Drink more water   Leave a comment

Our bodies are ~70% water just like the earth. And we all know that drinking water is vital to our health and well being. Not just any fluid can replace water.  But some people find the taste of water very bland and boring, making it almost impossible  to get in 8-10 glasses a day.   How can you add  flavor to water and make it more enjoyable?

 Here’s some helpful suggestions:

  • add fresh lemon or mint (try it hot or cold)
  • try essential oils of lemon, peppermint, orange or grapefruit (1 drop is plenty)
  • herbal teas, hot or cold (Chai and Yogi Women’s Energy Tea are two of my favorites)
  • Sassy Water (cucumber, mint, ginger, lemon, let sit overnight)
  • dilute concentrated unsweetened cranberry juice & add a natural sweetener (stevia, honey, agave, or maple syrup)
  • eat high water content fruits i.e. melons, berries, citrus fruits
  • hot or cold soups (broth based, low sodium)
  • freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juices

 

When to drink water:  before meals, before  exercise,  first thing in the morning  and any time you’re thirsty.  

*Cleansing glass of water –Add fresh lemon to first glass of water for the day, helps to break up mucus from the night before.

*Take a 32 oz container to work and fill again in the afternoon.

Increasing your water intake will provide  so many health benefits. You’ll find you have more energy, sleep better,  boost your immunity and improve the  condition of your skin.  Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.   wrote a very informative book on the disease prevention and health benefits of water, You’re Not Hungry, You’re Thirsty. 

Drink water for improved health!!!

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Posted February 14, 2011 by SunflowerHW in Natural

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