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      How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day?

      How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day?

      Ah, the age-old question about how much water you should drink per day. Everyone knows that drinking water and staying hydrated is an important part of living healthy, but exactly how much are you supposed to drink? We did a little bit of digging to find out the answer.

      And the answer is….

      It depends. We know, that’s not the pretty, packaged, straight-forward answer you wanted to hear, but it’s true! Depending on the weather and your exercise level, the amount of water you need to drink changes. In hotter weather, it’s important to drink more than you normally would so you can stay hydrated while getting dehydrated from the heat and the sun. Same goes if you’re working out and sweating a lot- you need to replace the water lost with more water, of course.

      There’s also another factor that many people don’t think about when trying to figure out how much water they need: the food they intake. Different foods have different water contents. For example, watermelon, pineapple and cucumbers all have high water content, which contributes to your hydration. On the other end of the spectrum, salty foods can dehydrate you, causing you to need more water.

      But, there are basic guidelines to follow:

      According to a study found in Nutrition Reviews1, a daily water intake of 3.7L for adult men and 2.7L for adult women meets the needs of a majority of persons. Of course, everybody is different, and that needs to be taken into account when trying to figure out how much water you need.

      How do I know if I need more water?

      According to an article by Reader’s Digest, common signs of dehydration include, but are not limited to: bad breath, bad mood, sugar cravings, your energy level (especially during working out) is much lower than usual, fatigue, decreased cognitive ability, dizziness when standing quickly and skin that doesn’t immediately fall back into place when pinched.

      Final point of brew

      Drinking water is not always a one-size-fits-all approach, but finding the right amount of water for your activity level and climate is important! Primula offers a great selection of water bottles and tumblers to keep you hydrated all day! Try out the Sentinel infusion bottle if you want healthy, flavored waters on the go, or try out a double wall vacuum sealed bottle to keep your water cold for up to 24 hours. Whatever you choose to carry your water in, staying hydrated is an important factor in living a healthy life!

      Primula's Sentinel Infusion Bottle

       

      Primula's Discovery Bottle 

       

      Coffee Cup Conservation

      Coffee Cup Conservation

      Coffee Cup Conservation

      We’re reminded that each of us can play a part in helping to protect the environment and reducing the detrimental effects of pollution on our precious ecosphere. Every little bit helps.

      Coffee drinkers can make a difference simply by switching from paper coffee cups to reusable travel mugs.

      Kick the Paper Habit

      Did you know that more than 6.5 million trees are cut own every year just to make paper cups? As a result, the world’s rainforests disappearing rapidly – causing a devastating impact on our ecosystem. Additionally, 4 million gallons of water are used in the paper cup manufacturing process, and the fuel used by the trucks, trains and boats needed to distribute them add tremendously to the emission of greenhouse gases.

      Even though some paper cups are recyclable, most are not, both because of the coatings used and the fact that wet used cups are not recyclable. The majority of paper cups are coated with a polyethylene resin to help strengthen them – and these carcinogenic chemicals may even leach into your cup of java. Even cups that are biodegradable emit copious amounts of methane gas as they disintegrate in landfills – and 40% of the items decomposing in landfills are paper and cardboard.

      Upgrade to Reusables

      Be a part of the solution—and upgrade the function of your coffee mug—by getting yourself a reusable cup. For example, a thermal travel mug keeps your coffee piping hot for hours—or if you’re an iced coffee or cold brew fan, cold for up to 24! Can your paper or Styrofoam cup do that?

      Here are just a few of our favorite thermal travel mugs:

      Available in an array of colors in either a 20 oz or 32 oz size, Avalanche features a twist textured, easy-grip silhouette and keeps your coffee hot for up to 8 hours (or cold for even longer).

      The Discovery has a convenient wide-mouthed lid and a carrying handle and is available in small 17 oz or large capacity 40 oz sizes. Its double wall stainless interior keeps beverages at the right temperature all day long.

       

      The distinctively textured Hamilton has an 18 oz capacity, is available in charcoal or red and has a leak-proof lid for on-the-go-convenience— and it’s dishwasher safe too.

       

      Final Point of Brew:

      Here’s a cup of Earth Day common sense—you’ll be helping the environment and upgrading the function of your everyday coffee cup by kicking the disposable cup habit and investing in a portable coffee mug. Mother Earth thanks you!

      Water Bottles That Are Perfect for Saving the Environment

      Water Bottles That Are Perfect for Saving the Environment

      So, we have a big problem. The problem is pollution, and the problem is partially attributed to disposable plastic water bottles, much like these:

      Most people are aware that disposable water bottles pose a threat to our Earth, yet still indulge and purchase a 30 pack of plastic water bottles every week when they visit the grocery store. Our goal is to cut down on the use of disposable water bottles and get you drinking out of a fancy, multifunctional Primula water bottle that will take your hydration game to the next level.

      Did You Know?

      • Disposable plastic bottles are riddled with PET, a harmful chemical. The longer water sits in a plastic water bottle made with PET, the more the bottle releases the chemical into the water.1
        • Primula water bottles are all made with non-toxic materials, so you can drink water with confidence
      • Bottled water costs 240 to over 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. Most municipal water costs less than 1 cent per gallon- and in most cases, there is no difference in purity or taste.1
        • Primula water bottles won’t effect the taste of your water, either!
      • Bottled water isn’t as pure and safe as the marketing makes it seem. Alarmingly, a 1999 NRDC study found that 18 of the 103 bottled water brands tested contained, in at least one sample, “more bacteria than allowed under microbiological-purity guidelines.” Also, about one fifth of the brands tested positive for the presence of synthetic chemicals, such as industrial chemicals and chemicals used in manufacturing plastic like phthalate, a harmful chemical that leaches into bottled water from its plastic container.1
        • All Primula water bottles are made with high quality, BPA-free Tritan plastic or stainless steel, offering up clean materials for the cleanest drinking water.

      Pick Up a Primula Water Bottle and Start Doing Your Part to Save the Environment:

      THE SENTINEL

      Sometimes, water may not be the most exciting thing to drink in the world, which is why we have water bottles that are #versatile. Try out the Sentinel infuser water bottle, that allows you to infuse your water (or tea, or anything, really) with delicious fruits, herbs and more!

      Bonus tip: Try pairing your favorite fruits with mint in the infuser for a refreshingly sweet infused water!

      THE DISCOVERY

      For those water drinkers that just want to chug and go, the Discovery bottle will be your new BFF. The powder coated paint will keep it looking fresh, and the carry handle is perfect for toting it wherever you go. The wide mouth is perfect for those who like to chug their water.

      Bonus tip: Keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 8 in this bottle. It’s double walled & vacuum sealed to keep your drink at the perfect temperature!

      THE AVALANCHE

      Disposable coffee cups are also a huge problem our environment is facing, and you can knock out two environmental issues with one tumbler with the Avalanche. Keep your coffee hot for 8 hours in this double walled tumbler, or keep your water cold for 24 hours. This tumbler will be along for the ride with your wherever you go.

      Bonus tip (for adults!): Mix up a boat drink and head to the beach or pool this summer! Your drink will stay cold while you catch some rays!

      Final Point of Brew

      What we’re really trying to say is: please be aware of where your disposable water bottle waste ends up. You are able to make a positive impact on our environment by taking simple steps to adjust your lifestyle- like buying a reusable water bottle and cutting out the disposable bottle habit.

      Ditch Disposable Bottles & Make A Difference

      Ditch Disposable Bottles & Make A Difference

      The average American uses an incredible 167 plastic water bottles each year—and all told, the U.S. goes through a mind-blowing 1,500 disposable water bottles per second, totaling 129,600 in just one day. There’s a solution, though. We can be instrumental in helping that number shrink by kicking the disposable water bottle habit and utilizing reusable water bottles for hydration.

      Incredibly, some statistics state that only 30% of plastic water bottles are currently recycled, so that means that 70% of them end up in landfills, piled high in non-biodegradable perpetuity—hanging around and polluting the planet for up to a thousand years.

      The Difficulty with Disposables

      The landfill problem is becoming a worldwide crisis, with floating islands of garbage in the ocean, including the infamous 600,000 square mile Great Pacific Garbage Patch and another recently found in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras composed almost entirely of plastic.

      It’s not just the litter that’s a problem; the creation of disposable plastic bottles uses vast quantities of fossil fuels and water in the manufacturing process. As the demand for disposable bottles diminishes, the less waste will be created in the first place.

      Made from a compound called polyethylene terephthalate, disposable plastic bottles are not reusable, either. Manufacturers warn that using them more than once can lead to bacterial contamination, and as the plastic breaks down over time they can leak chemicals and toxins into the water itself.

      Some experts also note that the purified or spring water you’re supposedly drinking could be little better than plain tap water. Unless you’re using your own filtration system, you may never know for sure. And even if the water does come from a pure source, the plastic in the bottles can leach cancer-causing chemicals into it, according to some reports.

      Hydration Meets Conservation

      Conservation begins with making our personal carbon footprint as small as we can manage, each in our own way. Fortunately, giving up disposable plastic bottles is one of the easiest lifestyle changes you can make.

      When you trade your disposable plastic bottles for an eco-friendly reusable water bottle, you also have the opportunity to upgrade the function and the versatility in your choice of portable personal water bottle.

      Save the Planet—and Express Yourself

      Choosing your bottle is fun—you get to decide which finishes, colors, sizes and features meld best with your image and lifestyle. All Primula water bottles are free from harmful chemicals like BPA, so you’ll be making a healthier choice as well as helping the planet. Following are just a few of Primula’s many water bottle choices:

      The double wall stainless steel Discovery is available in both a compact 17 oz. and a generous 40 oz. size, and boasts a clever wide-mouthed design and carrying handle.

      The slim 17 oz. Silhouette has a secure leak-proof twist top lid and fits most standard vehicle cup holders.

      Into flavored water? The Primula Sentinel Bottle even includes an infusion core to let you add fresh lemon, lime or other fruit flavors to your water…you certainly can’t do that with a plastic water bottle.

      Of course, these versatile drinking vessels can be used for more than just water…coffee, tea or any beverage you choose. And speaking of coffee—

      Stop the Styrofoam, Too

      Not a big water drinker? If you’re a coffee lover, you can still be part of the solution by carrying your own cup. Definitely, we should all be ditching the polystyrene, better known as Styrofoam. Speaking of landfills and biodegradability, polystyrene cannot be completely recycled, either. Like plastic water bottles, most of the Styrofoam disposed of today will still be present in landfills hundreds of years from now. And believe it or not, most paper coffee cups are not recyclable either—most have a polythene plastic coating to help them hold liquids more safely, and the coating clogs the machinery of recycled paper mills.

      For the Eco-Friendly Coffee Drinker  

      Make a personal statement and help the environment by carrying a cool thermal tumbler or mug. Double wall stainless steel keeps your beverage hot for 8 hours, or cold up to 24. Primula favorites include the Avalance Stainless Steel Tumbler and the Hamilton Stainless Steel Mug.

      On behalf of Planet Earth, we thank you so much for considering trading your plastic bottles and Styrofoam and paper coffee cups for the reusable variety. Every single person who converts will make a difference!

      Cold Brew—A Cool Way to Energize for Spring

      Cold Brew—A Cool Way to Energize for Spring

      Cold Brew Coffee For Springtime

      As the chilly winter weather recedes, celebrate the warmth of spring awakening with an energizing jolt of cold brew coffee. Cold brew is the hottest flavor sensation for coffee lovers. Cold brew coffee is smoother, richer and mellower than its hot brewed counterpart. Far less bitter and easier on the digestion than traditionally brewed hot or iced coffee, cold brewed coffee may be the most delicious way of all to enjoy your favorite java.

      You don’t have to drop a lot of cash at the neighborhood coffee house to enjoy the cold brew coffee experience. You can cold brew coffee right in your refrigerator with your own cold brew coffee maker. Cold brewing is nothing more than letting your coffee steep in cold or room temperature water for up to 24 hours. The result is more richly flavored—and much less bitter—coffee. It’s like iced coffee, only better! (And who ever heard of an iced coffee maker anyway?)

      Enjoy the craft beverage experience at home or on the go with the cold brew coffee maker that’s right for your lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorites:

      Keep the Pace

      Spring is here, so keep up with the quickening pace. The Primula Pace cold brew coffee maker is one cool customer, with a brilliantly simple design—a fine mesh cold brew filter with removable bottom, temperature safe borosilicate glass cold brew pitcher with a 1.6 quart capacity for brewing and serving The smart design fits inside most refrigerator doors.

      Burke’s Got Your Back

      The Primula Burke cold brew coffee maker gives coffee lovers enough cold brew to satisfy.—it has a 1.6 quart capacity. The protective plastic holder with comfortable grip handle and non-slip base make it simple to carry and serve. Yes, the Burke cold brew coffee maker fits in most fridge doors, too!

       

       

       

      Bottle It and Sip It On the Go

      The Primula Coffee on the Go cold brew bottle lets you take your coffee with you after cold brewing it in the same container—how easy is that? This sleek and clever cold brew coffee maker and carrier is comprised of a 20 oz. borosilicate glass coffee bottle with a stainless steel filter and black neoprene sleeve with carrying handle.

       

      Pitcher Perfect Cold Brew

      If your whole household’s gone cold brew crazy, you’re going to need a bigger container! No worries—Primula’s Flavor-Up has a 2.7 quart capacity. As a bonus, in addition to using this durable glass pitcher for cold brewing, the brewing core is removable and interchangeable with the included infusion core. Now you can enjoy cold brew coffee and fruit-infused thirst quenchers in the same handy pitcher.

       

       

      A Quick Cold Brew How-To
      New to the cold-brewed coffee experience? It really couldn’t be easier. Here’s the cold brew drill in three easy steps: First, add coffee then water to your cold brew coffee maker. Let brew in the fridge for 18 to 24 hours. Serve; add milk/ice to taste, and enjoy. Cold brew coffee stays fresh for up to 14 days in the fridge.