3 Fancy Summer Waters to Infuse Your Body With Nutrients
Updated: Jul 3, 2018
Summer is here and outdoor activities are calling your name! Walks in the park, beachside volleyball, farmers markets, maybe a little stroll on your beach cruiser- whatever your summer activities consist of, the most important thing to remember is to stay hydrated!! Oftentimes when we are having fun and focused on our activities for the day, we forget to drink water!
Did you know that the average adult needs to consume 2 liters of water per day? That’s 67 ounces of water! Without proper hydration, you risk your body kicking into overdrive which can lead to dizziness, kidney infections, headaches, blackouts, and detoxification issues. Here are the 3 reasons why you need to stay hydrated!
1. Without water, your body will die! That’s right! Your body depends on water. Your liver, kidneys, cells and tissues need proper hydration or you risk the loss of function to your vital organs. This reason alone is enough to make sure you get in your 67 ounces of water per day!
2. Staying hydrated helps to beat cravings! Binge eating, especially unhealthy foods, can be a direct cause of dehydration. Drink a glass of water when feeling hungry and before every meal. This will ensure you get your recommended daily intake of water, and you’re on top of your health and diet goals!
3. Your weight-loss journey might be at a stand-still if you aren’t drinking enough water! In order to burn calories and see your weight disappear, you need to stay hydrated! A body starving for water will cause fat retention, and difficulties losing the weight!
There are so many more reasons to stay hydrated! Stay committed to your body and your health goals and you’ll have no problem hydrating!
Feeling a little bored with your water? The taste can be quite bland, unappealing, and so difficult to consume when you’re aching for a mojito at the beachside bar! Well, I’ll let you in on one of our best-kept secrets: Non-alcoholic fancy summer water! Who said water has to be boring? Water doesn’t have to be boring! Infuse your water with fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, cucumber, and lemon!
Check out these 3 recipes below!
Strawberry Mojito LimeAde- Chop 3-5 strawberries, and add to 20 ounces of water. Squeeze the juice of one-half of a lime into the water and add 6 mint leaves! Refrigerate for a few hours and voila! You have yourself one delicious, alcohol-free mojito that all of your friends will be dying to try! The plus side? Your alcohol-free drink is incredibly delicious, and you can continue to live a healthy lifestyle by sticking to your clean-eating diet goals!
Kiwi Surprise- Who would’ve thought that kiwi can be infused in water to create a delicious summer beverage! For this fruity water, skin and dice 3 kiwis and add it to 20 ounces of water. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours and enjoy wherever you go!
Citrus Sunrise- This drink is nothing short of refreshing and is perfect for an early morning walk on the beach or evening sunset! It reminds me of a beautiful sunrise, full of bright oranges and yellows! Slice 2 oranges and 3 lemons and add to a 32-ounce pitcher of water. Then, thinly slice 3 strawberries and add to the infused water before refrigerating! This combination is one of my favorites, and I’m sure you will enjoy it too!
Not only are these recipes a great treat for our taste buds, but they also aid in the detoxification of our bodies, and cleansing of the liver! For example, kiwis aid in digestion, oranges help with circulation, and lemons are great for detoxing and digestion!
Water doesn’t have to be boring! Why sacrifice flavor when you can infuse your water with healthy alternatives to artificial sugars and alcohol!! Just remember, these infused waters are best when enjoyed cold! If you’d prefer to drink your water without the fruit inside, you can use a strainer to take out the fruit! However, the fruits are just as tasty to snack on! See you poolside!