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World Water Day 2018: A Child Dies Every 2 Minutes Due to Dirty Water

Let's start with some questions - How far do you have to travel for drinking water? When you get there, is the water clean enough not to pose the risk of a life threatening illness?  Of course, if you're reading this then the answer to the first question is probably 'as far as the kitchen', and the second question is almost certainly yes. For 844 million people in the world, both of these things are an unattainable luxury rather than a right. They have to walk at least 30 minutes to access clean water or risk drinking from unimproved sources. You, like most of us, take clean drinking water so much for granted that we often forget to drink enough...

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10 Simple Hacks to Help You Drink More Water

What colour was your urine the last time you visited the bathroom? It seems like an invasive question to start the latest addition to the blog, but you should know that this a pretty standard indicator of hydration. Use the chart below as a reference, left being very hydrated of course and right being extremely dehydrated.  Drinking water has become more than fashionable over the last decade, yet that doesn't mean that everyone is finding it easier to drink enough and stay hydrated. The average person in the UK drinks 1.7L per day, some way short of the 2.5L minimum recommended for male adults and the 2.0L recommended for women.  It can be difficult to integrate drinking water as a...

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5 Reasons You Need a Phox Water Bottle

If you're already a Phox customer or even just a regular reader of the blog, you'll know that we are passionate about drinking clean - both for yourself and the planet. Now, with our countertop alkaline water filter we've been able to give you clean, refreshing, anti-oxidant water straight from your tap at home. While this has helped many of our customers ditch expensive and damaging bottled water, we are delighted to introduce our newest addition the Phox Water Bottle. This will help you take your drink clean game to the next level!  Here are 5 ways the features of our new Phox bottle can take your drinking water experience to the next level: Hydrate On-The-Go  The Phox water bottle...

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The Secrets Behind Anti-Oxidants

Anti-oxidant is the buzzword of modern nutrition. If you can integrate foods that contain plenty of anti-oxidants into your diet then you’re on your way to great health. Green tea, blueberries and dark chocolate are only a few of the products that have been becoming increasingly popular with the millennials seeking those new revitalising dietary habits, due to their rich antioxidant properties.  What if you could access these health-boosting anti-oxidants by simply drinking water? Plain old water from the tap, which has a reputation as being at best unpleasant, and at worst unpalatable, can be transformed into revitalizing anti-oxidant water. How can this be possible? It is done by altering the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) level and can be achieved...

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Your Body After Alcohol & How to Help It

We've all been there, haven't we? Whether it's a night out or a night in, we've all had a little too much to drink and regretted it as we lie suffering the next day. However, how many of us have actually every stopped to think about why we feel so horrible the morning after the night before?  The Biology of a Hangover  A hangover is defined as a 'constellation of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur after a bout of heavy alcohol drinking' (Swift & Davidson, 1998). Many of the most difficult aspects of a hangover stem from the dehydration that builds up in the time you spend drinking. Alcohol's diuretic qualities cause the pituitary gland in your brain to...

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