We don’t need to tell you the importance of drinking water. Sometimes, though, getting those eight glasses a day in is easier said then done. Here’s some ways to jazz up your water to help make staying hydrated a little more fun.
Have a Cuppa
Tea is a great way to get a little extra H2O, especially for those living in cold climates. In addition to getting a little extra hydration, a cup of tea is bursting with disease-fighting antioxidants, so your warm-up packs a double punch. Ice tea is also a delicious way to get some extra water in. Fruit flavored tea bags transform water into addictively good pitchers of ice tea with a touch of natural sweetness, and are a great alternative for those avoiding caffeine and soft drinks.
Choose to Infuse
Time to let your creativity shine- with infused water, the options are endless. Throw fruit, vegetables, or herbs into a pitcher of water, put it in the refrigerator to marinate and voila! You have a delicious, flavorful, hydrating infusion. Try classics such a cucumber, lemon, or lime, or branch out with whatever fun new flavors make your mouth water. Balls of melon and succulent berries all make yummy, juicy infusions, while fresh flavors like rosemary, mint, basil, and ginger add a crisp, lively new dimension. Get creative and experiment with combinations – rosemary and lemon, mint and melon, cucumber and basil… make water your canvas for endless delicious possibilities.
Pour a Little Bubbly
Carbonated water is still water, and there’s something about it that is sometimes even more refreshing. It’s amazing how far a few bubbles can go to make your beverage more interesting. Carbonated water is an especially good alternative for those trying to cut back on soda – try it with a small splash of juice for a little flavor and sweetness, or just spice it up with a squeeze of citrus. Or try any of the infusions you’ve come up with for a healthy, custom-flavored soda alternative – try lime and mint for a refreshing non-alcoholic mojito.
Make it Your Newest Accessory
You’re a lot less likely to get those eight glasses in if you’ve got to go out of your way to find them. Get a fun metal or glass water bottle, and use it! Make it a habit to keep water handy and you’re likely to drink it a lot more. Before you know it you’ll be sipping away without a second thought – and ready for a refill faster than you think! Plus, carrying your own water means you can carry any of your custom hydration choices along – so much better that sipping from a water cooler or grabbing a sugary vending machine soda. Extra bonus – reusable water bottles are environmentally friendly, so you’ll be hydrated AND saving the earth, super lady. Hey, every little bit counts.