Infused Water to Increase H2O Intake

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Staying hydrated has never been more fun or flavorful!  Here is the first of three recipes to "wet your whistle" this summer.  It all starts with a pitcher of water adding fruit, vegetables and herbs that hopefully are plucked from your summer herb garden.

Watermelon-Mint Water

Ingredients:

  • Three Sprigs of Mints
  • Slices of Lime
  • Seedless watermelon chunks
  • Water

Directions:

  • Muddle (mash up) the mint sprigs and lime slices in the bottom of the pitcher.
  • Place chunks of watermelon in Cuisinart or Mini-Chopper to make a smooth puree.
  • Add puree to the pitcher.
  • Fill with water refrigerate.

Watermelon is loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin Ad, plus it is a great source of lycopene, a powerful anti-oxidant.  Plus, watermelon is a source of manganese and magnesium, two minerals that both lessen PMS symptoms!

Enjoy, and if it is cocktail time, a splash of rum makes a lovely evening cocktail.

Springtime Tips to Drink More Water

Spring is here!

With the temperatures rising make sure you’re getting your daily doses of water. Here are some tips to help you drink more water!

MORNING CUP: Drink a glass as soon as you wake up.

DRINK BEFORE EACH MEAL: Drink a glass 30 minutes before every meal. Not only will you stay hydrated but you’ll eat less too!

CUT CAFFEINE: Caffeine can affect the body’s water balance. By cutting caffeinated beverages you will help your body stay hydrated.

EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Remember that fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water! Consuming your daily dose will help and improve the body’s water balance.

FLAVOR IT: Add a lemon wedge or a slice of cucumber to enhance the water’s flavor.

BOTTLE IT: Carry around bottled water. By having water near and around you, you’d unconsciously drink more water. You’ll save time, money and the environment in using a re-useable water bottle. Finding a fun bottle can also encourage you to drink more water!

THIS WEEK’S TIP

Keep track of how many glasses of water you have per day. Try to increase your water intake each day!