Flavored Drink Packets

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deb_bluerose

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:18
So, I'm starting a new goal of drinking a lot more water. But after a while, water gets kinda old. What do you all think of the drink packets? I got some of the 0 calorie, 0 sugar, 0 fat kind and started using them today. I've already drank more water today than I did all day yesterday. So I think this will help me drink the water I need.

So my question is: Is there anything wrong with these drink packets that you've heard of? It says 0 everything, but can it really be? Is this yummy grape drink really 'free'? It's just the walmart (great value) brand. But everything I can read on the box says 0 everything except 15mg of potassium and 10mg of sodium. I never add salt to my food so I'm not too worried about the sodium. Or do you think the sodium will be counter-productive to the water?

I always appreciate your all's input!

Oh, and I'm only using half a packet per bottle of water...
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k8yk

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:25
I stay away from such things because the artificial sweeteners have some possible nasty side effects and possibly unknown health consequences. Water tastes good to me now. Sometimes I drink unsweetened iced tea or club soda if I want something different.

You can read a lot about the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners on google if you're interested in it.
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deb_bluerose

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:33
Thanks Kate! Smile
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Shalon

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:39
I like to add lemon or spearmint to my water. Gives it a little flavor without worrying about additives and other things. Smile
deb_bluerose

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:42
I do really like lemon water... Time to get some fresh lemons!
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Tubbs McGee

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:54
I used to be such a big fan of mint or lemon water, but then I discovered frozen fruit pieces. I'm using a blend of frozen strawberry, honeydew melon, pineapple, peach and grape. I never imagined water to be so tasty!! Plus, because the fruit is frozen it keeps the water cold, too. Now I'd much prefer frozen-fruit-water to juice anyday.


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deb_bluerose

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:05
Mmmmmmmmm! That sounds great! Thanks!!
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deb_bluerose

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:09
Wow: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/artificial-sweetners-unhealthy-eco.html

Yup, I think adding fruit, or maybe a splash of "no sugar added" juice will be much better than the alternative!
~Deb

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