Friday, December 11, 2009

Water… The Many Faces

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So here we are…Here are some personal suggestions to making that plain ol’ water a bit more exciting…

First when I AM drinking plain water I try to use a straw as it just seems to go down easier. But sometimes I enjoy a bit of flavor in my water…without added sugar or too many calories…Here is what I do…

I add these to my ice water…

  • Lemon
  • lemon with a bit of stevia
  • lime
  • lemon & lime with a bit of stevia
  • fresh cranberries
  • fresh cranberries and orange slices
  • fresh mint leaves
  • fresh mint & sweet basil leaves
  • raspberries(I use frozen) & lime slices
  • sliced strawberries
  • cucumber & fresh mint

I sometimes will add any of the above to seltzer water if I am wanting something bubbly as well

I add these to my HOT water…

  • lemon
  • cranberry
  • mint leaves
  • green tea bag

Water is essential for so many reasons and I am already planning a post on those reasons sometime soon so I will not get into the many whys behind drinking water…just the ease and enjoyment of getting it down. Key here enjoying it. It truly should not be a chore or force it when there are many ways we still gain all the benefits of  drinking the liquid gold yet do not sabotage our efforts of gaining our health.

So if you choose to add cheesecake to your water as Josie has suggested, well at least you might enjoy it, can’t say the same for your waistline, but that too is another post.

So now it is YOUR turn…what are your favorite ways to get your water in each day?


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