As well as the giveaway, Alflorex have kindly sent me my very own Bobble bottle to review. I guzzle water as I don’t drink minerals and almost always have a glass of water within reach. The bobble bottle has a granular activated carbon filter which removes chlorine from the water to leave a better taste. My husband makes sour dough bread and has been buying bottled water to feed the starter and if he adds tap water, the starter will die in a few days. So as well as using it to feed the bread starter, he has actually stolen my bobble bottle and takes it to work with him every day. I’m now considering purchasing a bobble jug to keep in the fridge. If I have a supply of cold, fresh water, minus the taste of chlorine, I know I’m bound to drink more water.
‘An important and often overlooked way to help IBS symptoms and other digestive problems is ensuring proper hydration… Bobble is a fun, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink. When water passes through the ingenious carbon filter, chlorine is removed from ordinary tap water, making water taste crisp and clean.
Our bodies function far more efficiently when properly hydrated. Muscles, skin, immune system and brain all benefit from proper hydration and so too does our digestive system. Increasing water intake can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of IBS. Water helps supply important nutrients and also helps eliminate waste from the body too. Drinking six to eight glasses of water each day is important particularly during summer months.’
Another massive benefit of the bobble bottle, is that a granular carbon filter is supposed to remove DEHP, a type of phthalate used in water pipes. I thought that wouldn’t really be of benefit if the bottle itself contained phthalates, but after a little reading of the Alforex website, I happily discovered the bobble bottle, mouthpiece and filter are made from FDA approved polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is free from phthalates, bispehol A and PVC. For me this is a real benefit and the main reason I would choose to use a bobble bottle rather than purchasing a bottle of mineral water when I’m out. Phthalates are on my radar at the moment as I’m reading Swallow this by Joanna Blyhtman, which deals with what potentially harmful chemicals make their way into our food via the ingredients as well as processing and packaging. While it’s impossible to avoid phthalates completely, efforts can be made to avoid them which I would like to do as young children are particularly susceptible to its ill-affects.
Alflorex have offered my readers a Bobble bottle and a 6 month supply of Precisionbiotics® which contain Bifidobacterium Infantis 35624 to support and supplement your digestive health.
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