July 18, 2013

Homemade Vitamin Water

I was a fan of store-bought vitamin drinks for a long time.  I read the promising labels and felt great about my purchase!  Well, at least until I did a bit of research.

Those pre-made vitamin drinks are actually filled with a boat load of sugar and processed ingredients.  As a general rule, I don’t like eating things I can’t pronounce.  Ferric pyrophosphate and anthocyanins, I’m talking about you!

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January 4, 2013

ENDED Free Food Fridays: Enter To Win A ZeroWater Pitcher

a water purifying pitcher made by ZeroWater

Made a New Year’s resolution to drink more water? So did we! We absolutely love the ZeroWater pitcher because it uses a 5-stage filtration system to make sure we get the purest water possible. It even has a water-quality meter to show you just how clean the water is and let you know when it’s time to change the filter! A convenient bottle filler is also there, so when you go to the gym you can take the clean water with you! Even the filters are recyclable! It’s a great product all around, and if you’d love to win here are multiple ways to enter! Do them all for the best chance to win! Read the rest of this entry »

July 24, 2012

Healthy Ways to Flavor Water

Coffee and soda may be only a couple hundred calories per drink, but when you have one every day they can easily ruin a diet. The solution? Try adding a little flavor to your water. Read the rest of this entry »

July 22, 2008

On Free Water (A Quick Essay)

Growing up in America’s restaurants, drinking water for free always seemed like a given. I was raised with the attitude that it is my right as a customer to have water, and as much water as I want at that. Everytime I go out to eat, I fully expect a glass of water to be waiting for me at the table or that a busboy will soon be on his way with a cold glass of good old tap water. And never, I mean not once, did it ever occur to me that I was spoiled in this regard. I mean, how could someone deny me water? Right?

Well…I recently came across this post on Chowhound (a food forum) that begs a similar question and really put my skewed American attitude into perspective. A very agitated original poster wrote: “Is it legal for an eating establishment to decline free tap water to its customers?” Knowing what I know now, I would answer this question differently than I would have, say, a year ago.

So what has changed?

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