We all know that water is important to our health. Staying hydrated is easy in theory; just go fill up a glass of water. Sometimes, though, it can be a struggle to drink just one more glass of plain water.
When you are out doing errands or at lunch with friends, it can be tough to find a beverage that’s not full of high fructose corn syrup or is artificially sweetened. Sometimes, you want something with just a little flavor that won’t be a dietary bomb. That’s the theory behind HINT water. The website tag line says it all: Drink water, not sugar.
From their website: The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature’s original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great.
With such flavors as Blackberry, Cucumber, Watermelon, Honeydew-Hibiscus, Mango-Grapefruit and Raspberry-Lime, HINT Premium Essence Water contains no sweeteners (neither artificial or natural). They have no added sodium and are lightly flavored waters with no calories.
Sounds too good to be true, yes? I bought several flavors of HINT and sampled them. I am happy to report that each and everyone I tried (Lime, Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pear, and Pomegranate-Tangerine) was delicious and exactly as promised. They were very light and flavorful with no aftertaste. My favorite was probably the Mango-Grapefruit, with the Lime as a very close second.
It’s easy to add a bit of fruit to your water while you are at home. It can be more difficult to find a healthy, yummy alternative that doesn’t make you feel as if you are abstaining, especially if you are trying to avoid sodas. Sold at Starbucks, Whole Foods, Jewel, Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Giant-Eagle and online by the case at Amazon, this is a beverage you can feel good about adding to your lunch, your child’s lunch, or as a sweet afternoon thirst quencher.
Have you tried HINT water? What’s your favorite flavor?
October 20th, 2010