They say water does a body good!!!

United States
July 10, 2008 10:05pm CST
All my life it was drilled into my head that you had to have so much water that you drink a day to have enough water for your body. Well I myself have never really been a water drinker. If I drink to much water I have the problem where I actually start to have it come back up on me. But I have solved that problem by drinking flavored waters. Yum. they have a taste and flavor and yet they are nice healthy water. So my question to you is do you prefer flavored water to regular water? If you drink flavored water what brand do you drink the most and what flavor is it? I have always love raspberry flavored water by Dasani but recently my friend turned me onto raspberry lemonaide Propel and now I've been drinking that this week alot. LOL!! So what is you favorite and why? Along with the above questions.
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
23 Jul 08
I always understood that water was water...plain, unadulterated, pure water and that to flavour it, colour it, sweeten it or anything else was to detract from it's goodness. I drink pure rainwater but I absolutely cannot manage the 5 litres a day prescribed by my doctor. In the winter months, I 'm lucky if I drink 1 litre!
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• United States
25 Jul 08
There was sometihng on the news my gram told me about it that said now that when they say you have to drink so much water that it includes juices and soft drink and anything else because it does have water in it ... :P LOL !!Now they tell us. I have never tried rain water, what is the difference of rain water to regular water and spring water?
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
4 Aug 08
Rainwater is untreated water. I have 2 huge water tanks in my yard to collect water when it rains. I think spring water is similar, taken from a spring and bottled. Tap water is treated - in Australia it has fluoride in it...it probably has other things as well.
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• United States
10 Aug 08
I have no clue what chemicals they have put into the city water but I hardly drink it at all I only drink bottle water usually. LOL!!!
@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jul 08
yes dear water is indeed very good for our body...and w must drink atleast 10 big glasses a day..it cleanses our body toxins and helps us in hydrating..i drink normal water and i cant gulp loads of it down but i keep taking sips in between..it makes me feel refreshed and if i have less water any day i end up having a headache..
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Interesting I never knew that you could get a headache from having less water!!!!
@nupats (3564)
• India
28 Jul 08
that is because the body dehydrates and needs fluid..take care and have lots of water
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• United States
28 Jul 08
ah I see i see said the blind man to the deaf dog.
• United States
11 Jul 08
i drink strawberry kiwi propel.. and you can drink TOO much water which will make you light headed and can be dangerous.. figures right?? something they tell you you need to do to be healthy can still screw you up
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• United States
11 Jul 08
I think that it goes with the saying that to much of a good thing can be bad.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
god i havent thought about that girl in forever.. i remembered there was a case but forgot all about her.. how horrible
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
13 Jul 08
This might be bad but I don't really drink water. I drink coke, coffee, booze sometimes,juice, rarely gatorade. Ok it is bad but lecture me later. LOL
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• United States
28 Jul 08
no lecture here for the longest time I have done the same thing but I have started drinking flavored bottle water because it does cut the calories of that soda and it supposedly healthy. but studies show that whatever you drink has water so it counts towards the water intake ...
• United States
30 Jul 08
I guess I'm in good shape then! LOL
• United States
11 Jul 08
Sweetie, i did a discussion about this a few months ago. Unless you have a medical need or you excersize to the point of sweating and depleting your bodies fluids what you drink in the normal course of the day is sufficient. If you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drinking other things as long as they are not caffeinated, (caffeine tends to dehydrate) you are probably getting as much fluids as you need. The one advantage to drinking plain water is that your body does not have to do anything with it as far as digestion. As we age our kidney functions slow down along with everything else, and you can actually over tax your kidneys by drinking to much water. Although your body needs water to get rid of excess water, you can do harm by drinking to much.
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• United States
11 Jul 08
dang I forgot to answer your question LMAO I have a britta water pitcher, and I drink plain water most of the time sometimes with a squeeze of lemon in it :))0 I do not like throwing my money away on bottled water. Jake has a couple of sports bottles he just fills up out of the pitcher at night time and pops into the fridge to get cold for the next day.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
yep I agree with that .. Me personally there is so much clorine in the water here that I just can't drink it .. I also just can't drink plain water without getting sick ..
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I prefer the pandan flavor water. It's a 4" to 6" long green leaves boiled to 1 liter water. It is also good for body cleansing. This is good when you drink it cold. But sometimes when we don't have pandan leaves, I prefer to drink lemonade, our local 'calamansi.' I take it before each meal to lessen my food intake.
• United States
1 Aug 08
ok what is calamansi?
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I'm with you, I find it hard to guzzle down the 8 recommended daily glasses of water. My 10 year old daughter is the same way. At home I make Crystal Light (or generic equivalent). The only thing I don't like about Crystal Light and equivalents - are all the dyes. (Feed Kool-aid or Crystal Light to a toddler and you'll see what I mean when the diaper comes off - bright green doo-doo!) (of course my 10 year old thinks the dyes are fun cuz she can make her tongue blood red.) I've tried a few flavored waters, but find that they usually have a weird after-taste. I like New York Seltzer and the Sam's Choice (generic Walmart). I think Crystal Light is starting to come out with dye-free mixes - will have to check on that. I hope they do. That would be great!
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• United States
28 Jul 08
i know that kool aid is also starting to have dye-free mixes too. LOL!!! Have you tried propel .. If you do you have to try the raspberry lemonaide becuase it's the best. LOL!! Have a nice day.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 Jul 08
i also think water is good for health. i try to drink as much as i can do. but its not that i always end up drinking a lot of water. i believe it is needed. also i think its not a problem for me to drink water.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
yep some water is good but recent studies and information shows that it doesn't matter if you get the water through your koolaid or from your coffee or juice becuase it's all made with water and that is what counts. He he he. Yes but plain water can help clense or so I have been told. He he he he....Have a nice one.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I started drinking flavored water nearly 30 years ago! Through the years I would switch flavors so that I wouldn't get bored or to find something else to add the the supply. And the result?: When I lie on my back, I look just like a camel. Thanks Anheuser-Busch!
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Hmmm I doubt that you would look like a camel and I swear one of these days me and Nova are going to get you to paste your pick here.
@mummymo (23707)
12 Jul 08
Hmm well I have always had a problem drinking a lot of water too bella but i don't really like to drink flavoured water either - I would rather drink some weak fruit cordial! Sorry sweety but I don't have a favourite flavour of flavoured water - I don't like any of them! xxx
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Hey that is more than ok that you don't have a favorite flavor of water it just means that you have to find something else that you like and you have the fruit cordial.
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I drink my water with a twist of lemon.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I do this when I'm at a restruant and drinking water since they rarely have the flavored stuff.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
12 Jul 08
wait i may have answered this , oh well lol . sorry . i like lemon water too with lots of ice.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
yeah you answered it but you didn't mention that you like lemon in your water and lots of ice. I love ice and lemon ... Lemon is the best. My mom says try adding lime to it.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
12 Jul 08
During the summer I drink so much water it is crazy . I am always on the go , and active , and water really does help me . It helps when you wanna lose weight to by flushing out all that bad stuff, and it helps with bloat too , and it fills you up . Well , it feels me up , just hate how I am always in the bathroom when I drink way too much .
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• United States
28 Jul 08
yeah when I drink a lot of bottled water I end up in the bathroom alot too. It is a draw back to the water thing if you ask me.
11 Jul 08
Hello bellaofchaos, I have been drinking tap water for over a year and my skin feels nice and soft, it cleanses out your body. Tamarafireheart
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Yes it does help to take away some of the impurities by flushing out the body.
• United States
11 Jul 08
I've had to force myself to like water. I'd much prefer soda, iced tea, etc! But, when I start off with water first thing in the morning, I'm more likely to drink it throughout the day. But, it has to be very cold for me to like it! I can't stand flavored waters. I don't know why. They have to be sweetened for me to drink them, and by the time you do that I may as well have a soda!
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Try adding propel packets they are sweet and half the calories of soda. Or you can try the crystal light stuff that actually is really good too.
• Sri Lanka
11 Jul 08
I drink seven glasses of water in the morning when I get up. After that I don't take anything for at least 45 minutes so that the water can circulate and purify my body. I have never heard of flavoured water. Even if there is such a think I don't think it can ever match the pure taste of ordinary water. I am 51 and robust and healthy. But unfortunately one of my office colleagues who is only 25 is today in hospital after an operation for kidney stones. I saw the stones which were black and like small crystals just half a centimetre. There were two of them. He admitted that he does not have a good intake of pure water. So flavoured or not all the best on your experience with water. Drink more and more.
• United States
28 Jul 08
yeah but there can be a point where you drink to much water and it can end up hurting you.
• United States
11 Jul 08
I am also a "non-water" drinker. Water just always felt "wet" to me lol. I need flavor!! I use the crystal light lemonade powder packets in my water!
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I liked the crystal light fruit punch and then I like the crystal light raspberry lemonaide and also the propel raspberry lemonaide. It's great flavoring..
@youless (93173)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 08
When I was little, I also didn't like drinking water because it's no taste. I tended to drink soda water much more. Now most of the time I will drink water, although it's not delicious. But it's the healthiest drink anyway. And usually I use a big cup so that it will let myself to drink much more water:) Although my favorite drink is still soda water, but I try to drink it less. I love China
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• United States
28 Jul 08
I would rather chew on ice than drink plain water.
• Indonesia
11 Jul 08
I love water, iced and chilled water. I don't like them in room temperature, hot or warm, they just taste weird like that. I don't drink lots of other than water, green tea and coffee. I don't really like soda, they just make me more thirsty every time, so I prefer water than soda. I've never tried flavored water, they say it's a good replacement for soda if you're on diet, well, since I don't drink soda too much, flavored water really don't occure to me.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Flavored water is really good they always have some interesting fruits. But I couldn't say that it would ever replace my diet doctor pepper that I like either.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jul 08
When I was younger I hardly ever would drink water. But now I do drink water as much as I can. I like the orange flavored water. Yes water does the body good. It also gives you more energy.
• United States
28 Jul 08
I so love the raspberry lemonaide than regular water.