Not only can drinking water save you a heap of money, but it is also good for you. Now I’m not talking about bottled water, which often costs a small fortune, but just normal water that comes out of the tap.
My wife and I are fairly big water drinkers, we both consume a few liters a day and in total it costs us just a few cents. When you compare that to the iced tea that we both used to drink fairly frequently (at $3 for a 1.25L bottle) then the cost differences can really add up.
We actually stopped drinking sugary drinks around the same time our son was born. I’m not sure if it was coincidental or an active decision (it was too long ago), but I am so glad that we did. All the extra sugar in pre-made drinks was doing us no good at all, plus we were spending close to $12 a week on the stuff, and that didn’t even include the drinks when we went out for lunch or dinner.
Over the course of a year the difference is staggering, with the liquid sugar costing us over $600, while water was costing us under $10. We also noticed a difference in our ability to taste sugar in other foods. All of a sudden food that once seemed normal, now tasted really gross and sugary – we just couldn’t eat them anymore.
These days we are able to handle the odd sugary drink or takeout food, but I don’t think we will ever go back to eating and drinking it like we used to. There are just too many benefits to eating and drinking healthily.
Do you have many sugary drinks or are you a big water drinker like us?