It is a known fact that the body is made up 90% water and is very vital to human life. Water is like a liquid transporter that carries much needed nutrients, proteins, hormones and other chemical signals throughout your body to where they are needed.
But so many of us are dehydrated and don’t even know it and – to make it worse – suffering health conditions because of it.
Water helps to lessen pain, reduce hunger and keep your bowels moving and most importantly helps your body get rid of toxins.
While there are many compelling reasons to drink water, it is a common challenge to drink enough water on a daily basis, whether it is because you are so busy you forget, or you do not like it because it is a “tasteless” drink.
To help you out, here are 7 clever ways to spruce up water.
1. Drink High-Quality Water
There is a possibility that you don’t like the taste of water because you are not drinking high-quality water. Tap water for example has chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride that change the taste of the water and not in a good way. To make things worse, these chemicals can interfere with your health.
Instead, start drinking water from a natural spring or a good filtration system. You may find this makes a huge difference.
2. Add Some Healing Herbs
Did you know that you could add peppermint, cinnamon sticks, ginger, lavender, rosemary, basil and parsley to your water? They also offer anti-inflammatory and and other wonderful health benefits.
3. Add Some Fruit
Adding fresh season fruit is a great way to give your water a facelift. With so many fruits to choose from, you are only limited by your imagination and bonus, you can eat the fruit after you finish the water!
4. Try Adding Food-Grade Essential Oils
Essential oils are a great way to offer flavor to your water when you don’t feel like chopping fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. Give them a try – there are so many to choose from. Oregano, peppermint, grapefruit and lemon are my favorites.
5. Drink Tea
Tea is also hydrating and offers you variety when it comes to hydration. Ask anyone and you will find that tea is versatile.
There are so many options out there from matcha and rooibos, to green, to hibiscus. It can be taken hot (which is great for winter) or cold (great for the summer) and even more of a bonus, chilled tea can be used as smoothie base.
6. Water-Filled Fruits And Vegetables Count
If you are eating plenty fruits and vegetables, then you will have no trouble meeting your daily water quota. You can opt for cucumber and carrots throughout the day as they offer a lot of water, as well as a delicious treat.
You can try lettuce, celery, tomato, sweet potato, spinach, broccoli, melons and berries to add some variety to your day.
7. Use A Wineglass
Presentation is key and by simply pouring your water into a wineglass, instantly your water becomes fancier and elegant. Share a wine-glass of water with a loved one.
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