Understanding Water Consumption During a Virus

May 29, 2020

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As the world turns on a daily basis, most people don’t think about water consumption. Yes, they might drink it regularly from a bottle or maybe the tap, but no real thought goes into it. So do people really understand the importance of water consumption? How about drinking H2O during a time when a virus is rampant? Here are a few things about water that you might want to think about the next time you take a sip. 

Water Is Just That, Right?

There are people out there in the world who would rather not drink it “plain” and you might think “well okay, maybe because it’s bland,” right? And not to worry, every beverage is water-based, so who cares if it’s been enhanced? There are many types of water and not all waters taste the same or feel the same in the mouth. 

Take, for example, sparkling mineral water and spring water for comparison. Granted, they’re both water, but they have different appeals. So to say water is just water is a bit bogus. Plus, there’s always the fact that not all water is as healthy as it can and should be. Having a good source of purified or filtered water can make all the difference. 

Filter Your Water

To ensure the health of your family and yourself, you should be concerned at least a little about the water quality in your area. Not all sources of water are the best, and if you have some doubts about your H2O, it never hurts to do some research. Then, in order to improve the water in your area, you can simply purchase a water filter for your home. 

With so many options on the market, you just have to find a setup that works for you. Take cost, convenience, and water quality into consideration and use this information to help you make an informed decision when buying your water filter. If you have any concerns about your water, you can test it or have it tested to see how it stacks up. 

Benefits of Getting Enough Water

Everyone understands that water is an essential part of life and its importance, but how much do you really know? It’s important to have water when it’s hot, you’re physically active and while sick. The benefits include healthier skin, lubricated joints, and improved bowel movements to name a few. And you might think “well, how much should I drink?” First off, that all depends on your body. 

Secondly, you’re not limited to just drinking water, you can eat it too. Fruits and vegetables with high water content all contribute to your fluid intake and can make it a little easier for you to get some water without having to think about it. And a bonus, a watermelon is pretty tasty and it’s loaded with around 92% water. 

Helping You Consume More

For those of you that need some encouragement when it comes to drinking water, here it is. Don’t pony up to a glass of plain water and think of it as a punishment, think of it as a starting point. A simple glass of water has the potential to become something you’ll enjoy with slight modifications. And no, adding a powdered drink mix is not one of them. Instead, think of enhancing your water with good things such as herbs and fruit. 

Adding mint, ginger, lemongrass, cucumber or a citrus of your liking can bolster the flavour of the water, enticing you to consume more of it. If all of that’s a little too fancy or intensive for you, just stick a teabag in it. You’ll get the flavour from the tea bag and you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing cup, mug, bottle, or thermos of water that has been modified with your favourite flavour of tea. 

Getting enough water is something we all know we need to do but few of us actually accomplish. With some time and trial and error, however, you’ll find healthy ways to increase your water consumption. Have fun!

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