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How many calories does water have?

How many calories does water have

You have done exercise and sweat, tired and happy about burning calories, you want to quench your thirst with a bottle of water. But you want to limit any calories, does that bottle of water holds any calories? Well, the answer is no but there are a few other points you should know that you would better go through the article to find out all of them.

How many calories do water types have?

In case you have gone on a diet and are determined to count every calorie you take, you might want to know the calories of the drinks you have every day.

 

Plain water

There are no calories with plain water, which makes it ideal for weight loss. The source of calory is protein, fat, carbs, etc., but there is no amount of them with plain water. Health experts do not consider water as a nutrient, but we need water to survive. One can not stay alive without water for a few days. The exact number of days is different for each person and is up to:

  • Age
  • Phsyycoa activity
  • General health
  • Height and weight
  • Gender
  • Job
  • Environment
  • Temperature

 

Plain water is free of sources that contain calories. However, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), water holds amounts of:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Copper

 

Although water is calorie-free, the human body receives the minerals it holds. According to a study by Arik Azoulay and his/her team, which is one of the high cited articles, adults receive the minerals of water. The study indicates that humans get “8–16% of their Daily Value (DV) of calcium” by drinking water and “6–31% of their DV for magnesium”.

The Daily Value is a reference system that is expressed in the forms such as:

  • grams,
  • milligrams,
  • micrograms

 

It is the number of nutrients humans need to consume every day or do not exceed.

According to CDC, fluoride is added to water in the US to reduce the percentage of tooth decay.

 

Tap water

Nutritionix is “the world’s largest and most accurate nutrition directory.” It indicates that ap water is free of calories. The amount of minerals such as magnesium, sodium, and zinc is different in each state and city.

Tap water is safe to drink in the US, but the levels of the mineral are different in each state. For example, tap water in Las Vegas is safe to drink, but the taste is not very good that most people rely on bottled water. Lake Mead is the main source of tap water in Las Vegas, but the water is “very hard,” according to Tap Safe, which is a reliable source and provides up-to-date information.

A 2020 report by the Las Vegas valley water district (LVVWD) on water samples indicated that the amount level of the following pens is at an acceptable level within the Las Vegas tap water:

  • radioactive
  • chemical
  • mineral
  • biological contaminants

 

Although hard water poses no threat or risk to people, the following groups of people would better be careful and cautious about their health:

  • Organ donors/recipients
  • People with the weak immune system
  • The elderly
  • Infants, those with HIV/AIDS
  • People undergoing cancer/chemotherapy treatments

 

Carbonated waters

There are different types or subcategories with carbonated water:

  • Club soda
  • Seltzer
  • Sparkling
  • Tonic water

 

The above subcategories are calorie-free except the tonic water. According to Healthline, tonic water holds:

  • 120 calories
  • 31 grams of sugar
  • 31 grams of carbs

 

The calories come from the added sugar, and it is the only type of sub-category of carbonated water that holds calories. According to USDA, the exact number of calories for each Carbonated water is different and is up to the brand.

You should know that there are some diet versions of tonic water. They hold no calories at all, and you can use them comfortably.

 

Fruit-flavored waters

Slice fruits, vegetables, or herbs and add them to the water, and you have flavored water, you can also buy prepared ones from the nearest store.

There are different options for flavoring water, but the common options you can see among your colleagues or friends are as follows:

  • cucumber
  • orange
  • grapefruit
  • rosemary
  • raspberry
  • lime
  • strawberry
  • lemon
  • basil
  • watermelon
  • mint
  • blueberry
  • mango

 

Flavored water contains calories, but as fruits are low in calories, you can expect to receive fewer calories. Oen of the reasons people turn to flavored water is to encourage themselves to drink more water and avoid sugary, unhealthy drinks.

If you are wondering whether you can eat the fruit or vegetable pieces or not, the answer is yes. You can eat them, and there is no harm in it. You can expect less flavor and more water.

You can keep the flavored water for two to four days after you make them. You also have the option to let it infuse overnight by putting it in the fridge.

You would better know the calories of the common fruits and vegetables to know how many calories you receive:

Mango 60
Cucumber 10, or 20
Orange 47
Grapefruit 42
Rosemary 3.9
Raspberry 53
Lime 30
Strawberry 33
Lemon 29
Basil 22
Watermelon 30
Mint 432
blueberry 30

 

What about the purchased fruit-flavored drinks?

The fruit-flavored drinks you get from the sores contain sugar and additives to increase the expiry date so they can be stored for longer. So the number of their calories go up. You would better be careful land read the nutrition label if you watch over the taken calories.

 

Protein waters

One of the newest ways to add protein to your diet is protein water which adds protein powders mixed with water to your diet. It is possible to buy these powders and make them on your own. They contain whey protein isolate, which is an ingredient holding a large amount of pure protein.

According to Ismael Campos-Nonato and his team research, protein is essential for:

  • weight management
  • immune health
  • healthy aging

 

Protein water holds calories; 70–90 calories and 15–20 grams of protein. They are a great source to compensate for the shortage of protein and a better alternative to traditional protein shakes, according to Healthline.

 

Alkaline spring mountain and purified water

The three common types of alkaline, purified, and spring mountain water are all free of calories and each have their own benefits and features.

 

Alkaline water benefits

  • Better hydration than tap water
  • Boosting metabolism
  • Providing more energy
  • Helping digestion
  • Delaying the aging process
  • Fight bone loss
  • Losing weight

 

Springwater benefits

  • Increase bone strength
  • Enhancing the immune system.
  • keep heart healthy
  • better function of the nerve system
  • Without any impurity
  • Having natural alkaline
  • Holding necessary minerals

 

Purified water benefits

  • Keeping the joints safe
  • Providing more oxygen to the body.
  • Promoting skin’s beauty and health.
  • The balanced function of the digestive system
  • Keeping a balanced blood pressure.
  • Preventing damage to the kidney.
  • Increasing performance during exercise.
  • Losing weight.

 

How many calories do other drinks have?

Yes, the coffee or tea you have during the day have calories and if you count the in taken caloreis, you would better know how many do they have.

 

Coffee

Coffee is one of the popular drinks with low amounts of calories. The exact amount of calories is up to the type of coffee. According to USDA, the following is the calories of coffee by types:

Black coffee 2
Espresso 20
Nonfat latte 72
Flavored latte 134
Nonfat cappuccino 46
Nonfat macchiato 52
Nonfat mocha 129

 

Tea

Plain tea has zero calories and provides many benefits if you drink it daily and normally. However, if you add sugar, sugar cube, or honey, the calories will go up.

According to USDA, the other types of tea have 2–3 calories per 8-ounce (240-ml) if you make them with just hot water and nothing else:

  • green
  • black
  • oolong
  • white teas

 

Sugar and honey are the companions of different types of tea. In case you add four grams or one teaspoon of sugar to your tea, you have added 16 calories to it. Adding 21 grams or one tablespoon of honey to the above eta types adds 64 calories to the drink.

 

Juice

Fruit juice contains a higher level of calories compared with the other drinks mentioned on this page. Also, there is a difference if you buy the prepared fruit juice from stores that hold sugar and additives. The juice that you prepare at your home holds fewer calories. A list of calories is as follows. One cup or 240 ml of juice holds:

Apple 110
Banana 120
Blackberry 115
Carrot 96
Coconut Water 46
Cherry 108
Grape Juice 144
Lemon 50
Lime 50
Orange 110
Peach 130
Pear 144
Pineapple 127
Tomato 41
White Grape Juice 180

 

The following list is the healthies fruit juice you can have in your diet:

  • Cranberry
  • Tomato
  • Beet
  • Apple
  • Prune
  • Pomegranate
  • Acai berry
  • Orange
  • Grapefruit

 

Let’s sum up…

This article provided a list of drinks’ calories and the ones that are zero calories. Plain water, purified, alkaline, and spring mountain water are all free of calories and a great option if you want to suppress your appetite or decrease the taken calorie.

Tahoe Springs Water has provided the best alkaline, spring mountain, and purified drinking water in Las Vegas since 1994.

Give us a call at +702-433-4545 or complete the form on the website and order your zero-calorie water now.

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