Last week, I attended a fantastic launch party in Hermosa Beach alongside Maria Menounos, E! Entertainment TV host, for the first taste of an innovative new beverage – PACt™ cranberry extract water from Ocean Spray. We all know by now the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated. But let’s face it, sometimes we want a little more flavor… As someone who’s given up her daily diet soda, I can tell you, what to reach for instead of water has been a challenge. There’s only so much lemon, ginger, and cucumber you can add to water, ya know?
PACt™ harnesses the health benefits of the cranberry with the hydration benefits of purified water. The “PAC” in PACt™ stands for Proanthocyanidins (which by the way, Maria Menounos could literally say 10 times fast), PACs are powerful elements found deep inside cranberries, to help cleanse and purify your body better than water alone. When you have a UTI, what do they recommend drinking? Cranberry juice. It’s because of the PACs! It helps to flush those toxins out that cause an infection out.
The fact that PACt™ is sweetened naturally with only 10 calories per 16-ounce bottle makes it incredible appealing to me. PACt™ contains just seven ingredients including purified water, 80 milligrams of unique cranberry PACs, natural sweeteners like agave nectar, stevia, monkfruit extract, natural fruit flavors, and sea salt — so you’re not getting all those bad chemicals you would with a diet soda or the crazy amount of sugar in other flavored waters…. which sadly, my 7 year old has grown to know and love. After a baseball game, it’s hard to say “no” to a sports drink when A) all his other teammates are drinking them and B) it’s 900 degrees in October. PACt™ is a great alternative and with four delicious flavors, he (and me!) don’t feel like we’re missing out on all the fun. The flavors are: *Cranberry Mango Passionfruit, *Cranberry Pomegranate, *Cranberry Raspberry, *Cranberry Blood Orange. My son loves it for breakfast too- great alternative to a big glass of juice and a “booooooring glass of water.”
At the launch party, I had a chance to talk to the gorgeous Maria, who lost 40 pounds over a decade ago and has kept it off. She shares these great tips in her book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness. Since she’s busy, Maria told me her fitness routine isn’t the same every day, nor can she eat the same foods every day. Like most busy people, Maria says you just have to keep moving (and she tries to get in 10,000 steps at least every day thanks to FitBit). She also said that she drinks PACt when she wants a little something sweet but also has to meet her water intake. It’s the best of both worlds!
Look out for PACt™ cranberry extract water in the water aisle at Target and all major retailers throughout California and Nevada. You can also visit PACt.OceanSpray.com to learn more about PACt™ cranberry extract water and find it at a location near you, or order online.
My blog post was written as part of my collaboration with Ocean Spray #EvenBetter campaign. I have been compensated for my partnership, but these views are my own.