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What Flavor Is Your Water?


It's hot out there. August "dog days" of summer hot. We NEED to wear our sunscreen outside. Whether or not we are outside or inside we also NEED to drink our water!!


Water is incredibly good for our bodies. If you suffer from any of the below, it could be a sign that you are depriving yourself of adequate water:


9 Warning Signs That Your Body Is Lacking Water:


1. Headaches

2. Poor Concentration

3. Dry Mouth & Bad Breath

4. Constipation

5. Food Cravings

6. Reduced Urination

7. Lethargy & Fatigue

8. Muscle & Joint Pain

9. Dry Skin & Lips



Becoming ONE with your H20 is an easy way to alleviate some of these ailments. Some people just don't like the taste of water. We get that... A few of my favorite things to add to my water are MINT and LEMON. Both are great ways to add a little freshness to your water and are not too hard to keep on hand.


In fact, you can make it really easy by growing your own! I took a sprig of mint that I purchased from the grocery store and placed it in a small jar to grow roots. It took a few tries, but eventually the roots sprouted! Once there were enough roots in the jar I moved it to a baby pot to continue to strengthen. Eventually it out grew that and I replanted it outside in a larger pot. Now I have no excuse - there are plenty of mint leaves to add to my water every day!


Here are 7 benefits of mint leaves:


1. Rich in Nutrients

Calories: 6

Fiber: 1 gram

Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI

Iron: 9% of the RDI

Manganese: 8% of the RDI

Folate: 4% of the RDI


2. May Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome

3, May Help Relieve Indigestion

4. May Help Relieve Indigestion

5. May Decrease Breastfeeding Pain

6. Subjectively Improves Cold Symptoms

7. May Mask Bad Breath




Now I have not started to grow a lemon tree - yet - but I also love to add lemon to my water. Just add 1-2 lemons to your weekly grocery list and place a mini wedge to your water bottle. It keeps that fresh taste going ALL day! There is a reason why spas add lemon to their water... it tastes good! You may also see them add orange slices, cucumber, strawberries and maybe even some apple. Play around with what YOU like and will keep YOU drinking that good stuff!


7 Benefits of Lemon Water


1. It promotes hydration

2. It’s a good source of vitamin C

3. It supports weight loss

4. It improves your skin quality

5. It aids digestion

6. It freshens breath

7. It helps prevent kidney stones




The Shades of Color Collection of Stainless Steel Bottles is the perfect tool to help you reach your water goals. No lie... you drop in your ice in the morning and it is STILL there in the evening! Your water literally stays cold all day. We have nine styles now from artists Gbaby, Cidne Wallace and Kiwi McDowell. Each one features beautiful artwork and an inspirational saying or scripture. Click here to get yours!



Set a goal of how many ounces you want to drink - some experts say you should be drinking 1/2 your weight in ounces every day. Want a tip for measuring? Add rubber bands to the top of your bottle and move them to the base every time you finish one. Say you weigh 180 lbs - your goal is to drink 90 ounces - you want to fill your 17 oz bottle 5 - 6 times!


Guess what?! We have TWO BRAND NEW STYLES of bottles that just arrived: "Blessed to Live Without Stress" and "You Can't Keep A Good Sistah Down":






With a bottle this pretty how could you not want to take her out for a spin??


Fits great in the car, and you can to take to work, school, gym, or airport for travel...



Drinking enough water is not the easiest thing to do... but your body will thank you. So let's commit to getting our drink on!



- Written by Janine Kai Robinson


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Sources: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mint-benefits

Sources: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water

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