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Water and ice: The secret to keeping your water and ice fresh and on hand


Water and ice: The secret to keeping your water and ice fresh and on hand

Water and ice
Water and ice

Water and ice are two of the most important things that we need in order to survive, yet we tend to take them for granted until they’re gone. Did you know that it only takes about five minutes before you realize that you have no water? Of course, you can always go out and get more water, but what about keeping the water you already have fresh and on hand? Read on to learn more about this essential pair of elements and how you can keep your water and ice fresh with some easy-to-follow advice!

10 Tips to Keep Your Ice From Melting

  1. Keep a bag of ice in the freezer at all times. 
  2. Whenever you use ice, replenish it immediately. 
  3. Never leave the ice out of the freezer for more than 30 minutes. 
  4. Store ice in an airtight container. 
  5. Check the seal on your freezer door regularly to make sure it's tight. 
  6. Allow the icemaker to complete its cycle before opening the door to get ice. 
  7. Freeze plastic bottles full of tap water and keep them in the freezer until they're needed - then defrost them by placing them in a bowl of cold water or using them in one recipe after another as they melt! 
  8. Be sure to cover up your containers with aluminum foil if you want them to stay frozen longer. 
  9. Always drink plenty of fluids every day- it will help flush out toxins and will prevent constipation which can lead to bloating, heartburn, gas, indigestion, and many other stomach issues! 
  10. Drink lots of fluids throughout the day but remember that even though soda is liquid, too much caffeine can dehydrate you so be careful not to overdo it on caffeinated beverages! Remember to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables, this will also promote regularity which means less belly bloat. Have your doctor check for food allergies or sensitivities as well. 

These are just some ways to avoid unnecessary belly bloat without giving up the ice!

10 Ways to Keep Your Fruit Fresh Longer

  1. Rinse your fruit thoroughly in cold water as soon as you get home from the store. 
  2. Place a paper towel or coffee filter in the bottom of your fruit bowl to absorb moisture and prevent rot. 
  3. Store berries in a single layer on a plate in the fridge so they don't squish each other and go bad quickly. 
  4. Don't wash apples until you're ready to eat them; otherwise, they'll start to brown. 
  5. If you want your bananas to stay nice and green for longer, peel them under running water so that the peel doesn't come off with their skin. 
  6. To keep citrus fruits at their freshest for longer, put them in the fridge instead of leaving them out on the counter. 
  7. Keep grapes from going bad by storing them with apple slices - this will keep the grapes dry because they won't have time to produce any excess moisture themselves while they are stored with something else that is dry! 
  8. Rinse and store strawberries upright in a jar to keep them perky. 
  9. Put individual pieces of peeled ginger root into a jar filled with sugar, seal it tightly, shake it well and then refrigerate it overnight before using it in your cooking. 
  10. Wrap celery stalks individually in plastic wrap before putting them into the fridge so they last longer than when they're just sitting loose on top of everything else! Putting aluminum foil over the tops of cans of juice will keep them from spilling all over your refrigerator shelves. 

If you love having an icy-cold drink after dinner but don't want to wait for hours, try filling up a big jug with room temperature water (or even hot) and adding some ice cubes to it right before bedtime. That way, there's already some pre-made iced water waiting for you in the morning!

10 Tips To Keep Your Cold Drinks Cold

  1. Get a good quality thermos or insulated water bottle. 
  2. Pre-chill your drink before you leave the house. 
  3. Fill your thermos or bottle all the way to the top. 
  4. If it's hot outside, keep your drink in a cooler or fridge until you're ready to leave. 
  5. Don't forget to put ice in your drink! 
  6. Use coolers with ice packs if possible, but remember to replace them often because they can go bad quickly. 
  7. Keep a spare ice pack on hand in case the other one goes bad while you're out and about. 
  8. Put some frozen fruit into your water for an extra refreshing cold drink option! 
  9. Try adding lemonade mix or Crystal Light powder packets to your water as well! 
  10. Last but not least, stay hydrated and happy this summer by making sure that you have plenty of ice and cold drinks around when the temperature starts to rise! Happy Summer everyone!


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