I had no idea that “fancy water,” or what more civilized people might call “spa water” was actually good for you. I honestly just thought that it tastes amazing and refreshing.
It has been crazy hot over the past few weeks in Southern California and I am very active outdoors. I started to notice my body cramping up more than usual and knew I needed to drink more water. But drinking water can be pretty boring and my best attempts kept failing.
You Aren’t Sick, You Are Thirsty
I brought up my dilemma with a friend, and she told me that my dehydration was a more serious than I thought. She recommended I read this book on Amazon, You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! Guys, this really opened up my eyes to the benefits of staying hydrated. Now that I’ve been drinking more everyday, I even shed a few el bees too!
Let’s get chopping.
I keep things exciting at meal time by drinking fruit infused waters. I just add the mix to a pitcher and keep it in the fridge all day (refilling with water when it gets low). Each infusion lasts me about a day. I usually just cut enough for the week, and place the ingredients together and store what I don’t use in individual bags in the freezer. Then when I am ready for a new one they serve as antioxidants and ice cubes haha.
Detox Water Recipes:
The following are my favorite fruit pairings and their benefits:
Kiwi is packed with vitamin C and gives you energy. Strawberries help unload toxins and are a natural diuretic.
Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins. It contains citrulline which helps the liver and kidneys filter out ammonia. Some of the most interesting and unique health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, and protect the body from bacterial infections.
This is the mother load when it comes to wait loss. The lemon flushes out toxins and has high vitamin c content. Cucumber is great for rehydration which means less water storage and bloating. The first fruit that comes to mind in terms of medicinal uses is the reliable lime, and the health benefits include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, etc.
Blueberries are great at helping to prevent infections. They act as an antibiotic and block bacteria to the urinary tract. Sage is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and B vitamins. This is my favorite pairing at dinner time with sparkling water.