7.27.09 Drinking Water

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You should do more of it! I know, I know, it can be frightfully dull but a minimum of 8 glasses a day really does improve digestion and helps keep your skin radiant. Please stop buying those ridiculous plastic bottles of alleged spring water and either get a good filter or just drink tap water. I have Sigg aluminum bottles that I refill and they work great and last forever. We had our well-water tested (during the second coming of G's parasite invasion; thankfully, it tested negative for giardia) so we drink that knowing that it's not going to give us beaver fever (yes, we've already contracted that in India, thank you very much) or any other unwelcome visitors. To make your water a little more entertaining...
...you might consider juicing a cucumber or two and mixing it with your daily intake. It's delicious and refreshing and a good source of fiber, magnesium and vitamin C. A lot of its nutrients are in the skin, so you might want to leave it on, or at least part of it, when juicing. Add a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice and this takes your water to a whole new level.Still don't have a juicer? I really recommend you invest in a good one. It will improve your life! This is the one I have and I swear by it.


I searched all your juicing articles - keep 'em coming. I've been leaving the cucumber skin on - glad to hear those nutrients make it to my cup as well. I wasn't sure. Not sure what to say about BEAVER FEVER. That's just so wrong.....
Mily on October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm —
Now I usually remove the cucumber skin, finding it rather bitter, but it definitely does contain good nutrients.
laura on October 20, 2011 at 4:34 am —