Let's Get to Know SodaXpress QUBUS

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Introducing Qubus, design by Petr Novague.

Ergonomically designed makes it perfect for residential consumption as it easily integrates into any home. Providing endless option all effortlessly done with just a touch of a button.

 

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Fun Drinks To Do With Your Sparkling Water

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If you are looking for something fun and delicious recipes for your sparkling water, here are some that you might want to try!

  1. Sparkling Frozen Melon Ball

Here’s a quick and easy idea to give your drinks some fun summer colors and flavor: make melon ball ice cubes.

You need watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, white honeydew melon. Rinse the melons, cut them in half and remove the seeds.

Use a melon baller to scoop out the melon balls from the fruit. Don’t worry if they’re not all perfectly round – they will flatten slightly when you freeze them.

Use a baking sheet or flat platter that can fit in your freezer. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Arrange the melon balls on the baking sheet. Make sure that the melon balls are not touching (or they will freeze together).

Freeze the melon balls for a few hours or until completely frozen.

Place the melon ball ice cubes in a glass, add sparkling water, a squeeze of lime juice, and a mint leave to garnish. This simple drink not only looks great, but the water will have a delicious hint of melon, lime and mint.

  1. Sparkling gummy bear

Just when you think gummy bears couldn’t get any better. Here I present you: sparkling gummy bear.

First, get yourself lots of gummy bear or any gummy candy of your liking.

Put the gummy bear in a big bowl and pour sparkling water just enough to cover them well. Let it soak for at least 10 hours in room temperature. If you wish to soak it longer, place it in refrigerator for another 10-20 hours.

Strain the excess sparkling water and you are ready to enjoy your sparkling gummy bear!

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http://laylita.com/recipes/2014/04/26/melon-ball-ice-cubes/

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Help, I’m Addicted to Canned and Bottled Soda

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“I am addicted to soda. I am a soda junkie. Everyone in my life knows that I am a complete and total soda addict. I can’t just drink one soda. I start with one, sure, but I quickly find I’ve consumed three or four cans back to back.” – A confession from a soda addict.

We all know that canned and bottled soda has no nutritional value, no health benefits, large calorie and sugar content. Each 350 ml soda drink has 140 calories and 39 grams of sugar.

The truth is, most of the soda addict feels that the addiction was not to sugar, or caffeine, or soda at all. The addiction is actually rooted from the good ole carbonation. There is something about bubbles that just makes the drink taste better.

So here’s some tips and tricks to end your suffering.

  1. Get on a soda schedule.

Jot down a schedule for your soda consumption. For example, if you normally drink 3 sodas per day, cut down to 2 per day for an entire month, and then 1 per day the month after. From there, you can gradually cut down even further.

  1. Find a substitute
Make sure your substitute drinks are within reach when you get thirsty. If you just love the tingle of carbonation on your tongue,  keep your cabinets stocked with club soda, or invest in a SodaXpress machine and make it yourself at home.
If you like flavored water, slice up a bunch of oranges, cucumbers or rinse off some berries at the beginning of the week and make a fresh pitcher every morning. Fill up a water bottle before heading out to run those afternoon errands. If you’re prepared, when thirst strikes you’ll have one less excuse to grab for a soda.
If you’re prone to caffeine headaches, have an anti-inflammatory on hand, or a bag of green or black tea to help ease those withdrawal pains.

After a month or so you will notice that your craving towards canned and bottles soda is slowly decreasing. And don’t worry about sparkling water. It is just like plain water but with bubbles.

 

Source:

http://www.fitnessjournal.com/addicted_to_soda.html

http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/so-you-want-to-stop-drinking-soda/

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated During Work

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Many areas of the country have been experiencing extreme heat, and sadly there are news about the lives lost due to heat stroke. While newscasters warn to stay out of the heat, many workers do not have that option. Keeping workers cool and well-hydrated are the best ways to protect them when working in hot environments.  

Risk factors for heat illness

Workers should be made aware of the many risk factors that may affect their heat tolerance. Risk factors that may influence heat illness include high air temperatures and humidity, direct sun exposure, indoor radiant heat sources (ovens, hot manufacturing processes, etc.), limited air movement, physical exertion, not drinking enough fluids (dehydration) and many more. Workers should discuss their individual risk factors with their healthcare provider.  

Staying hydrated

The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands. These glands are activated when a portion of the brain determines that the body needs to be cooled down. Sweat evaporates off our skin which allows for heat loss and cooling. However, when we sweat, we also lose water and electrolytes. Drinking enough water and having enough electrolytes is necessary for our bodies to function properly.

It is recommended that for moderate activity in moderate conditions, each worker should drink 1 cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes. Workers should be reminded to drink water frequently before becoming thirsty in order to maintain good hydration.

Dehydration Can Affect Mood

Not drinking enough water isn’t just bad for health; it can affect behavior as well. Studies have shown that even slight levels of dehydration can have a negative impact on people’s mood. Obviously, people who are feeling irritable are less likely to get along with co-workers or get their work done, and probably won’t want to even be at work in the first place. When employees have access to plenty of water, it can drastically improve people’s moods and make work a more pleasant environment to be in.

Sparkling water over Plain Water

Sparkling water is often cited as one of those healthy drinks you're supposed to switch to when you quit sugary soda. It's sugar-free and calorie-free, and it hydrates. If you find chasing for 8 cups of plain water a day is hard to achieve, well you might want to swap your daily soda habit for sparkling water or just drink the bubbly stuff because plain H2O can just be too boring.

SodaXpress machine at your work place

SodaXpress machine will be a great companion at your office. Imagine a sip of ice cold sparkling water to relieve your stress. Show this to your boss, you will be employee of the month for sure!

 

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Is Drinking Sparkling Water Bad For You?

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This would be the most frequent questions asked by people around the world. Is the bubbly beverage just as good for your body as the plain water?

Basically, YES! “Sparkling water can be just as hydrating as regular water,” according to Jennifer McDaniel, a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics.

Carbonated water seems like a great alternative for people who don’t like the taste of water, but want to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Sparkling water is made by dissolving carbon dioxide in water, creating carbonic acid. This process just adds bubbles — it does not add sugar, calories, or caffeine. Tonic water, club soda, and mineral water are all types of sparkling water, but these have added sodium, vitamins, or sweeteners, so it’s important to read the label.

There are some common health concerns associated with drinking sparkling water — for instance, that it leaches calcium from the bones, causes kidney stones, and strips the enamel from your teeth — but these are not supported by clinical research. The confusion may arise because of research that found a connection between carbonated cola drinks and low bone mineral density.

While artificially carbonated water is slightly more acidic than still water, it’s not as acidic as sugary sodas, and does not seem to significantly damage tooth enamel. A 2001 study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation that compared the effect of sparkling mineral waters with still waters on human teeth, noted that the “carbonation of drinks may not be an important factor per se in respect of erosive potential.”

 

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