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I drink Fiji water because it tastes the best and comes in a pretty bottle. Sometimes I slum it and drink Arrowhead, though. :)

Posted by Lisa on July 22, 2005 5:35 AM

I have never really liked the taste of water. I know that sounds weird but it's true.
So I always flavored it with a little fruit juice. I decided that wasn't very healthy so I started putting a little lemon juice in it. That really helped and over a few months I found that drinking it plain was O.K. Guess you just have to acquire a taste! I only drink bottled water though.

Posted by Carrie on July 22, 2005 11:46 AM

Does anyone have any insights into drinking distilled versus spring water? I drank distilled for years after reading articles saying it was better, but have recently switched back to spring. So many articles on distilled "leaching" minerals from your body. And so many "experts" saying conflicting things.

Posted by Amy on July 22, 2005 11:54 AM

I've been a huge water drinker all my life. I actually don't care much for other drinks, even alcoholic ones.

In the winter I drink a lot of tea (because I like the warmth) but for the most part it's all water for me.

I think that other drinks carry empty calories and I've never been a fan of artificial sweeteners.

I've been drinking bottled water for about 20 years and usually don't care much what brand it is, as long as it isn't Los Angeles tap water. I even tried getting a filter system for my kitchen and I still can't stand the taste.

Posted by lizzie on July 23, 2005 11:54 AM

I have been drinking water for a long time now, and have chosen several brands but found that NESTLE water was the best for me.

Posted by Anonymous on December 26, 2005 7:48 AM

I had just started drinking more water recently although I guess I always have, but my water intake now has increased because if I continue to drink diet soda then it's not good for my esophigus and I like Dasani, but Fiji is good, too.

Posted by Crystal on December 26, 2005 1:59 PM

When I was younger I had no idea about what it takes to be healthy and I didn't really care either. I hated water and ALWAYS drank soda to satisfied my thirst. As I got older and educated myself, I cut out the soda and loaded my fridge with water. I can honestly say that I feel alive now. I have much more energy, my mind works better, I've lost weight and kept it off, and my skin has gotten as close to perfect as it can. It was a total change. I, for one prefer Fiji, Evian, Borsec or Zephyrhills. Dasani tastes like french tap water to me...just my opinion.

Posted by mirela on December 27, 2005 8:36 AM

My husband worked for a leading water purifying company that did many tests on tap and bottled water to determine what materials were found in them. Ofcourse, tap water was nasty. Did you know that if they didn't put bleach in it, then it would be a different color than what you see? Also, any bottled spring water is yucky. Just think, it's like assuming that the earth's soil is clean enough to purify it. Look for reverse-osmosis purified bottled water. Evidently that tested really clean.-FYI

Posted by kelly on December 30, 2005 12:16 PM

i quit drinking soda cold turkey and started drinking Glacier water from my supermarket and i lost 23 pounds. its a machine that dispenses water for 30 cents a gallon, its delicious and i highly recommend it

Posted by jane on January 6, 2006 7:12 PM

Drinking water is one of the best things you could do for your health. Not being properly hydrated makes you feel tired, sluggish, and just not up to par. When I started to drink more water, I noticed a lot more mental alertness and energy as well as better skin (had a little acne)

Posted by hondacura on February 15, 2006 4:19 PM

hi. the only thing i drink is water. i love it. i feel so healthy. but it doesn't seem to keep the weight off.

Posted by amanda on February 16, 2006 1:54 PM

I have never been a water drinker until recently. I am not really sure why I started consistently drinking it, but for the last year or two I have been drinking water only. However, It was not until the last 5 - 6 weeks I have made an effort to drink at least 64oz per day and sometime even more. Since then, I have no Knee pain or joint pain. This is quite amazing as I have had consistent knee pain for the past 5 years or more. I am running and playing BBall again with no pain. On top of this I have been able to get up early in the morning and really just feel wonderful. As far as weight loss, I have pretty active so i can not say weather it has a difference or not, but I know that I am eating better as I am not finding myself snacking nearly as much as I have in the past.

Nothing can take the place of water.

Thanks all,

JG - Portland, OR

Posted by Jeff G on April 4, 2006 4:52 PM

I have to have water in the morning. My stomach will hurt until I have water and it really helps! I have to have spring water. It is the only kind I like. I have also found that Fiji has a great taste with the benefit of a pretty bottle.

Posted by Amy I. on April 18, 2006 5:57 AM

RO water or Spring / mineral water? I've been doing my own research and test.

Our human body has a pH of 7.365, needs water to process most of the biological & chemical process in our body.

All biological process needs nutrition to aid in the process.

Needing a clean water is one point, whether the water itself gives energy or deplete the body's life's energy is another.

RO water does a tremendously good in ensuring a clean source of water.

However, being an nutritional empty plus pH acidic in nature, depletes the body nutritional reserves in the process of utilising it, as well as reversing the acidic effects to our balanced alkaline based.

Causing acidic level also encourage bacterial and free radical activities, which can lead to cancer or most degenerative diseases.

A good source should not only be clean, it must have nutritional benefits that gives the body's needs in exchanged of certain nutrition taken and being alkaline pH (pH 7.4 - 10) in nature like the most recommended Functional Food like the many organic fruits and vegetables.

Having a hexagon shape, smaller size water cluster that helps faster absorbtion & rich in stable hydrogen type of mineral that neutralize free radicals is an added advantage.

The best things is? I tried it, bought it, & I know where we can all buy it. Glad I share this here. Hope it'll help in achieving better health for our family & society.

Posted by Filip Wong on June 24, 2006 10:38 PM


Posted by A.TAYAB on August 7, 2006 8:16 AM

I like water. It is the lubricant of life. I drink 3-5 16oz bottles a day, depending on if and how much I run that day. I like to add powdered Gatorade in one 16oz bottle each day for electrolytes.


Posted by Park on September 9, 2006 12:05 AM

Water is the best discovery I have made. I drink between 100-120 ounces per day! My skin looks amazing, and I rarely feel tired (despite having iron defiency anemia).I have a new boyfriend, so I get very little sleep, but drinking water the next day helps to energize me!

Posted by Shauna on December 13, 2006 11:04 AM

i drink lots of water every day and i am very healthy for a 56 year old and i lost 20 lbs in 4 months. figi water is the best.

Posted by anne on January 18, 2007 8:23 PM

I love drinking water! I've found that adding a bit of lemon or lime to two glasses of water a day really helps me with my headaches and stomach cramps. I absolutely hate tap water, and usually drink Nestle or Dasani, for some reason I can't stand the taste of Aquafina.

Posted by KA on March 7, 2007 3:55 PM

i like to drink tap water cuz i dont really have a choice.. WATER CAN BE EXPENSIVE! but its much better than what i was doing when i got fired from a job and was forced to fill up poland spring bottles from the toilet

Posted by peter on April 10, 2007 11:40 PM

I have been drinking about 3 liters of water a day for a week and I feel more active, and my skin has cleared up greatly.

Posted by Kareem on July 5, 2007 8:45 PM

I drink tap water all the time and my skin has really cleared up, even noticed my bags under my eyes are gone.

Posted by dana on July 14, 2007 6:04 AM

I drink hot water - like from the kettle. It's great! Really clears the palate. I don't know about the health benefits, I actually just like it. If you drink hot water too and are on facebook, join the new group "I drink hot water.."

Posted by Harini on August 1, 2007 12:55 AM

In response to concerns regarding distilled water "leaching" out important minerals from your body, you should be ok if the water your drinking has a conductivity of over 50uS/cm. A conductivity of less than 50uS/cm may "leach" causing an electrolyte imbalance.

Posted by Scott on October 10, 2007 7:16 AM

I drink hot water and have noticed a good change in my complexion it actually clears your stomach which inturn shows up on ur face.

Posted by Namratha on February 4, 2008 12:24 AM

Drinking water for me has helped alot of various things such as my skin has been well hydrated and I am never de-hydrated anymore becaue I once lived of soda,juice and other things but when I first started drinking water I didn't really like it much but once I looked up the benefits of drinking it I started to drink it daily and I really feel like I have more energy. So dump the pop pick up some water!

Posted by Anonymous on January 12, 2010 7:11 PM

I noticed that my cat has always drank LOTS of water! Guess I need to take a hint from him.

Posted by Kathy on February 9, 2010 12:39 PM

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