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Soon it will be that time of year again, you know, sneezing, sore throats, hacking coughs and sniffy noses. Then the cold and flu season is here. With the weather already turning cool in the mornings, busy school schedules and many are already preparing for the usual holidays coming up, it’s too easy to get worn out and the immune systems need to start working overtime. Those in the medical field provide information on getting the flu shot; washing hands and avoiding close contact with sick people are some of the best ways to prevent cold or flu. It’s also important to remember to keep up healthy habits such as getting plenty of sleep, eating well and staying hydrated. Once again, water is an inexpensive and easy way to support ones health.
Studies show that water makes up more than half a person body weight. It is in every cell of the body and is an essential component of the fluids in everyone’s body including lymph. Lymph is the fluid that is part of our immune system, which helps fight illness and infection. These Lymph’s carry and move around white blood cells and nutrients to all of the body’s tissues. This makes water very important for keeping our immune system functioning correctly to fight infections that common during cold seasons.
Water is one of the most fundamental elements of life. Yet an estimated 2 million children die each year from diseases caused by unsafe drinking water.
But this grim picture is changing, thanks to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program and water purification technology by P¯UR. The program is taking a fresh approach to the global problem of contaminated drinking water and is helping prevent water-related diseases and death in children. The Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, initiated by Procter & Gamble (P&G), includes emergency relief work related to natural disasters, education of local communities about the importance of clean drinking water, and the establishment of not-for-profit markets to distribute P¯UR water-cleaning technology to those in need.
Transforming Contaminated Water Into Clean Water
“This simple, cost-efficient sachet is as small as a tea bag but it makes a big difference,” says Dr. Greg Allgood, the director of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. “The contents of the P¯UR sachet are emptied into 10 liters of contaminated water, and following simple directions, contaminated water is clear and clean within 30 minutes.”
Studies show that P¯UR sachets reduce diarrhea, a common illness and cause of death in children, up to 50 percent. To date, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program has distributed enough P¯UR sachets to provide 500 million liters of clean, purified drinking water to children around the world.
How You Can Help
Procter & Gamble and P¯UR support the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. When you purchase a P¯UR pitcher or faucet-mount water filtration system at your local retailer, a percentage of that purchase will go towards the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program efforts in Kenya.
These donations go a long way to help children and expand the program. By choosing a P¯UR Water Filtration System or replacement filter to provide clean, great-tasting water for your family, you are also playing a vital role in providing clean drinking water to families and children in developing countries such as Kenya.
There’s been lots of health-hype lately surrounding the benefits of green tea. I’m certain you’ve heard it, too. Have you ever wondered: “Is it really worth my while to drink tea of the green variety?” Stick around and decide for yourself.
First: The Claims:
A rich source of anti-oxidants:
What are anti-oxidants? Anti-oxidants neutralize “free radicals” or unstable molecules in the body that can eventually become unfriendly and wreak havoc on the cells. Free radical damage can cause everything from sun damage to hardening of the arteries. Green tea will help you bulk up on the anti-oxidant warriors that help to both lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease by controlling blood pressure.
Green tea has been shown to lower rates of cancer in Asian populations. The cancers studied and which have been recorded include: bladder, colon, esophagus, pancreas, rectal and stomach. New evidence suggests green tea may also help prevent prostate cancer, as well.
Help with arthritis:
Studies also suggest there is possible anti-inflammatory and arthritis preventing effects in green tea although, I’ll admit, solid scientific evidence was difficult to come by. By simple suggestion, I’ll give green tea an A for effort in the arthritis category.
Green tea has been proven to protect liver cells by stimulating the immune system. Green tea protects the liver by warding off toxins such as alcohol and cigarette smoke.
Green tea has been thought to promote oral health (although scientific proof was difficult to come by here, too). Green tea is supposed to work against bacteria, protecting teeth from cavities.
Here’s another benefit that will raise many an eyebrow. Several sources I found claimed that green tea may actually help to stimulate weight loss. Yes! Green tea contains polyphenols (molecule compounds) that actually help the body to burn weight and regulate both blood sugar and insulin levels.
The Bad News
What’s the bad news?
The only negative side effect I’ve found is the simple recorded cases of insomnia due to naturally occurring caffeine in green tea. It looks like there’s only 30-60mg in 6-8 ounces of tea, however. That’s less than half the caffeine content of coffee which weighs in at 90 mg. per 8 ounce cup.
Other FAQ’s About Green Tea:
How much green tea is enough to reap the benefits?
No one seems to be too sure about the answer to this question, either. Let’s be realistic – most people could easily drink 3-4 cups of green tea daily. This is a good round number and one that I came up with based on its frequency in the research studied. A suggestion: why not try replacing your usual cup of coffee with a clean dose of health?
Where to get a good cup of tea?
Check out your local grocery for my favorite: Lipton. There’s plenty of others, but I like the way Lipton aims to zip up green tea with variety. They even have a orange, passionfruit & jasmine flavor that’s de-lish!
If drinking tea really isn’t your thing, but you still want the benefits – no problem! Green tea is now available in capsule form, too. This could be as close as your local pharmacy. Check around.
In this scientist’s opinion, green tea is well worth your consideration. The simple speculation of benefits is enough to get excited about it. It’s easy to digest, tastes good and, hey, if it helps me with my goal of wellness and illness prevention, I’ll take ample tea time, any day!
Research for this article has been created through careful consideration of research and articles appearing on WebMD and though several working texts which include:
Balch, Phyllis A., CNC. Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2004.
Mabey, Richard. The New Age Herbalist. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
Mindell, Earl, R.Ph., Ph.D. Herb Bible. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Tierra, Michael L.Ac., O.M.D. The Way of Herbs. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
GlamourNewsWire.com, July 20, 2015 ) Lawrenceville, Georgia — One reason to use glass water bottles is the very reason that it’s healthy. Fresh Taste glass water bottles are stylish and safe to drink from being that glass is the purest and healthiest material to use for all types of beverages. When the beverage is consumed the person gets clean taste without metal or plastic flavors or lingering odors.
Second, Fresh Taste glass bottles are among today’s green products. And this eco-friendly bottle is made from durable borosilicate glass with a BPA free cap, silicone seals and sleeve. The silicone seals provide a leak proof bottle. Third it’s modern and the hue shades are in trend with today’s fashion colors. The company wanted to offer a blend of beauty that’s useful but yet beneficial so this BPA free water bottle was created as an everyday useful reusable glass water bottle that combines the charm and clarity of glass with a sophisticated practical design.
This glass water bottle’s silicone sleeve protects the bottle from impacts and ensures that the holder have a good grip on it. It can be carried by the loop integrated handle in the crook of a finger, or connect it to a bag or waist belt while walking. Fresh Taste glass bottles are designed to simply unscrew the cap to uncover bottle’s wide-mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning and they are dishwasher safe. They are available in three attractive colors, Ruby red, Mystic blue and Lime green. The size is a 22 ounce. “You have to stay hydrated, so you might as well look good doing it” stated the spokesperson for the brand. Our leak proof seal glass water bottle will make you rethink water!”
More information on these cool glass water bottles is made available the brands website and on Amazon.com where they qualify for free shipping under amazon prime and guaranteed warranty program.
About Fresh Taste
Fresh Taste brand was established with efforts to help promote and help consumers to become more aware of products that are now available for going green while helping consumers health with fresh taste and protecting the planet. Fresh Taste products are reusable and promote ways to go green with their products while preserving the fresh taste of beverages and promoting better health.
Answers from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.
BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.
Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.
Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.
However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on review of hundreds of studies.
The FDA is continuing its review of BPA, including supporting ongoing research. In the meantime, if you’re concerned about BPA, you can take these steps to reduce your exposure:
Seek out BPA-free products. More and more BPA-free products have come to market. Look for products labeled as BPA-free. If a product isn’t labeled, keep in mind that some, but not all, plastics marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.
Cut back on cans. Reduce your use of canned foods since most cans are lined with BPA-containing resin.
Avoid heat. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, advises against microwaving polycarbonate plastics or putting them in the dishwasher, because the plastic may break down over time and allow BPA to leach into foods.
Use alternatives. Use glass, porcelain or stainless steel containers for hot foods and liquids instead of plastic containers.
Fresh Taste BPA free glass water bottle and Sports water bottle are great replacements for the following:
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015 | By Emily Beach
Health Effects of Plastic Water Bottles
What’s lurking in your water? Photo Credit water bottle image by Radu Razvan from Fotolia.com
Some types of plastic water bottles contain chemicals that may leach into your drinking water. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is one of the most commonly cited culprits, and is found in hard plastic bottles marked with plastic code “7.” Other plastics also pose a potential health threat. According to CBC News, Canada banned the use of BPA in October 2008 so the full health effects could be explored further. Bottles containing BPA are also prohibited in Japan, according to Scientific American, though as of 2010 they are still widely used in the United States and other parts of the world.
Development and Fertility Effects
The BPA used in Type 7 plastic water bottles is linked to a number of potential complications for pregnant women and the fetus. According to CBC News, BPA acts as a faux-estrogen, and can cause chromosomal abnormalities. These abnormalities are tied to birth defects and developmental disabilities in utero and childhood. Exposure to these faux-estrogens while in the womb can cause early onset of puberty and increase the infant’s risk of prostate or breast cancer as an adult. It may also affect the future fertility levels of a female fetus. CBC News also reports potential links between BPA exposure and hyperactivity disorders and aggressive behaviors in young girls.
Higher Rates of Diseases for Adults
Water bottles containing BPA have also been linked to increased rates of disease in adults. According to CBC News, humans with the highest concentrations of BPA in their urine are three times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and 2.4 times more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than people with low BPA concentrations.
According to CBC News, BPA exposure is also tied to breast, prostate and ovarian cancer, though further research is needed to fully explore this subject.
Exposure to Bacteria
Bottles marked as Type 1 plastic are made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the soft plastic bottles most commonly used for bottled water. PET bottles contain no BPA or faux-estrogen, but do pose potential health risks. According to North Dakota State University, these bottles are often linked to bacterial contamination when they are re-used. This is primarily due to the bottle’s design, which makes it difficult to properly clean the bottle for reuse. North Dakota State University reports that when used Type 1 bottles are tested for cleanliness, 13 percent are found to contain germs from food or saliva while another 9 percent contain fecal matter.
(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 27, 2015 ) Lawrenceville, Georgia — Todays on the go fitness and, sports enthusiasts, and outdoor lovers now have another healthy, leak-proof choice when it comes to BPA free water bottles. Fresh Taste launched a new sports water bottle in 2014 which has proven to outperform many other sports water bottles on the market in with the leak proof feature.
The design of this stainless steel water bottle is meant to appeal to fitness enthusiasts, , sports players, hikers, and just about anyone on the go that needs rapid hydration. The bottle is double wall and made from a high quality food grade stainless steel, and is completely leak proof.
One of the Fresh Taste Double Wall Stainless Steel Sports Water Bottle most notable features is the quick release flip mouth piece straw that easily moves up into the drinking position with the touch of a finger. This makes the water bottle extremely convenient to use with one hand while the user is enjoying their sports activity of simple relaxing. This Sports water bottle is also ultra-safe to sip from while driving as well.
This sports bottle comes with an innovative design that marks it as one of the top BPA free stainless steel water bottle products on the market. Fresh Taste water bottle styles an extra wide mouth making it easy to clean and add ice. The ergonomic handle makes it easy and comfortable to carry. This durable bottle comes in a 25 oz. capacity with a compact soft pad based bottom.
Those looking for a water bottle with straw will discover that the Fresh Taste Sports Bottle is rugged ,yet stylish in design and color. This stainless steel bottle joins the company BPA free glass water bottles.
All of the Fresh Taste water bottles have received raving reviews.
These Water bottles are currently sold on Amazon.com who will be providing fulfillment and distribution, with their fast delivery and ease of purchase. More Information can also be found on Fresh Taste Website.
About Fresh Taste
Fresh Taste brand was established in efforts to help promote and help consumers to become more aware of products that are now available for going green while helping consumers health with fresh taste and protecting the planet. Fresh Taste products are reusable making them a great way to go green and preserve the fresh taste of beverages.
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A Healthy Solution Announced By Fresh Taste which Provides A Glass And Sports Water Bottles.
Convenience is fast becoming an important factor in choosing beverages. Today’s on-the-go consumer craves a drink that is portable, easy to grab without the worry of care as it is disposed of in the trash. To encourage people to purchase more beverages many of these now come in easy to carry 20-ounce plastic bottles. For people who drink water or other beverages in plastic it’s simply because it’s convenient not healthy.
The impact is undeniable affecting the environment, but more import, the health of our families are affected. Faucets aren’t portable; however a safe healthy solution is available, such as Fresh Taste glass water bottle, which is designed with a silicone sleeve for protection. Buying a bottle of water at the store may be faster than washing, refilling and remembering to bring your own reusable glass bottle, but resulting in slowly poisoning the body.
Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death, which is not experienced from using a Fresh Taste glass water bottle.
IT has become an eye opening fact when studies reported by the NIEHS show health problems for fetuses and newborns in animal experiments exploring the effects of BPA on growth and development. The 2013 studies show risks to infant brain development, potential problems with child behavior related to the chemicals and also health risks for the prostate gland in children
BPA which has been found plastic water bottles is classified as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, meaning that it behaves like hormones in the human body. BPA is classified as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, which means that it behaves like human hormones in the body. Author Cathrin Brisken classified BPA as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, which means that it behaves like human hormones in the body in an article published in CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry in 2008 and, stated that an increasing number of animal-based studies show that even low levels of BPA exposure increases the risk of breast cancer.
In a study published in the Journal of Proteomics in 2010, scientists from the University of Alabama reported that mammary gland development was affected in rats born to mothers given oral doses of BPA, indicating an increased risk of breast cancer as adults. Similarly, a study published in Fertility and Sterility in 2008 found that newborn rats exposed to low levels of BPA experienced an increased risk of developing prostate cancer later in life. An article published in CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry in 2008, states that an increasing number of animal-based studies show that even low levels of BPA exposure increase the risk of breast cancer. In a study published in the Journal of Proteomics in 2010, scientists from the University of Alabama reported that mammary gland development was affected in rats born to mothers given oral doses of BPA, indicating an increased risk of breast cancer as adults.
Similarly, a study published in Fertility and Sterility in 2008 found that newborn rats exposed to low levels of BPA experienced an increased risk of developing prostate cancer later in life. Author of an article published in CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry in 2008, states that an increasing number of animal-based studies show that even low levels of BPA exposure increase the risk of breast cancer. A study published in 2012 in the Journal of Proteomics in reports that scientists from Alabama University found results showing how the mammary gland development was affected in lab rats born to mothers given oral doses of BPA. This indicated an increased risk of breast cancer as adults. A another study similarly to the Alabama University published 2008 in Fertility and Sterility found that newborn rats exposed to low levels of BPA experienced an increased risk of developing prostate cancer later in life.
The fact of the matter is that most people are slowly being affected with chemical found in plastic bottles with every drink. So how do we fix this problem? Fresh Taste Wide Mouth Glass Water bottle along with Fresh Taste Double Wall Stainless Steel sports bottle is a healthy solution. This solution is nothing new and it’s only not used enough because it’s simply inconvenient for some.
Fresh Taste reusable bottles made of glass have good reviews. Whatever product you choose, just make sure that its BPA fee as Fresh Taste glass water bottle.