Well, first off, if you're going to be lugging a water bottle around all day, shouldn't it have style?
We pay so much attention to our purse yet, a water bottle is with us all day too!
I'm totally in love with S'well water bottles and just picked up the teakwood style! They are beautifully designed and composed of non-leaching and non-toxic stainless steel that actually keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours!
Secondly, make sure the water you are drinking has been filtered! Not to scare you into filtering your water but, in an unprecedented analysis of 20 million tap water quality tests performed by water utilities between 2004 and 2009, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that water suppliers detected a total of 316 contaminants in water delivered to the public. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set enforceable standards for only 114 of these pollutants.
Another 202 chemicals with no mandatory safety standards were found in water supplied to approximately 132 million people in 9,454 communities across the country. These "unregulated" chemicals include the toxic rocket fuel component perchlorate, the industrial solvent acetone, the weed killer metolachlor, the refrigerant Freon and radon, a highly radioactive gas.
What does this mean for us? We as the people, must evaluate where we get our drinking water and if purchasing a good quality filtration system is necessary.
My personal favorite water (which some might consider a little "woo, woo") is Starfire Water. I love how they have healing symbols inside the bottle and how fresh it tastes!
Okay, so you might already know the importance of clean water and have a super stylish water bottle, but you're simply bored of drinking water all day. Water doesn't have to be boring! Infusing water with herbs and fruits adds a little zest while also making it super stylish and a great conversation piece. Try...
Pomegranate Apple Rosemary Infused Water: the perfect mix of sweet & spicy loaded with antioxidants to boost your immune system
Ingredients 1 gallon water 10 apples, sliced 15 pomegranates, seeds only – muddled ½ cup rosemary, chopped 1 apple, sliced 1/8 inch 2 lemons, juiced in water for cylinder 20 pomegranate seeds for garnish
Method of Preparation Combine apple slices and muddled pomegranate seeds with rosemary and water. Allow to cold steep for 6 hours. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Fill pitcher with Apple Pom Rosemary water. Fill cylinder with lemon water and garnish with pomegranate seeds, apple slices and rosemary sprigs.
Ginger Pear Infused Water: this tangy beverage supports digestion while adding a hint of sweetness.
Ingredients 1 gallon water 10 pears, sliced 1/8 inch ½ cup ginger, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch
Method of Preparation Combine all ingredients in a large container. Allow to cold steep for 6 hours. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Fill container with Ginger Pear water. Garnish center cylinder with slices of Ginger and slices of pear.