Cucumber and lemon-infused water

If there is anything you can do to keep your body healthy and your skin glowing, it is to drink enough water each day. While it may seem like a small task, remembering to drink your daily H2O can sometimes be overlooked in the hectic day-to-day. With that in mind, we suggest setting a daily reminder or simply having a beautiful water bottle on hand to remind you to sip away! If forgetting is not the problem, but more a matter of taste try infusing your water to make it easier to sip all day and increase your benefits.

 

SIP YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER YOU

Not only do you need water to survive; you also need it to stay mentally alert, improve your body’s natural detoxification process, keep your energy levels up and stay mentally alert. Simply drinking the adequate amount of water each day will also help speed up your metabolism, prevent cramping and increase mental acuity. Every cell in your body needs water to properly function. Keep that in mind next time you decide to skip it. 


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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK?

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, women should drink about 3.7 liters per day (15.5. cups) while men should drink about 2.7 liters (11.5 cups) per day, so drink up!

WHY SHOULD I INFUSE MY WATER?

Aside from doing the obvious – improving its taste, it also increases your daily vitamin intake, amplifies the benefits of the water you are sipping and helps you drink more – since it’s tastier. Each ingredient has its benefits, so why not try a few easy-to-make recipes. Each amount is up to you depending on the taste you prefer.

 

EASY RECIPES TO UPGRADE YOUR DAILY H2O

Ginger + Cucumber + Lemon: This is great for curbing those sweet cravings and assisting you with weight loss. It also provides a boost of antioxidants, prevents inflammation and increases collagen production. Simply slice up these ingredients and let them sit in your water overnight before sipping away the next day.

Cucumber + Mint: Light and refreshing, this mix helps your body’s natural detoxification process while packing your water with antioxidants and electrolytes. This is a perfect, pre- and post-workout drink.

Watermelon + Blueberry + Mint: If you prefer fruits, try sipping on this infusion which is also great for muscle recovery, improving your immune system and, of course, boosting your body’s natural detoxification process. With each sip, you get more hydration and vitamins than a simple glass of water.

Basil & Strawberry: Balanced and refreshing, this infusion is great for elevating your energy levels, strengthening your immune system and helping your body properly absorb essential minerals such as iron and calcium.  

There are endless possibilities when it comes to upgrading your water and that is the beauty of these personalized concoctions. Best of all? You are sipping your way to a healthier mind and body – giving yourself a bit self-care in its simplest form.

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