I'm a fool for water bottles, and the truth is the last thing I need is another one. Nevertheless, I continue to buy them, because they are so much fun.
People with chronic illness drink a lot of water. Many of us carry water wherever we go and try to drink as much as we can throughout the day. It's nature's best detox.
After a while, water can get a little boring, so sometimes you need a cool new vessel to keep things interesting. Here are the ones I have my eye on right now:
5 Water Bottles I Want Right Now:
1. Life Factory
Why I want it: These glass bottles with silicone sleeves are some of the best water bottles out there. Glass is easy to clean and doesn't change the taste of your water. Confession: I already have two Life Factory water bottles. I have a 9-ounce one in green and a 16-ounce one in a pretty turquoise. I have my eye on this 12-ounce one in coral to round out my collection.
2. Kleen Kanteen Reflect
Why I want it: Kleen Kanteen has a reputation of making high quality, food-grade stainless steel water bottles with the goal of eliminating single-use bottles. I love my glass water bottles, but when I saw the design of Kleen Kanteen's Reflect series with the bamboo cap, I instantly wanted one.
3. Hydro Flask
Why I want it: When Lyme patients aren't drinking water, you can usually find us sipping on tea. Recently, I've decided to forego Starbucks chai tea lattes (because of the added sugar), and start making decaf chai tea with almond milk at home. So, I need a bottle that can keep my tea hot until I get to work. This seems like a great solution; it also keeps water cold for those days when it's too hot for tea. It comes in any color you can imagine, but I'm partial to the lime green or "Kiwi" one.
4. Brita Bottle
Why I want it: Those of us with chronic illness watch out for toxins. This inexpensive bottle comes with a built-in filter for easy filling and re-filling throughout the day. Yes, it's plastic, but it's BPA-Free. The filter is good for 300 uses. That's almost a year of fill ups.
5. Define Bottle
Why I want it: I've wanted one of these ever since I saw it on Shark Tank. The entrepreneur who designed it was only 14 at the time. For now, I've been putting fruit right into my water bottle, but I love how the Define Bottle has a separate compartment to keep things like seeds and pulp from getting to the top. I love the design. I was a little disappointed, because the reviews on Amazon say it's too small and doesn't hold enough water, but with a freezable base to keep the fruit cold, you can refill it over and over. Reviews also say it's hard to clean, so get informed before you buy.
Now, don't get me started on travel mugs. That's for a different post.
Do you have a favorite water bottle? I hesitate to ask, because I will want to go out and buy it.
"Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine." - Slovakian Proverb
I'm Kerry and I am a writer and licensed therapist. This is a positive space focused on how to thrive in any situation and the transformative power of illness.