Everyone knows drinking enough water is important; we’ve even talked about it here. While there is no specific amount of water that is recommended for everyone, there are guidelines. We’ve all heard that we should drink about eight 8-ounce glasses of H20 daily to be properly hydrated, but let’s be honest here. All that plain water drinking can become a little, dare we say it, boring. At Fountain of You, serving Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the Space Coast, we want you to stay healthy and happy. If you are struggling to stay hydrated throughout the day and cannot handle the thought of another glass of water, here are some great strategies to upping your water content without driving yourself crazy.
We aren’t talking about store bought water here but rather actually flavoring your water with fruits and veggies. This is a great way to enhance the power of the water you are drinking and add a flavor boost to boot. Did you know that by adding melons like cantaloupe and watermelon you also get the added benefit of electrolytes? These delicious fruits are full of potassium, and if you have been sweating extra hard from a workout or a humid Florida day, combining your water and fruit could be just the ticket!
Another way to power up your water is to infuse it with berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc. are are all great additions to regular old water that give it a flavor punch and add natural fiber. Lemons and limes both compliment water and add extra Vitamin C to help support immune function. They also help decrease bloating.
When it comes to water enhancers, the sky really is the limit. By adding fruits and veggies to your jug, you not only get tasty water to help alleviate boredom but you can experience added health benefits. Use your imagination and be creative!
Eat Your Water
If you can’t stomach another glass of the wet stuff, try eating it instead. According to Livestrong.com, food can make up twenty-percent of your daily water intake. Looks like you have even more incentive to add healthy produce to your diet. Multiple varieties of vegetables and fruits contain copious amounts of water. You don’t have to sip all day long if you are consuming these instead. Did you know that lettuce is about ninety-four percent water? There are tons of varieties of veggies that are made up of over ninety-percent water. Here are a few:
- Sweet Peppers
Consuming your water via produce infused water or through meal times is a great way to stay hydrated and keep your weight loss and health on track. It doesn’t have to be boring any longer!