Many people are looking for ways to save money in this lousy economy.
There are a few quite simple ways to do it.
These few simple things can save you up to $50 or $60 a week, which is $250 a month or $3,000 a year! Heck, you could get that new car sooner, move to a bigger house, or have a great vacation instead!
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1. I rarely believe what advertisers claim about a product without doing some research myself.
2. I’m quite happy drinking regular tap water. I can’t understand how anyone cannot like water. Ok, so it’s not exciting, but what is there to dislike?
3. I refuse to buy bottled water, unless I absolutely have to. There is nothing wrong with the water that comes out of the faucet in my kitchen. I drink glassfuls of it every day; have done so for years, and I’m still alive and kicking.
4. I don’t really like flavored water anyway.
Having said all that, I’m still prepared to look to see what is in these drinks. If they’re really that good for me, perhaps I’ll give them a try.
There seems to be less sugar in them than in soda. I am led to believe that it is natural fruit sugar, and not the nasty ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup that this country has such a love affair with.
Do we need those vitamins? A government survey in 1999 showed that the average American adult man or woman already consumes more than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6 and B12, and three-quarters of the RDA of vitamins C, B9 and A (including carotenes). In fact, vitamin E is the only surveyed vitamin Americans consume at less than half of the RDA – but it’s found in only a third of vitaminwater drinks.
So far, I’m not convinced.
Let’s take a look at the price tag. Ok, that’s settled it for me. They’re over a dollar a bottle. I’ll stick with the tap water thank you.
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Bottled water is mostly a fashion fad, and it’s a crazy waste of energy and materials. In the US alone there are tons of plastics bottles going into landfill sites each year. Most people in the US, and most of the rest of the western world have perfectly safe drinkable water from the faucet. I personally drink cupfuls of it every day. In fact bottled water has been shown to have up to one thousand times more bacteria in it than water from the tap, and of course, it’s thousands of times more expensive too!
I spend a lot of time at my desk during the day, and I always have a glass of water on it. I’ve got a pint mug of water there right now.
Drink water during your meals and it will help you digest your food, and keep you hydrated at the same time.
If you do drink coffee or soda, or other caffeinated drinks, you should drink an extra glass of water for every cup of coffee you drink, as caffeine is a diuretic, and stimulates your kidneys to excrete more water. That’s why drinking lots of coffee makes you run to the bathroom. The same goes for alcohol too.
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