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Product Review: A Better Way to Hydrate

Did you know that more than half of Americans don’t feel the need to hydrate when temperatures cool down and that more than 60% of us aren’t even drinking the 8 glasses of water a day that are recommended for proper hydration and optimal health?

PACt cranberry extract water

Hydrating as I write this…

Why don’t we hydrate enough as a nation?

I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but here are the top three excuses I’ve heard in my professional career and personal life:

  1. I forget (actually, that’s my excuse)
  2. I hate having to get up and go to the bathroom all the time (I did not make this up!)
  3. I just don’t like the taste of water

I coughed up everything I could to address #1, as it’s my personal struggle, with my post earlier in the year “10 Tips to Drink More Water.” I simply can’t do anything about #2 other than point out that….that is the point! Hydrating cleanses, it’s inherently detoxifying and that involves getting stuff out of your body. Plus, you get the chance to burn a few more calories on your multiple trips to the restroom and back. This brings me to #3…

A better way to hydrate if you don’t like the taste of water

It’s true, fluid does not actually have to be water (just plain H2O) to be hydrating. So things like soda (yuck), diet soda (kill me now), and artificially flavored and/or carbonated water have quite a bit of taste and are hydrating, but can come with their own drawbacks as well. More than I care to list here and that’s not the point of this post anyhow. I’ve never been one to tell you what you can’t do, as I much prefer to share what you CAN do to find better health and more happiness!

There is a new category of beverages out there now called functional waters. These can be great if you’re one who does not like the taste of water and is looking for a few more health benefits. And Ocean Spray®’s new product, PACt® cranberry extract water, is no exception!

PACt cranberry extract water

Functional Benefits of Ocean Spray® PACt® cranberry extract water

PACt® cranberry extract water is a new product that is naturally sweetened, contains only 10 calories per 16 oz bottle and has 80 mgs of PACs. Chances are, you probably don’t know the value of “80 mgs of PACs…” off the bat, right? Well that’s why I’m here. PACs are proanthocyanidins and they are one of the powerful nutrients found deep inside the cranberry. So each 16 oz bottle has the health boosting, cleansing and purifying power of 50 cranberries!

Have you ever eaten a cranberry? They are not very sweet on their own and Ocean Spray did a nice job naturally sweetening them up. They have sweetened this water with erythritol and stevia, which is my favorite low calorie, all natural sweetener combo! It does not have that funky, lingering aftertaste and really is, in my opinion, delicious.

Ways to incorporate Ocean Spray® PACt® cranberry extract water into your life

  • Drink it alone, it’s delicious. Its durable bottle makes it super easy to tote around.
  • Use it in the blender with fresh fruit for a refreshing smoothie with the added functional benefits.
  • Add soda water, ice and a lemon or lime for a delicious, skinny mocktail.
  • Add a little booze and you’ve got yourself a cocktail (but that won’t count towards hydration, but it is a tasty skinny cocktail mixer).

PACt cranberry extract water

One final perk of Ocean Spray® PACt® cranberry extract water

I’m a fan of reusing things. The PACt® brand water bottle is sturdy as all get out! You can use definitely reuse these guys for a long while before they hit the recycle bin. Nice! To learn more about this yummy product including where and how to get your hands on some, check out their website and/or follow the brand handle @OceanSprayinc on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube and use the hashtag #evenbetter to get their attention!

PACt cranberry extract water

What is your favorite, most tasty way to hydrate in the off-summer-season?

This post was sponsored by Ocean Spray® PACt® cranberry extract water. The opinions and text are all mine.

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