We know how healthy and beneficial water is to our body. It strengthens our metabolism; thus, burning more calories all day. In addition, it helps us stay energized, hydrates our body and can improve the appearance of our skin. Zero on calories, water can help in shedding pounds in a year. However, we lose water every time we urinate, sweat or exhale. Drinking plenty of water replaces the lost fluids in the body. Unable to replenish these fluid losses makes us at risk of different body ailments, dehydration, and imbalance.
Experts suggest that men should get about 125 ounces of water a day and women should get about 90 ounces of water a day. Twenty percent of water comes from food but the rest comes from drinking it.
Sipping on tasteless, plain water every single day can be sometimes, dull.
Don’t fret. Before you switch to sugary beverages that stimulate your taste sense, consider some quick fixes you can do to make water exciting to drink. Not only it adds flavor to bland drink but it also brings extra nutrients that our body needs.
Add green slices of C (cucumber)
- Adding a pile of bright green cucumber to a pitcher of water can result to a refreshing drink. In addition, the scent of cucumber has found to increase vaginal blood flow in women by 13 percent, increasing libido.
Bring a dash of sparkle
- Grabbing a bottle of sparkling water makes you feel bubbly without the calories. If you find it bland, add a twist of lime or splash of sugar-free fruit juice.
- You can also dash lemon, lime or orange rind or try other combination to keep your water look interesting to drink.
Create a fruity drink
- Transform your water by adding antioxidants found in sliced berries or you may try other fruits in season such as cherries, mango, pineapple or orange. Aside from antioxidants, this can be a good source of vitamins, adding flavor to your drink.
Try herbs or flowers
- Pump up your H2O by adding powdered or freshly sliced ginger, bruised mint leaves or lemongrass. You can also try lavender and rose hips. These flowers are rich in vitamin C and help ease arthritis pain.
Be sassy fit with this perfect mix
- People who are diet conscious stay hydrated with this stomach-soothing recipe for sassy water. The combination of fresh ginger, cucumber, lemon and spearmint offers a belly-pleasing and slimming cocktail drink.
Put a TEA to your H2O
- Reap the benefits of drinking tea. Black tea has catechins and flavonoids that can improve cardiovascular health and may help prevent cancer.
- Green tea reduces risk of heart disease, lung cancer and can help the body burn fat more easily. The polyphenols present in the tea works with caffeine to increase calorie burn
- In addition, herbal tea has many properties. Sage tea can aid in excessive sweating while chamomile can help control blood pressure as well as ease digestion and gas. Ginger tea can relieve your stomach and ease arthritis pain
Eat water-rich fruits and veggies
- Get other source of water in fruits. Fruits are 80 to 90 percent water. Moreover, you get several nutritional benefits by just eating fruits. You can get potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C. Veggies offer water, too in the form of onions, lettuce, cucumbers among other water-rich greens.
Broth it up
- The water from vegetable or chicken broth gives warmth to your cold nights. Apart from the warmth that broth gives to our body, it is also a great hydrating meal as you get all the nutrients included in the soup such as vitamins from veggies and protein from chicken.
Take a switch
- By simply changing the way you drink water from glass to bottle or drinking it at different temperature whether icy cold, cold, warm or luke warm, this can transform your water drinking experience.