3 INFUSED WATERS RECIPES THAT ARE GREAT AT KEEPING YOU HYDRATED

INFUSED WATERS
I have always struggled with consuming the right amount of water daily. However, a few years ago, a friend of mine stopped by my office and offered me a bag full of wonderful organic herbs from her garden, including mint. She bragged about how adding mint to her drinking water increased her water consumption daily …I tried it and I love it! Now I infuse my water with mints, berries, and lemons daily.

There's no question that drinking enough water is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Our bodies are about 60 percent water, and every drop of that fluid works hard to promote proper blood circulation, food digestion and elimination, temperature regulation, and the flow of nutrients.

If you don't drink enough water, dehydration kicks in and you start feeling tired, achy, crampy, and constipated. Your skin starts to show it, and it only gets worse from there.

So do what you need to do to drink enough water, and if drinking fruit-flavored infused water is going to help you get there, then that's what you should do.
  • It tastes great so you drink more of it, and that boosts your hydration.
  • Your properly hydrated body can more efficiently rid itself of waste through organs including your kidneys, liver, and skin. It's the natural "detox" our bodies do 24/7.
  • If you're drinking delicious infused water, then you're not drinking sugary soda, and that's a healthy plus right there.
  • Drinking more water helps you feel fuller and addresses the false hunger that dehydration can cause. Just that one healthier habit can lead to healthier body mass.
It all adds up to this simple truth: The real health benefit of drinking infused water is that you're drinking more water. And that's a huge win for you.
So for today’s post, I'm taking it back to basics with nature’s finest; H₂O and nature's fruits and herb... It’s so refreshing, hydrating and tastes so much better than basic water.

These three infused glasses of water give you a natural energy boost, hydrate your body throughout the day and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from the fruit. Not to mention they’re so pretty!!… So who wouldn’t want to drink water if it came looking like that!

1. Citrus Burst: Ingredients


↬¹/₂ Orange Sliced
↬¹/₂ Lemon Sliced
↬¹/₂ Lime Sliced
↬¹/₂ Cucumber Sliced
↬1 Litre water

2. Strawberry Melon Fiesta: Ingredients


↪¹/₂ Cup Strawberries
↪¹/₂ Cup Watermelon Chunks
↪Fresh Mint
↪1 Litre water

3. Lemon & Mint Cooler: Ingredients


↭¹/₂ Lemon Sliced
↭6 - 8 Slices Cucumber
↭Handful Fresh Mint
↭1 Litre water

Method:


Simply start by thoroughly washing your fruit then slice them into wedged or disks. Pop them in a bottle or jug and top it up with drinking water and fresh mint.

Store it in the fridge for at least 3 hrs or overnight to infuse then enjoy a refreshing drink the next day. Plus you can eat the fruit once you’re done drinking the water just like a snack on the go!

Drinking water made fun!

Tip: You can refill the same bottle twice but be sure to change the fruit after 48hrs especially the citrus or it will get bitter. Lastly, drink more water it’s good for you:)

How Much Water Should You Drink?


That depends on a number of factors, including your activity level, where you live, and your overall health. According to the Mayo Clinic, if your urine is clear or light yellow, you're probably doing fine. Believe it or not, it is possible to drink too much water. When you take in so much that your kidneys can't process the excess, you put yourself at risk for a dangerous condition called hyponatremia.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the authors, but it should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.
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