We all know that drinking water is good for us. We’ve heard that it helps with weight loss, skin elasticity, flushing toxins out of our cells, bowel movements, blah, blah, blah. Well, sorry to say that all of that stuff is true. Plus it does so much more.
So what do you do if you don’t like the taste of water? You can either suck it up, put on your big girl panties and just do it because you know you should or you can try my hack.
Buy a water infuser bottle. You can get them anywhere and it’s a great way to get your water down.
You fill the center with whatever fruit or herb you like. Let it sit and flavor the water. Berries require longer to infuse, however lemon, lime, orange and cucumber are quicker. I haven’t tried herbs in mine, so I’m not sure how long you’d want to let that sit before drinking. I’ve read that letting the fruit soak longer than 4 hours may lead to the fruit breaking down and create “floaties.” Once you remove the fruit, it can keep for up to three days in the refrigerator.
Some will say that they add Crystal Light, Mio, or something of the like to get their water down. Imho, I think this just adds more toxins and chemicals to your body. If you use fruit and herbs, you’re creating flavored water and getting the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the fruit. Win-win. Plus you can eat the fruit once you drink the water. I don’t recommend reusing the fruit because the flavor will be very diluted and the fruit will start to disintegrate.
Another easy hack for doing this, buy frozen fruit. You don’t have to worry about spoilage. Frozen fruit is flash frozen right after picking so they are allowed to fully ripen before being picked which means better nutrients from the fruit.
There are numerous variations you can create. If you’re feeling stuck or unsure check out Taste of Home for suggestions. They list 23 different ideas.
Hope this helps. Now go drink your water!
Until next time. Have a fabulous day!