Ever since my boys figured out how much fun it was to push the button on our water dispenser and flood the kitchen, I stopped drinking water as much as I used to. Now we have had to put away the water dispenser and tap water just isn’t as cold. We do have a water pitcher but sometimes I just want flavor like juice or soda. (I know I have a lot of excuses for not drinking water!) So when I heard there was a fortified water beverage that not only has 0 Calories, 0 Carbs, and 0 grams of Sugar, but also tastes yummy, I was excited.
Fruit2O Essentials basically covers the 80% of Americans that do not drink the recommend eight glasses of water per day and the 77% of Americans who do not eat the recommend servings of fruit a day. Yes this refreshing beverage contains several nutrients found in two servings of fruit, with no sugar added!
Flavors and Nutrition:
Cranberry Raspberry – An excellent source of Manganese and good source of Zinc, Vitamin E, Phosphorus and Potassium.
Strawberry Kiwi – An excellent source of Manganese and a good source of Vitamin E, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
Peach Mango – An excellent source of Vitamin E and Vitamin B6 and a good source of Manganese, Phosphorus and Vitamin B5.
Citrus – An excellent source of Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6.
Blueberry Pomegranate – An excellent source of Manganese and a good source of Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Potassium and Vitamin B6.
Cherry Acai – An excellent source of Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6.
Tips to “Lose 10 in ’10″ from Celebrity fitness trainer and wellness expert, Desi Bartlett:
- Sip Wisely – Drink a few servings of water before your normal morning beverages (coffee, juice..) to prevent overloading your system with sugar and added calories.
- Hydrate before and after – Dehydration can lead to poor mental and physical perfomracnce, so drin plenty of low-calorie fluids throughout the day.
- Sweat once a day – Join your kids in a 20-minute game of tag, do push ups and squats during commerical, tkae the stairs, or anything else to get your endorphins going.
- Stretch – Practice 30 minutes of yoga at least twice a week. It is great for strentgh and flexiblily.
- Stay motivated – Leave yourself encouraging notes.
- Food is your body’s fuel – If you ahve to choose regular, premium or super premium fuel for your body, which grade would you choose? Your body thrives on fresh, clean foods and lots of water.
- Plan your portions – As you pack your kid’s lunch, plan out your meals and snacks too, including fruits, vegetable, protein and carbs in every meal.
Okay so yes Fruit2O Essentials contains no juice and is still water, but the flavoring in them definitely make the water yummy! I can’t even pick a favorite because I love them all, okay probably Peach Mango since I love Mangos. Anyways, I love that I am not only drinking more water than normal, but also getting some key nutrients and essentials. I have even reached for one of these over my usual can of coke for lunch. I would definitely recommend checking out Fruit2O Essentials if you are in a water slump yet still want to make sure you are getting enough water in your diet. The flavors taste great, there are 0 calories, and they are reasonably priced! I would love to know though how it is 0 calories and still has a taste! (Why can’t all food and drinks be like that?)
Fruit2O Essentials is a great substitute for high calorie and sugary beverages, especially for moms on the go. I will warn you they are addicting and even my boys love them, so I have had to share. I am slowly trying to eat better and exercise and Fruit2O Essentials are just one way for to cut back on soda and stay hydrated!
BUY IT: You can find Fruit2O Essentials at many grocery and club stores for around $1 per bottle. For a store locator, visit here.
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Mama’s Money Savers Disclaimer: I was sent samples to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.