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|03-08-2016 11:34 PM|
|Entrepre||Whats the problem with raw coconut water? or coconut milk? I mean water is good and all, but why not add a little taste?|
|02-10-2016 07:10 AM|
Is this question for raw foodists only or for vegans/vegetarians?
|02-09-2016 10:05 AM|
|02-02-2016 08:28 PM|
|02-02-2016 08:22 PM|
|Poppy||I drink frozen water in my bourbon - that's my favorite kind of water.|
|02-02-2016 03:52 PM|
One thing my dentist told me: don't brush your teeth immediately after drinking something acidic, like orange juice, because the tooth enamel has been temporarily softened by the acid and will be more vulnerable to damage from the brush. DO rinse your mouth well with plain water to get rid of any traces of acid, but brush your teeth about 20 minutes later.
(On the other hand, he IS a dentist... and advice which would make me damage my teeth would be major income for him...). JUST KIDDING.
EDITED TO ADD: I should have read the comments above about not brushing immediately before pounding the keyboard with redundance.
ETA again: I drink water almost exclusively, but confess that I do like juices, either sweet or quite sour. I rinse with a drink of water immediately afterward though.
|01-31-2016 05:09 PM|
I drink other stuff besides water, mainly coffee, tea, plant milks, and homemade smoothies. I haven't had soda pop since 2008 and very rarely drink OJ or apple juice (like twice a year). I love my plant milks and coffee and will not give them up entirely.
I have excellent skin, and I look about 15 to 20 years younger than my 43 years. I also have rarely if ever worn makeup or perfume/cologne. For years I have avoided soaps, detergents, creams, lotions, and hair products with tons of chemicals alcohols and dyes. I opt for simple coconut based soap (Kirks Castile bar soap), Dr. Bronner's Fair trade liquid soap, essential oils, vinegar, water etc. My dishwashing soap is plant based but does have a few more ingredients, though sometimes I simply wash with very hot water since I don't use a lot of oil or heavily processed food so cleaning is easier.
Coffee is my one really bad habit I can't give up just yet. So far my teeth are still in excellent shape, though lately I broke an eight year perfect dental checkup streak with a small patch of decay on my bridge (that I have had for over 22 years). I have to go back in and have that patched. I haven't had a cavity in a decade. I used to have all kinds of problems with my teeth growing up. I am fortunate that I have never had issues with my skin, and have always looked young for my age, but i like to think eating healthier and using fewer chemicals and no makeup has made a difference too. Strangely, in the years I have been vegan, my skin has darkened slightly and I rarely burn, even when I am out canoeing on open water, or snowshoeing across fields, or cycling to and from work. I rarely wear sunblock, though I am not outside THAT much. I do wear long sleeve shirts and/or hat with a bill/sunvisor etc. Heck, mosquitoes are so thick up here, and weather doesn't get all that warm, that protecting your skin is a given lol.
I drink an ungodly amount of coffee though, especially in the last six months working 50 and more hours per week and stressed out. I would love to eventually cut out the coffee altogether. I don't know though, I love the taste of it too. :/
BTW, I am not raw, though I have done fully raw for short periods of time in the past.
|01-31-2016 04:28 PM|
|no whey jose||Yeah, she suggested that I not brush my teeth soon after meals and that I cut down on sparking water. I used to drink at least a 2 litre bottle of sparking water a day, all day. I even kept a glass of it by my bed every night! I was certainly brushing my teeth immediately after drinking it. I'm surprised I wasn't rinsing my toothpaste with it, I used it so much! 😱|
|01-31-2016 04:16 PM|
|01-31-2016 03:52 PM|
|Kiwibird08||I'm a mostly raw vegan, so I consider some of my large smoothies and juices a meal in and of themselves rather than a drink. If I am eating other food (like a salad or zoodles ext...) I almost never drink anything but water with them and I drink a lot of water without food throughout the day. If I don't drink enough water, I get tired and spacey.|
|01-31-2016 03:46 PM|
Isn't enamel erosion only an issue if brush your teeth too soon after acidic drinks or foods?
You can't avoid it, but it does soften it for a time, and my dentist always said wait like 20 minutes before brushing
|01-31-2016 03:04 PM|
I'll go and get the straws and put them where I will remember them.
|01-31-2016 02:59 PM|
|01-31-2016 02:31 PM|
my dentist advised me to drink coke through a straw, but I keep forgetting, and I sometimes drink a LOT of coke.
|01-31-2016 02:18 PM|
|01-31-2016 02:00 PM|
|no whey jose|
|01-31-2016 01:44 PM|
|LedBoots||I drink mostly water. Also orange juice. That's about it, I don't like coffee or tea except herbal rarely. I squeeze a lemon into hot water sometimes and drink that.|
|01-31-2016 01:36 PM|
For about 2 years now, I've basically only drunk water. I don't drink tea, coffee, juices or anything else now. The only exception is maybe 1 or 2 home made fruit smoothies a week. And this is coming from someone who used to be addicted to high sugar fruit juices, sports drinks and soft drinks.
And honestly, if I'm telling the truth, even after two years of drinking almost only water I haven't really noticed a change at all. If anything I think I'm more thirsty all the time. My skin is the same as it's always been.
Even though I may not notice it, I'm hoping the change is in the health of my teeth. Now that they aren't being bathed in sugar every day. My last dentist trip was positive so I'm thinking that's where my biggest positive effect from water is.
|01-31-2016 01:17 PM|
|no whey jose||I drink mostly water, but also quite a lot of coffee and tea with plant milk-- all of which is mostly water! Most drinks are pretty much water.|
|01-31-2016 12:09 PM|
|Beautiful Joe||If you are also drinking sun brewed tea, you're not drinking "only water."|
|01-31-2016 11:38 AM|
I'm 100% raw vegan since 3.5 years ago and I do drink water when I'm thirsty.
I'm not avoiding to drink water, as I understand some raw foodists do.
|11-28-2015 12:45 PM|
Am I the only one who only drinks water?
Recently about 6 months ago I switched to only drinking water. Since doing so I have noticed a difference in my skin and so have others.
Am I the only one drinking only water and noticing results while on a raw diet?
I drink water in 2 fashions Smart Water, or Smart Water sun brewed with Harney & Sons Herbal Raspberry Tea which is amazing by the way.