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Brett650
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 9:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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In general I drink only water as has been my habit for many years, but SWAMI wants me to have three non-water beverages per day. Somehow I can't convince myself that beverages are an important food group. Should I try to change myself?

Thanks for any feedback!

A little side note: As a child, I drank only milk, and I was often sick with bronchitis!


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I follow my Swami pretty closely except for the beverage area. One cup of green tea, and water for the rest of the day is usually what I drink. I consider the recommendations for beverages as guidelines if I prefer something other than water, and usually I don't.

I think just water is fine but green tea is a great anti-oxidant if you can get in the habit. Occasionally I have 2 cups but have to watch caffeine and green tea does have some caffeine. I drink Dr. D'Adamo's Sip Right for Your Type Tea for Type O. It is the best green tea I have tasted.

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Brett, you don't have to drink anything but water if you don't want to.  The recommendation is just a guideline, not a rule, and if you want to drink other things, it says that the Diamonds are especially beneficial for you.  



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Quoted from Brett650
In general I drink only water as has been my habit for many years, but SWAMI wants me to have three non-water beverages per day ....

Hi, I figure you know that you're already doing better by a long-shot by hydrating with pure water, and ignoring the myriad choices of sugary empty liquid calories that take up so much shelf space today.

I tend to ignore my beverage list as I drink water pretty much exclusively. However, after getting SWAMIfied, I have made minimal adjustments to my liquid intake. Mainly, I started drinking three items solely due to their categorization as a superfood on my SWAMI list, i.e., specifically for their noted health benefits. Each morning and midday now, I've made myself get into the habit of drinking a cup of green tea with lemon. Mid-afternoon, I'll have iced yerba maté or yerba maté kefir (which I've found is good for helping refocus me and is likely my equivalent of 5-Hour Energy). Then, with my evening meal I'll have about four ounces of red wine. I've found these few changes to be worthwhile additions to my SWAMI diet. The only other time I pay attention to the beverage list is when I blend a plant protein-based green smoothie. I'll use two to four ounces of a superfood juice to help thin it (this is really more for increased palatability, though). Good ol' plain water still makes up the bulk of my daily hydration, though. I think there's nothing better ...

Well, except for those very special occasions that practically demand a neat shot, or two, of 4 Copas Añejo Limited.



Compliant, me?!? ... I even attended a university whose mascot is one of my ◆ Superfoods!
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. ~ Titus Lucretius Carus
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Drink what you like, so long as it is liquid.

milk made me suffer 32 long years.. you are O nonnie.. right on!!


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Thanks, I won't worry too much about my water habit.  


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