Be Frugal & Drink Water Instead Amanda Peterson May 12, 2023 • 1 Minute Read Money Saving Tips The average U.S. household spends an estimated $850 annually on soft drinks, for a total of $65 billion on soft drinks alone. Imagine the cost savings you would save by choosing to drink water instead! This week we talk about drinking water instead. Cost Savings For Example, if you go out to a restaurant and opt to drink a soda, that's usually around $1.50/fountain drink or even $2.00/can for your favorite beverage. Choosing water instead, you've just knocked that price off your ticket. And, if you have a large family, you've just saved on average $8.00 - $10.00 worth of drinks alone from your tab. If you choose alcoholic beverages, you may as well triple that cost. A 12pk of pop (or "soda" anywhere outside of the Midwest) typically runs $7.50 - $10. Let's do the math. If you're an avid Diet Coke drinker, and drink a 12pk each week. That adds up to $360 per year on the low end. Wow. Now, imagine if you don't buy the 12 pack from the grocery store and purchase that beverage from the nearest vending machine. The markup on a single can of soda is much higher. That's right. The average cost of a can of Diet Coke or other favorite beverages is around $1.50 from the vending machine. They just made approximately 88 cents on each can they sold. Health Benefits Not only is it WAY cheaper on the pocketbook, it also is great for your health! Water has no calories, so it can also help with managing body weight and reducing calorie intake when substituted for drinks with calories, such as sweet tea or regular soda. Water helps your body: Keep a normal temperature. Lubricate and cushion joints. Here are 10 ways water is better thank soda in terms of health benefits: It Boosts Your Metabolism You'll Have a Healthier Skin Complexion You Lose Weight At A Faster Rate Water Promotes Hair Growth Stimulates The Digestive System Your Focus & Concentration Get Sharper Your Muscles Endurance & Flexibility Improve Water Improves Blood Circulation It Uplifts Your Mood It Flushes Toxins From Your Body As you can see, water is not only cheaper than soda, it does a body good! And as always, for more tips on saving money and remaining frugal, follow us here at CreditSoup.com Follow Us Here! #Budgeting#FrugalFriday#MoneySaver#MoneySaving Editorial Disclaimer: Information in these articles is brought to you by CreditSoup. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted; however, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Please check the issuer’s website for the most current information.