The Environmental Working Group has put together a new database to help you find out what’s in your tap water and how to deal with contaminants.
Ice serves two purposes – firstly it cools your drink and makes drinks look a bit fancier but it also adds extra water intake to your drink, providing more water as it melts. You don’t have to just drink your water intake, don’t forget that food has water in it as well. Snacking on foods high in water content is a great, healthy way to get hydrated (and beat hunger!).
Before you start chugging from your Camelbak bottle, chew on this: About one-fifth of our water consumption comes from foods (namely fruits and veggies), according to the Institute of Medicine. Here are some foods that clock in with a high water content and will work in tandem with your water bottle to help you stay hydrated. Cucumbers contain about 95 percent water, says Ilyse Schapiro, RD and co-author of Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?.
“I felt ashamed. I did not like looking in mirrors. It made me feel gross,” 23-year-old Natalie Burtina tells the Daily Mail.
Drinking enough water is a health message that’s been broadcast loud and clear. “Some people are such water-drinking devotees that they are aquaholics,” says Manhattan osteopathic physician Christopher Calapai. The result is overhydration, or hyponatremia, which is a term used to describe a low concentration of sodium in the blood that can be dangerous or even life-threatening. Overhydration is the most common electrolyte imbalance in hospitals, occurring in about two percent of all people, Calapai says.
It’s tough to go outside these days without encountering something that could kill you, or something that could give you enough wrinkles to make it seem like death is nigh: you can file this water bottle news under the wrinkles category.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that 1.6 gallons of water are wasted every time we flush the toilet. If the average adult urinates around seven times daily, this means that 42 litres of water are being used to flush the urine away.
While most of us may not give too much thought into washing produce, experts say we should be thoroughly rinsing all fruits and vegetables before eating them. The Environmental Working Group recently published a list of the dirtiest produce on the market. While it’s no surprise that pesticides are used while growing fruit, it’s up to us as to how much bacteria we actually consume.
Wake up with a pesky zit? We’ve been there. But before you go cursing yourself for some minor misstep in your skincare routine, there might be another culprit. Click through the gallery above to see some of the more unexpected things that maybe be causing you to breakout.
Vegetarian meal delivery service Sakara Life is selling Beauty Water (4 bottles for $24), which is composed of alkaline water, silica, and rosewater. Business Insider recently tried Sakara Life’s $109-a-day diet reportedly touted by Victoria’s Secret Angels, which included a batch of the Beauty Water.
There’s a male model out there who’s making a name for himself not for his head shots but for his take on healthy living. Peter Filak follows a radical diet: he doesn’t drink any water. Ever. In fact, the Seattle-based raw-food vegan, “webcam model” (online porn contributor) and former registered nurse doesn’t consume any liquids.
All images courtesy of D&AD PantoneMonsoon season is probably one of the most depressing times for people living in places like Seoul, South Korea. For three continuous weeks, a cloud of darkness and rain falls over the city forcing many to remain in their homes to wait it out. Hoping to bring some brightness to an otherwise dreary time of year, D&AD Pantone is sponsoring a series of street murals that are activated by the rain. The project is called, #ProjectMonsoon. “Seoul, South Korea is a vibrant and colourful city. However, the annual monsoon season takes away colour and energy from the streets and people. So with help from Pantone, we painted the streets with water-activated paint, to bring back colour during the monsoon season,” the project states. ALSO SEE: The Banksy Effect: Rivals’ Work Pops Up Near Dismaland As Street Art Takes Over WestonHydrochromic paint will be used to create the murals, which is made from a compound that changes from transparent to opaque when it gets wet. Check out the gallery above to see what it will look like once the rain arrives.