In Australia it’s hot and often uncomfortable. If you follow our Facebook page, you will you know we remind everyone constantly to make sure that they are drinking enough, and let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard!

We become water logged and drinking another glass of plain old straight water from the cooler becomes effort. We seek alternatives and quiet often it involves adding artificial flavours or sugars to our diets.

Get Colourful

Water is your body’s source of life. Being hydrated not only improves your health and naturally flushes toxins out of your body, but water also keeps your skin plump and elastic. Infused water is especially beneficial because it makes the act of drinking water more enjoyable, both for the taste buds and the eyes.

Avoid any fruit that’s bruised or overly ripe, or herbs that don’t look fresh. Add the fruit, herbs, spices or whatever you want to use into a bottle of cool water filtered or carbonated water. Use thin slices or small cubes because the flavor will infuse more quickly.

Fruit-infused water is best enjoyed after two-four hours or after it has had a chance to infuse overnight. The length of time it lasts depends entirely on the type of fruit and herbs you use. Basil, for example, only lasts for three days while heartier varieties like rosemary or thyme can last up to seven days.
Fruit infused water is naturally sweet and has only a few calories. As you see, there are plenty of reasons to drink fruit infused water. This beverage is not only healthy and delicious, it’s cost efficient and the kids can help too.

Get Fizzy

Carbonated water (also known as soda water, sparkling water, bubbly water, or fizzy water) is water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved. … Most carbonated water is sold in ready to drink bottles as carbonated beverages such as soft drinks. Its refreshing and a good alternative to sugary drinks.

Did you know that you can make your own?

There are plenty of products water such as Soda Stream, Siphon Bottles and Home Co2 Keg Systems on the market today that enable you to quickly and cheaply create your own carbonated water.

Carbonated Water is Acidic

Carbon dioxide and water react chemically to produce carbonic acid, a weak acid that’s been shown to stimulate the same nerve receptors in your mouth as mustard. This triggers a burning, prickly sensation that can be both irritating and enjoyable for many people.

The pH of carbonated water is 3–4, which means it’s acidic. However, drinking an acidic beverage like carbonated water does not make your body more acidic. Your kidneys and lungs remove excess carbon dioxide. This keeps your blood at a alkaline pH of 7.35–7.45, regardless of what you eat or drink.

One of the biggest concerns about sparkling water is its effect on teeth, since the enamel is directly exposed to acid. Most studies done on this subject find that sparkling mineral water damaged enamel only slightly more than still water. Furthermore, it was 100 times less damaging than a sugary soft drink.

Is it bad for you?

There is currently no evidence that carbonated or sparkling water is bad for you.

It is not really that harmful for dental health and seems to have no effect on bone health.

Interestingly, a carbonated drink may even enhance digestion by improving swallowing ability and reducing constipation.

It’s also a calorie-free beverage that causes a pleasurable bubbly sensation. Many people prefer it over still water.

There’s no reason to give up this beverage if you enjoy it. In fact, it may actually improve your overall health.