If you are anything like me there is a good chance you probably don’t drink enough water. I always thought that water was the most boring thing on the planet to drink. Drinking a lot of it was just something I never enjoyed but knew I had to force it down to stay hydrated. There are plenty of things you can add to your water bottle that will turn the dread into pure joy.
I know that not everyone will believe me and that its annoying to have to drink more water, however it’s really important to your health to drink enough of the stuff, even if you truly dislike it.
Easy to find flavours to add to your Bottle to help you drink more water
Healthier than fizzy drink, you will ask yourself why you haven’t added these before:
The obvious choice, but its one of the greats, there is a good reason the restaurants add them to your drink, they add real flavour and are healthy too. Lemon water is seriously good for you, health experts have song the praises of the simple lemon because the high vitamin C content that helps boost your immune system, aids with digestive woes, and can even help clears your skin. They are refreshing, making plain water super drinkable.
Not dissimilar from the lemon, adding a hint of lime to your water levels up your daily hydration levels and gives leads of benefits with the delicious antioxidants. Lime is a natural source of potassium, vitamins A, B, C, and D, calcium, and magnesium, it has been known to promote skin health, digestive health, helps fight infections, and even helps lower blood sugar. A real amazing fruit that is tasty!
We’ve already done citrus fruit, so you kind of know where we are going with this. Oranges are loaded in vitamins, including that immune-boosting vitamin C, so adding it to your diet can help you ward off the winter cold and flu season. It’s also truly one of the most refreshing ways to stay hydrated.
Ginger has so many different qualities and can really jazz up your water bottle, besides giving it a spicy, fragrant smell. Ginger is well-known as a remedy for nausea and digestive ailments, it is believed to help decrease inflammation, joint swelling and pain and is used as a herbal remedy in the far east. Why not grate some and add it into your plain water, or boil it with water and steep it like a tea.
which is perfect for days when you have over indulged or when your tummy is not feeling the best.
If you can put it in a gin and tonic, you can definitely put it in water. The best way is to cut the cucumber into slices and add it to your water, you will instantly feel like one of the jet set. Cucumber contains silica, a trace mineral that helps keep your muscles healthy, and like the lemon it’s great for your skin, helping to reduce inflammation and puffiness.
Watermelon is an amazing summer treat and immediately will give you that feeling of chilling out on a Ibiza beach, it’s a delicious way to boost up your plain water. It’s loaded in vitamins, and it just tastes so good.
Just cut a few kiwi slices and add them to your water will completely transform your day, you will go from the daily slog of the mid-afternoon marketing meeting to being transported to a tropical paradise. kiwi is a superfood rich in vitamin C and vitamin K, and it also contains fiber, which helps to fuel your body and gives you the energy you need to tackle your day.
Adding crushed berries to your water is a quick and easy way to elevate your water from ground floor to penthouse in a few shakes. You can add an assortment of berries, including blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, or pick your favourite. Regardless of what you pick, berries are a rich source of antioxidants, which help quiet inflammation, fight aging, and help clear your skin. It’s a bit like having an amazing cocktail out without the heavy hangover.
Adding cinnamon to you water may sound strange but it really is one of the healthiest spices out there. Cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and even helps reduce your risk for heart disease. It tastes incredible in your hot beverages so why not add it to your water?
Besides tasting seriously refreshing, spiking your water with grapefruit is an excellent way to get tons of nutrients like fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline into your diet, without much added sugar. These nutrients are great for your heart, your digestive system, and your skin, so get slicing for loads of bangin’ body benefits ASAP.
If you are not convinced by the above then why not add some natural juices, like apple juice, cranberry juice, or pomegranate juice, to give your body the hit of vitamins and antioxidants it seriously needs. Just make sure you go for the straight juice without any added sugars, you don’t want to un do all that you have achieved at the gym.
Try one of these in 2021 for better hydration and performance.