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12/13/12 4:46 AM
I am addicted to sparkling water with a touch of Just Cranberry. I drink it all day long. To get the results I abolutely need to get, should I be drinking plain water? If so, why? Thank you.
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RE: Water
12/13/12 6:46 AM as a reply to Ellen.
Ellen:
I am addicted to sparkling water with a touch of Just Cranberry. I drink it all day long. To get the results I abolutely need to get, should I be drinking plain water? If so, why? Thank you.


I would say yes, reasons cranberry is known as a diacritic, flushes all the nutrients out. I mean you can if its with just one glass of water a day. Good rule of thumb, drink half your body weight in water in oz. usually about 15 to 30 mins before each meal. so for instance you are 120 lbs, divide by 2 is 60 and divide that by how many meals you have daily including snakcs about 5 for me, thats 12 oz of water before each meal.
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12/13/12 7:35 AM as a reply to Ellen.
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12/13/12 7:13 PM as a reply to Ellen.
I am not sure if the above post meant diuretic by "diacritic." I am not familiar with the term diacritic as it pertains to nutrition, but yes cranberry is a diuretic. This is a good thing actually. Don't worry about cranberry flushing nutrients out of your system it actually does the opposite. Cranberry and lemon water are great for liver detox and flushing toxins out of the body.

The simple answer is yes you can add natural lemon or cranberry to your water and it still counts towards your daily intake. Just make sure it is from a 100% natural or organic source and not a juice filler. It would still be wise to drink some plain water but don't worry in the least about the cranberry limiting your progress. Hope this helps.
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12/14/12 12:07 PM as a reply to Ellen.
You're welcome. It is nice to make more and new friends.

To Nate Campbell, yes I meant diuretic, and yes it is good for the body as it does flush toxin from the liver and kidneys, but drinking to much of it can cause diarrhea and having that usually means your body wont really absorb all the nutrients if you just ate within an hour to two time frame. Also, drinking to much can cause kidney stones. Granted I know Ellen says she put a little in her water but a little to one can be a lot to others.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/377544-is-too-much-cranberry-juice-bad-for-you/
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-958-CRANBERRY.aspx?activeIngredientId=958&activeIngredientName=CRANBERRY
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12/14/12 5:03 AM as a reply to Ellen.
I agree if you are experiencing diarrhea or feeling sick from drinking anything you should decrease your intake, but from what she stated this did not seem like the case. I'd be interested to see a study on the estimated level of cranberry that is considered "toxic." I haven't been able to find anything conclusive, so if you come across one please let me know.
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