Bored with Water?
Boost Your Daily Intake with Fruit-Infused H2O!
“Drink more water” – It’s a statement you probably hear constantly from doctors, health coaches, sports team coaches, advertisements, and on Facebook! But how much water are you really supposed to drink and how can you make doing so a bit easier?
Frankly, water isn’t everyone’s first choice in beverages, but it should be. Water accounts for nearly 60% of your body composition and is essential for growth and regeneration of every cell in your body. Without adequate hydration, your body won’t work properly. Here are some of the benefits of staying hydrated:
Using certain fruits, herbs, and flowers takes the benefits of hydration to a whole new level. Infused water benefits include:
It’s no secret that it’s difficult for many people to drink the necessary amount of water because it can be pretty boring at times. It isn’t as sexy as drinking a glass of wine and it doesn’t have the flavor a soda or sugary drink offers. And yes, while fizzy drinks are fun, it is so important that we limit the amount of sugars and artificial ingredients we put into our bodies. Thankfully, there are easy ways to make your water more interesting, flavorful and packed full of health benefits. Still not a believer? Read on!
My delicious way to spice up water intake is with fruit-infused water!
Fruit-infused water is a great alternative to its soda counterparts while still being FUN. The main difference is, fruit-infused water is going to leave you feeling fresh and most importantly—HYDRATED! Almost every massage studio or spa serves fruit, herb, and flower-infused water. But lets go beyond the standard "spa-water" filled with lemons and cucumbers.
Can’t wait to get started? Try this delicious and refreshing recipe! It’s one of my favorites!
Detox Watermelon Recipe
32 ounces of water
4 cubes fresh watermelon
6 leaves cilantro (cilantro helps with detoxification)
In a 1-liter pitcher, place the fruit and cilantro at the bottom and add water until full. Cover the top of the pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the fruit seep into the water. The mixture should keep for two days.
The following are some other combination recommendations:
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Danielle Anderson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, who's passion is brain and body wellness. Certified in Mindfulness and Integrative Mental Health. NAMI teacher, QPR Instructor, mom of 2, Zumba instructor, lover of cats, the ocean and books!
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