Water vs Squash?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No idea what squash is, but things called sugar free tend to have chemical sweeteners, which are nowhere near as good for you as basic water.

 

if its just carbonated water, then it’s pretty much the same. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Squash, in the UK, is fruit cordial that you dilute with water. It’s often rather packed with artificial sweeteners and colourings although the manufacturers often swear these are “natural”!!

I’d say, OP that squash is still better than not drinking enough but not as good an alternative as water. You could, if you like it, consider something like elderflower cordial (Waitrose do a lovely one) or organic apple juice that you can dilute. But I’m not a great fan of squash which has a habit of making you thirstier as well as having unhelpful additives.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

When I’m not in the mood for plain water, I cut up cucumber slices and a wedge of lemon and put it in my water bottle.  It’s very refreshing, has no sweeteners, and is free of chemicals.  The taste is subtle but just enough to make the water drinking much more enjoyable.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

So…I had to look it up. Haha. But it’s just a flavored water, so I’d say you are ok, UNLESS you are worried about the artificial sweeteners and possible additives.

The good news is, you can get water from just about anything you eat or drink, so you don’t really NEED to literally drink 8 glasses of just water, as long as you are eating right. Maybe go half water/half squash each day?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I try to drink 6 cups of water a day, and then have 2 cups of black tea at night, to equal 8. I think that’s fair, but maybe I’m doing it wrong? Hahah.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

8 glasses is not really what it’s supposed to be. I’ve read that it’s better to use your body weight (in pounds I guess), divide it by two, and drink that number in ounces.
(legitimate question: are ounces a thing outside the US? I don’t care if that sounds stupid, I really only deal with converting distance units everday)

So if someone weights 100lbs, that’s 100/2= 50oz of water a day.
50oz/8oz= 6.25 glasses of water a day. (a “glass” is 1 cup, or 8oz)

Anyway, I make it a game. I have a chart on my desk, with “1,2,3,4,5,6” on it. Every glass of water I finish, a number gets checked off. I think the glass I use is 12oz, but it doesn’t really matter.

Like PP’s, I like to pop some fruit in my water, too. Lemon, lime, strawberries (they need to “steep” for a long time though), etc. I also sometimes put a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar in, but I love vinegar so… it’s delicious.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

The water can come from foods as well as beverages, so if you eat a bunch of water-rich foods such as cucumber, watermelon, citrus fruit, soup, etc., you don’t need to drink as much in beverage form. Plus those foods give you additional nutrients and fiber.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  I’M BEING COMPLICATED, SORRY haha 😛
Here, maybe this will help: http://www.medindia.net/patients/calculators/daily-water-requirement.asp

A “glass,” I think is 8oz.
Because if you think about it, “glass” is an ambiguous term – a shot glass is still a “glass,” right? So is an extra-tall 16oz drinking glass, verses it’s only-6oz counterpart. So it’s good to define what a “glass” is, because you may just be drinking too much water if your glass is too large. 8 16oz glasses a day is twice the amount you’d be drinking if you used an 8oz glass instead.

That’s why I said before that I use a 12oz glass – I drink about 3 of those at work a day, and a few more when I get home. Overall I need like… 1.7 liters a day, I think (60oz).  BUT, when I do drink that much for a long period of time, I feel fantastic! 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Fluid ounces do exist outside the US. However, your measures are different from ours so a US pint of water would be 20 ounces. Your pints are 16 ounces. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess I don’t understand people who can’t just drink water. There are certain brands that I dislike (and our tap water is nasty, so we have filtered water bottles), but otherwise, it’s pretty much all I drink.

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