I HAVE FINALLY FOUND IT!
THE BEST WATER BOTTLE IN THE WORLD!
We are always told we need to drink more water. And, I must admit, I am guilty of some days drinking just coffee, tea and a couple of mouthfuls of water. And don't I feel crap?! Flaky skin, mouth dry, lips cracked, bloated belly!
I'm often asked how much water we should be drinking each day. Well, it mostly depends on your level of activity, the food you eat - loads of fruits and vegetables have high water content, but processed food has high salt content - the weather and your body composition. Some of us are sweaters, and can literally drink a glass of water and sweat it out in a few minutes. So, it is a very personal question. My guess would be that you are not drinking enough at the moment, so just try to increase it by one glass per day in the beginning.
What is the best water bottle to use?
OMG! We have so many water bottles in our cupboards! They are all different shapes and sizes and have come from all over the place, but most of them end up in the back of the cupboard as they are uncomfortable in some way to drink from. So, my answer? The best water bottle in the world is the one that makes you drink more water! It doesn't really matter what colour it is, how big it is, what it is made of, etc, as long as it encourages you to DRINK MORE WATER!
I asked our clients to come up with a list of the qualities that THEIR water bottle must have:
- easy to clean
- easy to open the lid one-handed
- fits in the cup holder in the car
- small nozzle to drink from
- has the lid attached so it doesn't fall off
- a handle to hold onto when walking
- big (holds 1 litre)
- doesn't leak if it falls over in your bag
- goes in the dishwasher
- BPA Free
- metal to keep water cool
Below is currently my favourite drink bottle. It is hard BPA free plastic, fits in the drink holder in the car, has a small nozzle that I can guzzle from, has a firm lid that won't spill, has a handle and holds around 750mls. Plus it was only $5 at K-mart!
Happy Water Drinking!