How to Spice Up Your Water

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the day. After all, more than half of the human body is made of water. But let’s face it – sometimes it’s hard to reach for another glass of plain, tasteless water day after day. Here are some of our tips to make that tall glass of water much more delicious!

Lemon – Lemons are packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells and may lower your risk of developing CVD or hypertension. Squeeze some lemon into your water first thing in the morning for a fresh burst of energy to get you ready for the day.

Berry Blast – Add a handful of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries to your water for an extra blast of fiber in your diet. If you want to shake things up even more, stir in a splash of sparkling water.

Citrus Bliss – Oranges are another source of vitamin C that strengthens your immune system and may prevent you from catching a cold. Squeeze a whole lemon, lime and orange into a pitcher of water, let refrigerate for two hours, then serve over ice.

Tropical Twist – It’s no wonder pineapples are a summertime staple. They are rich in manganese, a mineral that helps protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Add chunks of pineapple, strawberries and kiwi to your water as desired for a little taste of paradise no matter where you are.

Cucumber Cubes – For a fresh alternative to traditional ice cubes, try freezing sliced cucumbers overnight, then adding them to your water the next day. This low-calorie drink is a great way to help you maintain a healthy weight.

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