One of the foundations of my new healthier lifestyle is to drink more water.
I’ve always been a heavy drinker.
ha! I don’t drink alcohol at all. But I do consume a lot of liquid.
Sometimes, I’m too dorky even for myself.
Back to the point. I drink a lot, and I have been working hard on drinking more water and less juice and tea and pop.
I read somewhere that my drinking a full glass of water before meals and any time I feel like I’m getting hungry will help me to ascertain whether I’m really hungry or not.
I have a tendency to eat mindlessly, so drinking extra water might help.
If I do it. That remains up in the air.
I like the taste of water. On the other hand, I really like my pop and juice and flavored stuff.
That’s where Omega Water comes in.
I’ve never found a flavored water that I liked enough to drink a whole bottle, so I tried Omega Water expecting not to like it.
It contains omega-3s, something my doctor has harassed me about for years.
Omega-3s may help decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, help with depression, decrease inflammation, improve dementia, and help a whole bunch of other conditions according to the February 2012 Weight Watchers magazine and Wikipedia.
The last time I tried an omega-3 supplement, I tasted fish for hours. I breathed fish. I smelled fish. I even burped fish.
Oh, I gagged. It was awful. If it’s ever happened to you, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Hence the gagging.
Human bodies can’t make omega-3s, so we have to get it from food sources. Experts say to aim for 1-2 grams per day.
If I can get some of that from water – that I’d be drinking anyway – I’m happy.
Omega Water surprised me. It tastes good. There’s no fishy anything.
It tasted so good that I actually finished the whole bottle, and I stuck a few more in the fridge.
Possible Sources of Omega-3s
- Omega Water – 100 mg (that’s 1/10 of a gram) per bottle
- WalnutsÂ – 2 g per 1/4 cup
- Flax seeds – 2 g per 1/4 cup
- Sardines – 2 g per 3 oz
- Tuna, mackerel, salmon – 1.5 g per 3 oz
- Free range eggs may contain omega-3s
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