The human body is more than 50% water, and our body uses water for many different functions. When you are half sad or lacking energy mid-afternoon or in the morning, DRINK WATER and you’ll notice the difference. Before you know it, you will start to wake up and feel more energetic.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY HYDRATED?
Well, drinking water, if it’s freshwater. To this day, after years and years of being against drinking any soda, I still feel traumatized when someone tells me they’re thirsty and then they drink a soda full of sugar, chemicals, sugar, chemicals, and other junk. Water is simply the best for us and for our bodies.
Water fills you with energy, it cleanses you, and it helps keep your weight stable, your skin clean, and your digestion in order so you can stay regular and go to the bathroom without problems.
WHEN SHOULD YOU DRINK WATER?
The best thing you can do when you wake up is drink WATER. Believe it or not, our body becomes dehydrated while we sleep, because it is working so hard for us during those hours. So it’s always a good idea to drink water before anything else in the morning. You can drink water with lemon or lime, plain water, or water with lemon and cayenne. You’ll see how great you feel starting the day that way.
There are people who say that it’s best to drink water before and after meals, but not during. This is the theory that I like and that we follow at home – I think it’s best to drink water around 15–20 minutes after eating. And after that, I drink water all afternoon and stop before going to sleep. And, yes, I try to drink more than a gallon of water each day. You should check with your doctor about how much water is safe for you to drink.
HOW CAN I MAKE FLAVORFUL, HEALTHY WATER?
With fruit, with fresh herbs like mint, basil, dill, lavender, etc. Try adding fruit, berries, citrus fruit, cucumber, etc.
There aren’t specific rules or quantities for making an infusion. Just add what you have in the fridge, in a combination that appeals to you, and each item you add will give you different vitamins and antioxidants.
These are some of the combinations that we’ve tried:
- blueberries + raspberries + mint
- lemon slices + orange slices + lime slices
- cucumber + lime + ginger + mint
- orange + lemon or lime + berries
💡TIP: If you don’t drink your whole infusion at once, then cover it well before storing in the fridge. I hope you enjoy this idea and these combinations. If so, please share!
My kids loved these combinations of flavorful waters. They haven’t just tried it with cucumber, but also with ginger, mint, lemon, and lime. Since they loved these combinations and these infusions actually helped them drink fresh water, I’m sure you’re going to love them, too! And most of all – and I’m hoping this is the case – if you don’t usually drink water because you don’t like it, then I hope you start now with the idea of these infusions!