Tuesday, June 2, 2015

When is Water NOT Just Water?

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, and info, free of charge,from Icebox Water
<for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


For kids, summertime means longer days spent mostly outdoors, engaging in all types of physical activities that are super great for keeping them active, more fit, building character through teamwork, helping to delay stress and boredom, increasing their attentiveness and promoting creativity. Unfortunatley, most of these activities can also make kids susceptible to dehydration, which can then cause headaches, dizziness, and cranky moods, and more.


child with icebox water

Icebox Water , a water brand that is MORE than water, has some myths to bust about water and hydration, before I tell you more about the brand!


1.    Myth: Sports drinks provide maximum hydrationBUSTED.  
Although sports drinks generally contain electrolytes and minerals that help replenish the body after activity, they also contain sucrose, fructose, and other bad-for-you ingredients in quantities that are far beyond what the body needs. We've banned them in our house, and instead add those needed electrolytes to fresh water- nature's best replenisher! Celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz maintains that the best hydration for active youth is actually clear, fresh water!

kids playing football
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2.    Myth: Adults need more water than kidsBUSTED.
Children’s use of energy in physically demanding activities is sometimes disproportionate to their small body mass, which often results in increased susceptibility to dehydration. Small children, not yet trained to stop activity for a quick sip, lose fluids quickly, causing their bodies to cool down less efficiently. Which is why I always carry a bottle of water for Miss Grace when we're at festivals or other outside events- I want to make sure she keeps hydrated! As time spent outside increases, it’s essential that water consumption does too.

bottles of water
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3.    Myth: All bottled water is created equal- BUSTED.
Studies show that 40% of bottled water actually comes from tap water and could be treated with harsh chemicals such as chlorine. True spring water, captured from a natural mountain or artesian spring, provides refreshing, mineral-rich hydration  Taste and feel the difference with Icebox Water’s crystal clear, Canadian spring water, bottled at the source - far from any contaminants.

4.    Myth: You have to pay more for good waterBUSTED.
Bottled waters at the market sell for as much as $2.50 each, but as seen in the last myth buster, not all packaged waters are created equal. Offering healthy, affordable hydration, Icebox Water’s kid-friendly, 250mL cartons, cost no more than 50 cents per carton! 

icebox water cartons 1

Icebox Water offers crisp Canadian spring water in 500mL and new, 250mL cartons designed to assist every child’s daily adventures. These pressed paper and cardboard cartons fit comfortably in lunchboxes, backpacks and sports bags for easy on-the-go hydration. The bright labeling and specially-catered size captures the attention of young ones and reminds them to stay hydrated.  They're also perfect birthday party size! No more wasted bottles of water! 

icebox water comparison

Does the water look any different to you from the poured Icebox carton to the bottle water? Not really, right? AH, but the TASTE! It is PURE water. Seriously, the first taste I had, the carton had been in the fridge overnight, and I would have sworn I was drinking from a mountain spring- the water is just that much 'purer'. Can water really 'taste' better? Yes, when the chemicals are not there! Sometimes we forget what water is supposed to taste like, when we have to filter it all the time (even bottled water!). Even Miss Grace said "Wow, Mom, this water tastes amazing"!

Healthy hydration for your active kids has never been easier! You can purchase the water on the Icebox website, or through their retailers. IceboxWater can be found throughout North America at major markets such as Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, Albertson’s and Gristedes.! We can't recommend it enough!  

icebox water cartons 2

Icebox Water produces conveniently packaged water that is good for people and good for the planet. The unique carton packaging is made from 74% cardboard and pressed paper, and is 100% recyclable.  Icebox Water  is free of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastics, and boxes its water at the source of Canadian springs, to ensure that it maintains the highest standards of purity and taste. 

Healthy hydration for your active kids has never been easier! You can purchase the water on the Icebox website, or through their retailers. IceboxWater can be found throughout North America at major markets such as Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, Albertson’s and Gristedes.! We can't recommend it enough!  




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