinations:

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Adding stuff to your water makes it taste better, and then you’re going to drink more. Make it cold and you might drink it even faster. Here are some of my favorite things to add to water, some favorite combinations, and even some reader suggestions. I’ll add more to the list as I hear of them or try them, right now there are more than 50!