Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 22, 2018 12:00 pm
In early February, the 18th annual Great American Water Taste Test took place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Â
Over two days, water samples from around the country were blind-tasted by a panel of judges, tasked with finding a winner. Â What are they looking for? Â Taste, smell and clarity are the watchwordsÂ according to The National Rural Water Association, the main sponsor of the event.
Water Good Winner!
After some serious sipping, the gold medal was awarded to Arcadia Water Utility of Wisconsin, which beat off some stiff competition from the City of Salisbury, MD Paleo Water and the Southeast Water Users District, …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 20, 2018 7:00 am
Thereâ€™s a new generation of smoothies out there, and theyâ€™re just waiting to be discovered. Â Whatâ€™s awesome about them is that instead of relying on milk or yogurt for the liquid factor, these amazing smoothies contain water. Â So just make sure you use antioxidant-rich, hydrogen-packed Tyent Water for the ultimate health boost!
Pack Some Energy Into Your Smoothie!
Whatâ€™s fantastic about this is that you get even more goodness in every glass! Â The vitamins and minerals from the fruit, seeds, nuts and vegetables combine with the energy-and-immune-boosting properties of Tyent Water to make ultra-delicious and nutritious smoothies! Â
Weâ€™ve rounded up three fantastic recipes to make life that little …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 13, 2018 7:00 am
The day of love is almost upon us. Â Whether you think itâ€™s a cynical ploy to extract whatever disposable income you have left after the Christmas frenzy or the most romantic thing since Romeo scaled a balcony to compare Julietâ€™s beauty to the sun; youâ€™ll be hard pushed to avoid it.
Go Hearts or Go Home
Manufacturers and stores seemed locked in an unspoken battle to make as many things as possible heart-shaped. Â If youâ€™re marking the day of romance at home, why not pick up a pair of heart-shaped tuna steaks? Â Theyâ€™ll go pretty well with the heart shaped fondant potatoes and heart-shaped chocolate mousse. Â The message? Â Go hearts …
Something else has been identified as a potential health hazard in our water. Â To add to the cocktail of potential contaminants that flow out of taps across America, salt has recently been identified as the latest water worry. Â
How Our Soil Gets Salty
Increased use of road salt is a major cause, as is mining, fossil-fuel production and the use of some fertilizers. Â The salt seeps into the ground where excessive sodium dislodges the stable soil minerals such as calcium and potassium, changing the composition of the soil itself.
Of course, whatever is in the soil will end up seeping through to our water supply. Â The salty water eventually trickles through the layers …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Letâ€™s start by saying that if you already pull on your running shoes as soon as the alarm goes off, or if you cycle to your Bodypump class three times a week, you can safely skip this blog and go and enjoy a chilled glass of Tyent water and pat yourself on the back!
However, if, like many of us, your sports gear has gathered a little dust lately, and your gym subscription is starting to feel more like a charitable donation you make every month, then maybe you could use a little motivation to improve your fitness levels in 2018!
Before Christmas, one of my young nephews was desperate (in the way that only a 7 year old boy at Christmas can be) for a particular toy. Â
A large number of painstakingly written letters and notes to Father Christmas that politely requested this small, brightly colored object were posted and stuffed up the chimney. Â On Christmas morning, amid shouts and whoops of happiness, came the most ecstatic one, as my nephew finally opened the toy of his dreams.
Well, That Didnâ€™t Last Longâ€¦
There followed around 30 minutes of frenzied, joyful play before one part of the precious toy became detached from the other, in a way that wasnâ€™t …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 31, 2017 7:00 am
Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be a time of excess, with rich foods, candy and alcohol all being consumed in larger quantities than usual for many of us. Â
Rock a Mocktail!
So how about taking a healthier approach to at least one of these usual suspects? Â Instead of pouring another glass of wine, try one of our three delicious mocktails for a festive feel without the guilt! Â
Skip the Champagne and toast the season with a flute of sparkling grape juice with a little extra pizzazz!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Okay, maybe not dreads Christmas. Â But dentists are hyper aware of the damage that sweet things such as candy and soda do to our teeth. Â
Therefore Christmas, arriving as it does, on a fresh wave of sweetness in the wake of that great testament to candy itself, Halloween, poses all kinds of threats to our teeth unless we take extra good care of them.
The Usual Suspects
As well as sugar, many people often consume more alcohol than usual around the holidays. Â Alcohol attacks teeth in two ways: firstly with the sugar it contains and secondly with acid, which damages enamel. Â
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forget The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Â This is far more serious, (and ermâ€¦ real). The Christmas That Stole Your Energy needs fixing, and fast!
Partied Too Hearty?
Itâ€™s all too easy to run out of energy over the holidays. Â Social engagements, parties, excited kids (everywhere, more every time you look up, it seems), rich food and maybe a few glasses of wine more than you usually drink? Â Itâ€™s hard work having fun! Â Â
All of these things are energy thieves. Â And when youâ€™re tired, itâ€™s prettyÂ easy to just throw yourself into the nearest armchair and watch Itâ€™s a Wonderful Life again/snooze it off/wait for the kids to grow up.