Save Money With Water!
The healthy alternative that saves money!
If you're like me, you want to find ways to save money and stay healthy. Well, I've found one way to do both! And that way is, to drink water instead of soft drinks!
I used to drink 2 soft drinks a day on average. The ones I drank cost me about 25-30 dollars monthly! It's amazing how much you will find that you spend on certain items when you add up their monthly or yearly costs.
Then, on top of this, my dentist said that she noticed acid wear on my teeth. And, I read an article that said that cutting soft drink intake can greatly lower your risk of getting pancreatic cancer.
Well, in March, 2008, I decided to try to eliminate soft drinks, or at least cut them down dramatically. So I did. I thought that it would be really hard, but it wasn't! As much as I liked soft drinks, I rarely had any craving for them. Since March, I've had less than 10 soft drinks. I went from 14 per week to less than one every two weeks!
What did I drink instead? Water, mostly. And not bottled water. I found that water really tastes good, especially when it's hot. It's also great to go out to eat and know I will only pay the price of the food! And, at home, the water is as close as my tap. Also, I found that, when I did have an occasional soft drink, it really didn't taste as great as It had seemed to when I used to drink them regularly.
Then, I've had less gas, and my normally good numbers from my annual checkups improved further, especially my triglycerides.
Why not bottled water? Well, I found that bottled water is no safer than tap water and tap water is actually more strictly regulated than bottled water is!
I've only substituted water for soft drinks, but not for drinks like orange juice in the morning, or hot chocolate in winter, since orange juice is good for me, and hot chocolate has some benefits and costs far less per serving than soft drinks.
But I have found that having water as my main drink instead of soft drinks has really worked out for me, and it didn't take nearly the willpower that I thought it would!
So, if you want to save money and improve your health at the same time, one way is to drink water instead of soft drinks. Give it a try, and you'll feel fine!
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