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Many women face the dilemma: what is safe and beneficial to drink during pregnancy? Women have long said that water can be the solution to many pregnancy complaints, from constipation to fatigue and dry skin and everything in between. And the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women drink at least 8 cups of fluids each day. But women during pregnancy also report that the taste or the idea of drinking plain water can be unappealing. What to do?
Enter seltzer and sparkling water. Many women find that the carbonation in seltzer and sparkling water helps with nausea, and the Pregnancy & Baby website lists flavored sparkling water as a great way to stay hydrated while combating the craving for soda, which because of the sugar and the caffeine that it contains, may not be the healthiest beverage to drink while pregnant.
But don’t just take our word for it. Read what our customers say about how Syfo has helped them while they were pregnant:
“I am 32 weeks pregnant and suffer from GERD and other digestive issues. I happened to come across Syfo and purchased the bigger bottle. Let me tell you I felt a sense of relief.”
“I’m pregnant and the drinks that I usually consumed suddenly all had a terrible aftertaste, so water was my only option. I’ve been searching for a refreshing flavored water for months and I’m so glad to have stumbled upon Syfo!!!! It has also helped me to curb my issues with morning sickness. I’m thinking Syfo will be my drink of choice even after the baby is born…thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!”
“I am so thankful that I found Syfo. I’m pregnant and it’s the only beverage that works for me.”
So if you’re pregnant, why not give Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters a try. There are four delicious flavors to choose from, and since they’re made with purified water with no sugar, sodium, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or other additives, they’re the healthy choice for you and your baby now and for years to come.
This is the time of year for resolutions. Everyone makes vows to do things differently in the New Year, and as we all know, that resolve often begins to waver before the flowers bloom in spring. So how to see your resolutions through until New Year’s 2018? Syndicated Columnist Rebecca Turner has a great idea — map out a plan for each month of the New Year!
In her column, Rebecca outlines the resolutions or steps one can take each month for a healthier lifestyle. And her first resolution for January we couldn’t agree with more — replace sugary soda with sparkling water. Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters come in four delicious flavors — Lemon-Lime, Tangerine-Orange, Peach-Pear and Wild Cherry — are so refreshingly healthy with no sugar, artificial sweeteners, sodium, preservatives or other additives that you won’t miss those syrupy soft drinks at all.
The steps Rebecca recommends for the rest of the year include:
- Eat more greens
- Limit bread consumption
- Set and tackle a fitness goal
- Buy fresh produce
- Go meatless at least one day a week
- Mix up your fitness routine with different kinds of activities
- Get every family member off to a good start with a high-fiber, protein-rich breakfast
- For snacks, put aside the junk food and go with more fruits and vegetables instead
- Replace candy with other treats for Halloween
- Transform your holiday recipes into healthier dishes.
We hope you make Syfo a part of your healthier 2017. You can read the details on all of Rebecca’s steps here.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a major shift or a series of draconian steps of self-deprivation. Heath.com recently publshed this series of commonsense tips designed to help you tailor your diet and your physical activities for the maximum health benefit.
We would you like to pay particular attention to the first slide in this series about curbing your sweet tooth. Avoiding sweet treats is important of course, but sometimes it’s not only about dessert.
At times that craving can take the form of wanting a sweet drink in the evening when meals and even dessert are done. When that urge arrives, reach for a refreshing glass of Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters instead. Our four delicious flavors — Lemon-Lime, Wild Cherry, Tangerine Orange and Peach-Pear — are satisfying, refreshing and contain no calories, sugar, artificial sweeteners, sodium, preservatives or any other additives. Here’s what Syfonatic Shayla E. had to say about how Syfo has worked for her:
“I want to let you know that Syfo has been a real life saver for me. I decided to start a diet that was pretty tough for me, but once I discovered Syfo, it was simple to stick to my diet! Syfo helped satisfy any cravings that I had for sweets or soda! The Tangerine-Orange and Wild Cherry taste amazing! I just bought 20 more bottles!! Thank you Syfo so much!!!”
Oh and by the way, slide 13 in Health.com’s presentation has to do with drinking water to stay hydrated instead of turning to energy drinks. Syfo does a pretty good job of that too.
Water is essential for life and all living organisms. The average human body is composed of 65% water. About 70% to 80% of brain tissue is water. Despite these fundamental facts, according to the Institute of Medicine up to 75% of Americans are not drinking enough water.
WebMD suggests drinking at least half an ounce of water for every pound you weigh. For example if you weigh 150 lbs., it would be best to drink a minimum of 75 oz. per day. (Don’t count coffee and alcohol which are dehydrating). However, weather temperatures, activity level and illness can all influence the amount of water you should drink. So if you’re coming up short on your water intake and you need some good reasons to start drinking more water, here are just a few:
1. Boosts your energy
Not consuming enough water can lead you to feel tired and fatigued. Need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up? Your body may be telling you to drink a glass of water. But don’t wait until you feel thirst — once you feel thirsty your body is already dehydrated.
2. Boosts metabolism
Water is required for keeping cellular processes (like your metabolism) and chemical reactions running properly in the body. Drinking the right amount of water, especially cold water, can also increase your metabolic rate, helping you lose weight. Additionally, drinking water before a meal can aid in feeling more full, which may prevent overeating.
3. Aids in digestion
Water allows the body to digest food and excrete waste more effectively. Water is also imperative for overall kidney function. Increased water intake appears to decrease the risk of kidney stones.
4. Improves functional efficiency
Hydrating your body with water improves the functional efficiency of your organs and muscles, including your heart. Dehydration can cause your heart to work harder in order to pump blood throughout your body and blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to your organs and muscles. Hydration is also important for the body when you’re sick, as it helps your lymphatic system to work more effectively.
5. Reduces stress
Research shows that even small levels of dehydration can cause a rise in cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Stress can be a vicious cycle because dehydration can cause stress and stress can cause dehydration. “Stress can result in many of the same responses as dehydration — increased heart rate, nausea, fatigue, headache — so if you can remain hydrated you can reduce the magnitude of the physiological responses we have to stress,” says Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Nashville.
Syfo keeps you hydrated
Now you may say: I know water is essential for healthy living, but plain water doesn’t inspire me to drink. That’s where Syfo comes in. Our Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Waters contain no sugar, caffeine, artificial
Many people are under the misconception that fruit juice drinks are a healthier choice than soda, because fruit is good for you, right? But as this feature on Menshealth.com points out, even fruit juice that’s not a blend isn’t as nutritious as the fruit it comes from and can have plenty of sugar.
And some of the most popular fruit juice blends or drinks can be really bad for you. The Men’s Health piece names 10 of some of the worst offenders; highlights (or low-lights) include:
- Ocean Spray Cran-Apple — First two listed ingredients are water and sugar (never a good sign) and just 8 ounces contains 32 grams of sugar!
- Welch’s Mountain Berry — Despite the abundance of fruit pictured on the label, this blend is made with only 25 percent real fruit and 8 ounces contains 33 grams of sugar.
- Minute Maid Lemonade — There isn’t much lemon in this lemonade, weighing in with only 3 percent real lemon juice. A 20 ounce bottle contains a whopping 67.5 grams of sugar — more than a same-sized bottle of Coca-Cola — and is filled with a host of preservatives, fillers and artificial colors.
- SoBe Elixir Cranberry Grapefruit — Not really a juice at all, the only actual juice in this concoction is used as a coloring agent. So just like soda this is basically just sugar water and with a whole lot of sugar at that — 65 grams in a 20 ounce bottle.
- Tropicana Grape Juice Beverage — If being loaded with high-fructose corn syrup isn’t bad enough, this “juice beverage” has more sugar in a 15.2 ounce bottle than six scoops of Edy’s Rocky Road ice cream (72 grams)!
Mixed with your favorite whole fruit juice or straight-up, Syfo’s Original Seltzer and Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Waters are healthier alternatives. Our products contain no sugar, sodium, preservatives or artificial sweeteners, just 100% pure refreshment.