One of my weaknesses is bottled water. Hop in my car and you're bound to see one, two, perhaps three liters of water on any given day. A girl needs her hydration to look her best and feel dynamic. After much prodding from my uber-savvy aunt (our family's de facto expert on all things health related) I switched to glass and metal bottles.
Honestly, I still can't resist a good Evian bottle - plastic or not - but by and large I opt for safe sipping at every opportunity. And for my girls? It's all about their health. My stylish solution to for our water toting needs? SIGG. Yes, those cool Swiss-engineered bottles you see used by athletes & celebs. Turns out, they are pretty fabulous and totally worth the hype.
I snapped up a mermaid bottle and a unicorn version for my daughters from their kids collection and honest to God I've never seen them consume so much water. It fascinates me and makes me realize how truly dehydrated they must have been prior to the arrival of these colorful little bottles. And knowing I'm not deteriorating their precious bodies with toxins leaching out into the water makes me feel doubly happy.
Lucky me, they do offer a few plastic options (which I prefer for gripping and for safety in case of a drop) that are completely toxin-free as well as fully eco-fabulous. Hot pink, anyone? Check! The difference these chic little vessels have made in our lives is small but powerful - and they are great for those of us always on the move.
Wait... what's up with BPA and why am I afraid of it? How much time do you have? I'm no medical expert, so I'll just share a few tidbits collection from online resources. First, BPA (bisphenol A) is a known endocrine disruptor. This means it threatens health by "altering normal hormone levels, halting or stimulating the production of hormones in the body." Yuck. If you're ready to really be scared out of your wits, peek at this list of awful side effects and growing links to breast cancer. So stop tempting fate and grab yourself a safer way to sip, sister!
Why SIGG? We love that this 100+ year old Swiss company is all about design, safety and a commitment to excellence. I feel great introducing my girls to these hip bottles that also happen to be totally fun for them. And for me, just citing these sources was a solid reminder to me to back off the risky plastic bottles and grab my tried & true body-friendly bottle next time I'm headed out the door. It's the little things, you know, that add up to be the habits that make you healthy & whole.
Safe sipping, everyone!
(Side note for my Texas girls & guys: SIGG is now available at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. They have locations in Texas include Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Cedar Park, Dallas, Denton, Lubbock, Midland, Temple, Tyler and Wichita Falls.)