You may not have considered water as an important factor in your daily diet, but the Canada Food Guide does. It specifically recommends to health-conscious Canadians: “Drink water regularly. It’s a calorie-free way to quench your thirst. Drink more water in hot weather or when you are very active.”
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
For the past two years, I’ve been avid tea drinker. Mainly loose leaf oolong and green tea. I’m quite certain that I drink more than 8 cups of tea a day.
My friend shown me her water bottle one day and I completely fell in love with the design and its feel. I looked it up and it’s called a bkr.
The bottle itself is made from glass, which can be recycled many times over. Glass is also proven to not alter the taste of your beverage, so you won’t have any nasty chemical taste. Speaking of chemicals, this bottle is completely free of any and all nasty Bisphenol A (BPA) or other junk that will leech into your beverage.
The fact that it is made of glass also makes it a bit easier to keep clean than bottles made from plastic or other materials.
The silicone sleeve that makes the BKR bottle so lovely also helps protect it from getting broken in your backpack. The sleeve can also be adjusted in many different ways to alter the style of your bottle.
Although it’s technically a reusable water bottle, you can use it for other types of beverages. Pretty much anything you can put in a glass can go into your BKR bottle.
It’s relatively compact, so it won’t take up much room in your bag or backpack.
If you happen to lose the cap, you can order a replacement from the shop.
If you decide to get rid of the bottle, you can send the silicone sleeve back to the company for recycling.The glass itself can be thrown in your recycling bin.
The bottle is top-rack dishwasher safe, and you do not need to remove the silicone sleeve prior to washing.
It’s currently only available in a 16-ounce size, so it’s better for short outings.
At $28 per bottle, the price tag may be a little steep for some customers.
Although the silicone sleeve offers some protection against breakage, keep in mind that the bottle is still made of glass. No matter how careful you are, glass can break. The BKR requires a few extra precautions when traveling to avoid cracking or smashing it. If you do break it within the first 90 days after purchasing it, BKR will replace it for you.
I’d been advised by bkr to not use hot water in the bottle but I will try it anyways.
Conclusion: BUY! I can’t wait for mine to arrive.