Getting enough water can be tough, but staying hydrated is essential. The body is made up of over 50% water and needs water to function normally, control blood pressure, and maintain metabolism.
That said, a lot of our members report struggling to achieve the goal of 8 cups a day because, in their eyes, water is boring! A lot of us face the temptation to indulge in soda or juice, opt for coffee, or find refreshment in beer. but these beverages don’t have the same benefits as h20. Sugar, caffeine, and alcohol actually contribute to dehydration!
What comes out of the tap may not be packed with flavor, but infusing your water is an easy and healthy way to spruce it up and satisfy your taste buds without added sugary syrup. Simply cut up some fresh fruit and herbs, add them to your water, and that’s it! As an added benefit, infused water contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has also been shown to increase metabolism, curb appetite, boost immunity, and even help detoxify your liver.
Find Your Flavor
We recently put our heads together to round up some of our favorite infused water recipes to help you meet your water intake needs and a little extra oomph to your water bottle. Here are a few we tried and loved:
01 Lemon Water
Just add lemon slices and go! This lemon water recipe goes well with either warm, room temperature, or cold water. (If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, try changing things up with a hot cup of water with some lemon). Lemon water is also an easy way to get more antioxidants and vitamin C and also cleanses and detoxifies the body.
02 Pear, Cinnamon, and Ginger Water
Simply gather and slice 1 Pear, 2 sliced cinnamon sticks, and ½ teaspoon of grated ginger. Ginger is a great source of antioxidants and also helps with inflammation and digestion! Cinnamon is a great metabolism booster as well. This water concoction could be served warm or cold.
03 Blueberries, Lemon, and Cucumber Water
Gather 2 oranges, a handful of berries, and some cucumber slices and add it to your water. This recipe is great for boosting your metabolism in addition to getting in a handful of minerals!
04 Strawberry Mint Water
To make a pitcher, grab 8 strawberries, 1 cup of fresh mint leaves and 40 ounces of water, combine and enjoy! Mint helps relieve painful gas and indigestion discomfort.
05 Grapefruit Raspberry Water
For a pitcher, add one grapefruit, thinly sliced with the peel on, ½ cup of raspberries, slightly muddled, to a water pitcher. Grapefruit is loaded with nutrients! They’re great for your metabolism and skin, and give you the feeling of fullness so you don’t overeat at mealtime.