Diet: There’s More Than One Reason to Drink More Water
Water is one of the best things out there for you, but there’s another reason you should be drinking more of it: It’s free!
Have you ever been appalled at your dinner bill only to realize it’s not the food that’s sinking your check? Drinks – whether you like iced tea, soda or more “adult” versions of these drinks (such as Long Island iced tea or rum and Coke) – are expensive. You can easily trim at least $5 off your check by opting for water instead.
You’re not just saving on the bill, you’re saving on liquid calories too. Do you know how many calories are in your favorite drink? A 12-ounce soda has around 150 calories, while alcoholic drinks range from 170 calories for a glass of wine to more than 300 calories for some mixed drinks. So if you’re trying to trim your waist, why not trim the bill too? Drink water and save big.
If you’re not a fan of plain water, add some zest. Squeeze lemon or lime wedges into your ice water for a refreshing twist and perfect thirst quencher. Experiment with flavors such as peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves, or drink hot water with honey and lemon.