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Vitamin Water Vs Soda
Is drinking cascade ice zero calories naturally flavored sparkling water healthier drink instead of soda?
Soda: Either should be OK.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Yes: Diet coke offers nothing over a glass of cold, clean water except the taste, the fun of the bubbles, and a bit of caffeine. Vitamin water has the advantage of a tiny bit of vitamins, enough to make it smell funny. Pay for whichever one you want to spend money on. How about some fresh fruit for the sweetness and enjoyment instead? ...Read more
Overall yes: Both have no or very limited calories (a good thing), both have bubbles, can be refreshing, but can also cause gassiness, bloat, etc. Sparkling water wins because you retrain your taste buds, so they don't continue to "crave" intense sweet taste. Sparkling water has no artificial sweeteners so you avoid whatever controversies exist re: short and long term safety. ...Read more
Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?
Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.
Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more
I would say yes: I am not sure how much of values of vitamins in the "vitamin water" but seemingly much less chemicals than diet soda. Drinking just water and a daily vitamin will be much cheaper. Diet soda contains too many chemicals. Also, soda can contribute to anemia (binding your iron, and possibly much of calciums) and thinning bones. So, drink h20 to good health and save some pennies. Good luck. ...Read more
Daily make a smoothie that is water, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, c of cauliflower, c of blueberries & 1 tangerine. Too much sugar? don't drink soft drinks
Water=best drink: Without water, we cannot exist....Nearly 3/4 of your body is water-weighted. With that said, it does not mean you have to drink "clear-water" to live. Juice, milk, sodas/coffee/tea etc..Are actually mostly water..So you can live on these..But not recommended because of the junks in them--sugar/fructose, preservatives/colorings etc..Are the bad parts, not the water part.. Water=best drink on earth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the calories, the additives, etc. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more
Does flavored sparkling water meet the needs of your daily water intake? Or does the aspartame and carbonation negate the water benefits?
Yes: Water is water. Flavoring and aspartame do not negate the fluid intake. Some people are concerned with aspartame for other reasons. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink magnesium chloride 66.5 mg in liquid form or mix 30g of magnesium chloride in a liter of pure water & drink 1 shot a day?
Yes but . . .: Magnesium chloride (http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/magnesium-chloride.Html) is available in multiple versions & forms. Chat w/your family physician about your specific needs. It's probably safer to buy a standardized brand than mix some up on your own. As all the instructions & labels state, take as directed (by your prescribing physician). ...Read more
Is it healthy to regularly drink a glass of water with teaspoon of baking soda added, for the alkalizing effect?
No: Drinking baking soda is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read more
Why: You shouldn't need to boil your water unless its contaminated. ...Read more
Plain water: Assuming that your water is potable (consumable by humans), you don't need anything fancy, eg bottled etc. Even fruit juice isn't ideal. Better to eat actual fruit which includes fiber etc rather than drink excess calories. Many studies suggest benefit from tea & coffee but still not clear as to how much how often of which kind. This assumes heart & brain aren't irritated by caffeine. ...Read more