Many of my clients struggle with drinking enough water. When we are dehydrated we often don’t feel thirsty my theory is that after being ignored for so long the body gives up trying to signal you need water !
Some clients know they need to drink more but find plain water unappealing to drink so turn to ‘squash’ and fizzy flavoured waters; which distorts their blood sugar levels causing other issues.
We all know at least some of the massive benefits of drinking water, and in my assessments not only can I pick up dehydration but its impact on some of the other organs.
Let’s put aside those tricky questions such as how much water should I drink each day and which water is best for now; because the research and answers keep changing and can be individual.
Instead let’s ask;
How can I enjoy drinking enough plain water to receive the benefits?
Answer; Try Infused water!
Benefits and aims of drinking infused water
I have seen many specific benefits mentioned of infused water recipes and I suspect any benefits are on the mild side, but do your own body research test’s and let me know!
The aim of infused water is to move away from sugary drinks and to enjoy the many benefits of drinking more water. There are entire books written and hundreds of articles on how your body heals when we drink water; although as no-one makes money out of telling you to drink more water you may have to search for the information.
The secret is in giving plain water some natural flavour that enhance the experience and/or benefits and make drinking water easy.
Mix and match
Infused water contains plain water with fruit and herbs that add a mild flavour and look beautiful in the bottle, jug or glass. You simply keep the fruit and herbs in the container. Below I have listed ingredient ideas to get you started; simply mix and match whatever you fancy or have available.
Lemon, limes, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, mango, kiwi, pomegranate, peach, nectarines, cucumber, tomato
Ginger, cinnamon, Star Anise, mint, rosemary, basil, sage, lavender, thyme,
Grab and go
Herbs can be dried and fruit can be frozen, perfect for grab and go infused water. Some recipes suggest infusing overnight in the fridge and others say leave them for at least 30 minutes.
Natural healing is not so keen on iced drinks, so if you can try and drink your infused water at room temperature!
Some people like to add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Recipes to try!
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