We all know how important hydration is yet it is claimed hardly any of us actually drink the daily recommended amount of water.
I personally struggle with drinking water in the amounts I should. I am much more eager to reach for a cup of tea or coffee.
In June I started my journey into the new me. I want to have a healthier, more balanced lifestyle and also stay on top of my hydration. I can’t say that I like pure water. I find it… well boring… there is no other way to say it. But as drinking water is a necessity to staying well hydrated and indeed alive, as well as an essential element in keeping a balanced diet I had to find ways to make it work for me.
So, what can you do to drink more water?
This is one way to make your water more attractive. Infusing water is easy but for maximum effect it takes some planning. You can infuse it with fruit or veggies or even herbs… whatever you fancy on the day. Lately my favourite infused water is made from lemon and ginger (half of the lemon thinly sliced, 3 slices of fresh ginger and 2 litres of water). I tend to set it up in the evening and then leave it in the fridge to infuse overnight. In the morning I remove all the “floating” bits and have 2 litres of delicious water to keep me going through the day.
Flavoured ice cubes
Yet another way to make water more appealing than just plain water. Yes, again, pretty easy and even less time consuming – you make your ice cubes once a week and they keep you going. To maximise the effect of your pure water do not freeze anything artificial to make your ice cubes. I found that small pieces of sharp tasting fruit like lemon, lime or grapefruit or even an orange work the best. Or if you fancy a bigger flavour boost, freeze pure fruit puree – simple pour it into an ice cube mould and use as needed.
Natural water enhancer
Third and last way to make your water more than it actually is. Natural water enhancers are the easiest way to “flavour” your water. There is no need for any preparation – you just add a drop to your glass and job jobbed. Just please have in mind that I am not talking here about so called “coloured waters” you buy from supermarket – these are artificial and full of sugar or other types of weird sweeteners… I am talking about Stur – which is natural, has 0 calories and 0 sugar. Stur is a natural flavour water booster and you don’t have to keep it in the fridge which means that you can take it with you wherever you go.
That’s it, this is my list so far.
Do you have any trick and tips up your sleeves which can help to drink more water?
If so, please do share.