Now that I’ve installed a Pura Tap water filter at home I’m enjoying water free of nasties. I’m also back in the habit of carrying my water bottles around with me, and let’s not forget about summer. I live in Adelaide where it gets hot and the dry heat sneaks up on you, although the forecast 40 degrees for Christmas day is something I will definitely be prepared for. Choosing a reusable water bottle isn’t what it used to be and these days we’re all more conscious of what type of bottle we carry…or at least we should be.
We are blessed not to live in a third world country where water is often contaminated, so why we consume so much water from plastic throw away bottles is beyond me. Sure it’s convenient at times, but it’s just not necessary and not entirely healthy for our bodies or our budgets.
Plastic can leach into the water and alter it if it’s heated (like with sunlight), and is linked to oestrogen mimicking and cancer forming carcinogens. I now get nervous just buying a bottle of water at a cafe because you don’t know how many times that bottle has been exposed to heat during transport and storage.
Carrying my own water bottles means I have control over what I drink from and it means I’m always hydrated, oh and it’s cheaper too. For me it’s about function and of course style. Der!
Personally I carry a stainless steel drink bottle, I switched to stainless the week I was diagnosed with cancer in September 2012 and haven’t looked back. Occasionally I switch things up with a glass bottle but I do find it can be a bit heavy. BPA is something we should all be wise about and try to eliminate in our homes. These days even my pantry canisters and storage and cooking dishes are made from glass.
So what are your best choices for a drink bottle?
-I’d stick with stainless steel or glass, both will give you clean tasting water and keep the water insulated.
-Look for a wide neck in case you want to pop in some ice cubes.
-Choose one that’s not going to be too heavy to carry when full.
-If you struggle with your grasp look for a bottle that has a grippy outer cover.
– It’s best to carry you water bottle and refill it often than not carry it at all because it’s inconvenient.
-For convenience some brands sell replacement lids, spouts and seals.
My top picks for water bottles are….
3. Stainless Steel lid With Pouch HERE
4. Stainless Steel Woodgrain with cover HERE
5.Blue Daffodil and Cover HERE
How much water are you drinking each day?
Til next time,
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