In a few weeks, the first day of summer will officially be here! It’s time for sipping ice-cold drinks by the pool.
Instead of paying big money for an expensive smoothie or frapp at your local café, consider making your own. Here’s an easy-to-make recipe for a Chocolate Banana Smoothie that is sure to cool you down and sweeten your day.
It’s National Drinking Water Week!
We know that learning to LOVE drinking water from an early age can develop into a life-long habit. Yet many of us struggle to get our kids to drink water. They ask for juice, soda or anything ‘besides boring ‘ole water!’
Here are five tips to get kids to drink more water:
How much Water Should I Drink Each Day?
We all know that water is important for good health and to sustain life, but do we know if we’re getting enough H20 each day?
Looking for a great Cinco de Mayo recipe to help you celebrate this year?
While it’s true that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated mostly in the U.S., May the 5th gives me an excuse to try a new recipe, as well as create a little family FIESTA at home! Some years I’ve decorated our kitchen with green, white and red streamers, other years I’ve simply brought out the sombreros and noise-makers. Either way—my kids like the excitement at dinner time.
Can filtered water and a little vinegar really keep produce fresher, longer?
Summer will soon be here and I’m looking forward to fresh berries from my local farmer’s market. Early last summer, I came home with 10 pounds of strawberries with grandiose plans to make fresh strawberry jam. When I finally started my jam project (only 36 hours later), I was sick to find that many of the berries were already covered with a fuzzy mold.
A great tip that really works!
I’ve since learned a great tip for keeping fresh produce longer–and it really works! Each time I come home from the market with fresh fruits and vegetables, I rinse the produce in a vinegar and filtered water solution.
This idea seemed counterintutive at first, because in the past, once I had rinsed fruit in water, the fruit seemed to go bad more quickly.
I learned that the water and vinegar solution has the opposite effect and the fruit actually lasts longer because the acid in the vinegar kills mold spores and bacteria on the food. With the bacteria eliminated, produce does not decompose as quickly.
Tonight I will be staying up late—working on devious little ways to surprise and trick my family for April Fool’s Day tomorrow. We’re big fans of April Fool’s Day. Fortunately for me, my children don’t usually remember the holiday until they’ve been spoofed! Then they try very hard to pull of mischievous pranks the rest of the day.
Water Related Practical Jokes
As part of the WaterTech team, I of course love WATER—and many of my pranks involve water. Such as the partially opened bathroom door with a paper cup full of water jimmied on top of the door to fall on the first person to enter. And there’s the tried and true rubber-banded water sprayer at the kitchen sink prank that someone successfully pulls of each year.
Spring is finally here and we’re glad to say goodbye to the dry, itchy skin and tight scalp generally associated with dry, cold winter months. However, some people deal with these skin conditions (or much worse) all year long.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects an estimated 35 million Americans: 20 percent of children aged up to 11 years old and 8 percent of teenagers and adults suffer from eczema.
Salt-Free Water Conditioning May Be the Answer
Hard water is found throughout the world, and in about 85 percent of the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But despite the need for water softening where hard water is prevalent, conventional ion exchange water softeners are not always the right answer.
At WaterTech, we love our pets just as much as our humans–and we are not alone. Pets are now part of the family in more than 82 million U.S. households according to the most recent APPA* National Pet Owners Survey. That’s right, roughly 68 percent of U.S. households are pet owners. It just so happens that about 70% of the WaterTech family are pet owners, so pet health is important to us.
Are you considering giving filtered water to your pets?
For years, the medical world has been telling us that we need to drink more water—for healthier skin, better kidney function, to lose weight, to be smarter–and a million other reasons. So for many, H20 has become the beverage of choice.
As the beverage of choice, bottled water sales have skyrocketed—which is great because we’re drinking more water. However, there is a cost to the convenience of bottled water, both environmentally and financially.