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“Water, Water, Everywhere” featuring ALEX Bottle

Recommended Reusables to Up Your Water Intake

The benefits of drinking water for healthy skin are undeniable: there’s no cheaper or easier way to get radiant, dewy skin than hydrating it from the inside out. Drinking water has plenty of other benefits too: it can help you lose weight and have more energy.

In fact, a recent study confirmed what celebrities (even Paris Hilton, whose lifestyle is not usually considered healthy) have long touted as a weight loss trick—that drinking water before each meal has been shown to help promote weight loss. A study by Virginia Tech professor Brenda Davy, PhD, and funded by the Institute for Public Health and Water Research, reveals that drinking just two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals helps people manage their weight, cutting between 75 and 90 calories per meal.

Experts recommend at least 64 ounces of water a day (8 glasses), while celebs like Jennifer Aniston (a SmartWater spokeswoman) tout the benefits of drinking up to 2 liters a day. How can you drink that much water? Ensure you’re using the right water bottle to whet your whistle. With a number of hot new options, it’s not hard!

Ditch the Plastic Water Bottles

Last year, consumers spent $15 billion on disposable bottled water. It’s the world’s third-leading industry behind energy and oil. In the U.S. alone, people consume 70 million water bottles per day—and about 86 percent (60.2 million bottles) end up in the trash. Combined with trashed water bottles around the world, 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills every year.

Meanwhile, you can get approximately 450 gallons of municipal tap water for the price of one bottled water. Use our guide to find the best reusable water bottle for you and make the most of your tap water!

Recommended Reusables

Find the reason you buy bottled water below, and we’ll match you up with your perfect new-to-the-market reusable water bottle.

Bottled water is fresh and pure.

Try the Hydros Bottle, an American-made 24-ounce bottles with Fast Flow Filter™ technology that Hydros Bottle CEO Aakash Mathur tells EndlessBeauty.com, “is designed to reduce chlorine, chloramines, and particulates. We only recommend it for use with tap water, or water treated by a municipal system.” It’s BPA-free, shatter proof, dishwasher safe, and features Ionarmour® natural odor-killing antimicrobial enhancement. $29.99 at hydrosbottle.com and select Whole Foods Markets.

I always forget my reusable!

Try a packable bottle like ALEX bottle, which stands for “Always Live Extraordinarily.” Its drop-down design shrinks the bottle to half its size for stowing and going. The 50% recycled but 100% recyclable stainless steel bottle has trademarked Clean Seam Technology™ (CST) which allows for easy hand-washing—or just pop it in the dishwasher. The ALEX’s carrying strap is even made from 100% recycled disposable plastic water bottles. Snag one for $25.99 at alexbottle.com.

It’s cheap and looks good.

Try a sleek, under-$10 alternative like the Bobble water bottle that also filters water as you drink. With bobble’s sleek, clear design and six brightly-colored interchangeable filters, you still get the good looks of a designer water bottle without the price tag. The 300-use filter meets or exceeds NSF International Standard 42, the standard that governs public and private drinking water. Order one at waterbobble.com or check the site for local retailers.

There are tons of reusable water bottle options out there. Find which one works for you and start reaping the free beauty and health benefits of drinking water!

For more on this story, please visit EndlessBeauty.com

Posted on: September 15, 2010