Is water your first option when you are thirsty?

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  1. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    Is water your first option when you are thirsty?

    Do you drink water every day, or can weeks pass before you'll drink your next glass of water? How often do you drink water? Not tea or coffee, just plain (perhaps filtered) rainwater ...

  2. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
    ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

    I drink almost 2.5-3 liters of water every day. I keep a large cup filled and sip on it throughout the day. Without it, I find that I become dehydrated very quickly, especially during this pregnancy.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, water is important. During my first pregnancy I had dreadful cramps in my legs. Some helpful person told me that could be due to dehydration so I made sure I drank lots of water in later pregnancies. smile

  3. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Without fail. My daily intake is 1.5 to 2 liters plain tap water.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have fluoride or anything added to the water in your part of the world, Jim?

  4. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes. I'm constantly dehydrated and have to remind myself to drink water. Each day I have about three or four glasses.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We are in the middle of a heat wave here so I keep a bottle of water nearby to make sure I don't forget to drink. Like you lburmaster, when I am busy I have to remind myself. smile

  5. Puspanjalee profile image69
    Puspanjaleeposted 5 years ago

    Well..in my case I go straight to plain filterd water whenever I m thirsty. To keep dehydration out of my way, I always prefer at least 2 litres of water. But occassionally I also prefer juices, tea or cofee.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Puspanjalee.

  6. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Puspanjalee. I heard recently that there is a move to stop selling bottled water in some shops and in some communities because people are concerned about the amount of plastic used to bottle it. I understand the argument for reducing plastic waste, but I do not like the idea of everyone being forced to buy a sugary drink on a hot day instead of having the choice to buy cold water.

    1. Puspanjalee profile image69
      Puspanjaleeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Completely  agree with you on the issue of use of plastic in bottfling driking water.

  7. Claudia Tello profile image76
    Claudia Telloposted 5 years ago

    Yes it is. Aside from coffee and milk, plain water is the only drink I have throughout the day. When I wake up, I drink 1/2 liter to rehydrate myself after the long sleeping hours without drinking anything, and I keep on drinking water throughout the day. Even when I am exercising I hydrate myself with water (no Gatorade nor nothing of the sort). With lunch or dinner I usually don't drink anything, but if I do, it is almost always water because I don't like sugary drinks nor sodas, and definitely not alcohol.
    I do know people who never drink plain water and I find it horrific! Thanks God I am not like that.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Claudia. We are in a heat wave at the moment yet I have encountered a lot of people who say they don't drink water. I was wondering if my family was somehow out of step with the rest of the world because we always choose water first.

  8. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    For me, yes. Although I do use Mio because our well water tastes funny. I probably drink at least a gallon a day, but I am partial to Wild Cherry Pepsi.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Georgie. I had to google Mio because I've never heard of it. The ingredients list is kind of scarey. Do you use it in all your water? I wonder what your well water would taste like if you filtered it. I don't think mio is sold here in oz ... yet.

  9. visionandfocus profile image68
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    Yes, it's my go-to drink at home and even at work where everyone else is drinking coffee. I drink at least 2 litres a day.  The first cup of the day usually has some fresh squeezed lemon juice in it to alkalize my body and help support my liver.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will follow your lead visionandfocus and add freshly squeezed lemon juice to my morning water, at least while there are lemons on my tree. smile
      Despite being acidic in its natural form, it turns alkaline as its metabolized by the body. Great idea.

  10. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    i have a water bottle of 720ml with me all the time. I drink plain water when i am thristy, better and cheap. I don't measure the glass; 8 glass of water per day coz i am lazy to walk to the kitchen just to get the drink.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am hearing you peachpurple. I carry a bottle with me as well. It is a long walk to the kitchen from the far end of my yard, but sometimes the walk seems even more daunting from the couch to the kitchen at the end of a long day. smile

  11. cat on a soapbox profile image98
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    Yes!  I am never without it. I carry a bottle in my purse as well as several in my car. I always have a glass by my bedside at night too. I drink nearly 2 litres per day. It can be from the tap, bottled, or filtered, but I prefer room temperature.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, cat.

  12. profile image70
    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    If I'm really thirsty water is usually the first thing I go to. It just satisfies thirst so much quicker than anything else!  I do also like juice, diet soda, tea etc.

  13. cjpooja26 profile image62
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I often feel dehydrated and water is the only choice for me. I drink 1.5 to 2 ltrs of water everyday. It is good for my health and I always prefer healthy.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Our bodies have to last for a lifetime so healthy options are definitely a good choice. Thanks cjpooja26.

  14. SimpleJoys profile image72
    SimpleJoysposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I love water. We have our own artesian well and it is the best. The next best for me is unbelievably a can of seltzer water. Yes, plain seltzer water. I love the bubbles!

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, SimpleJoys. I've not had seltzer water since I was a child but I still remember getting bubbles up my nose. smile

  15. renee21 profile image81
    renee21posted 5 years ago

    Yes, water is my first option when I'm thirsty.  I'll also go for some awesome homemade kombucha tea.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image97
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I had never heard of kombucha tea, renee21, and had to google it. Looks like a good topic for a hub - particularly if you make it yourself!

 
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