Kicking the sugar-sweetened beverage habit
OK, by now you've probably heard that drinking sugary beverages isn't the best thing for your waistline or your health. I'm talking about soda, sports drinks and energy drinks as well as fruit juice. (Orange juice with pulp has a bit of fiber to partially redeem it, but juices like apple and grape are glorified sugar water).
The main problem is these beverages deliver a lot of sugar and calories, quickly, without making us feel full.
So what should we drink? Water. It's the essential beverage, quenching our thirst and hydrating our bodies without unnecessary extras.
Trouble is, some people just do not like plain water. While "pure" water (straight H2O) is flavorless, the water we encounter contains varying amounts of minerals and gases that give it flavor.
That means tastiness is in the mouth of the drinker. As much as I love Seattle tap water, I don't always like the local water when I travel. For example, Las Vegas tap water tastes strange to me.