A healthy and tasty way to stay hydrated is to try infused water. Though very healthy, sometimes your traditional, plain water just gets boring! Infused water includes adding different fruits, vegetables and/or herbs and spices to your water. Not only do you get the benefits of getting hydrated, but you also gain flavor without all the excess sugars and chemicals that are in alternative beverages such as pop, sweetened teas or flavored coffees. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE to learn more!
In our bodies, water helps to digest food, transport nutrients and oxygen to all cells of the body and it helps cushion our joints and organs as well as carry waste products out of our body. Hydration will also assist with heart function and constipation.
Try some of these favorite pairings:
cherries with lime, mint
strawberries with peaches or kiwis
cucumber with lemon and ginger root
lime with orange and rosemary
raspberries with mint and lime.
For even more fun, place cut produce in ice cube trays and fill remaining space with water and freeze.
All you need:
6-8 mint leaves
10 pitted cherries, cut in half
1 Key lime, sliced thinly
1 liter water (still or sparkling)
All you do:
Muddle (smash with spoon or muddler) mint leaves in bottom of glass. Combine mint with pitted cherries, sliced lime, ice and water.
Let steep 30 minutes before serving.