Learn how these simple tips will help you to increase the amount of water you drink every day.
Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water everyday, however sticking to the recommended daily intake of 2.5 liters can be a tricky task. The average human body consists of 60%- 75% water, but did you know the brain is a whopping 95% water, and the lungs 90% water! Water flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature and metabolism, forms saliva, carries nutrients and oxygen around the body and allows the body to function at its best. Here are five simple tips which will help you to drink more H20.
How to Drink more Water: Flavor It!
It’s easy to get bored of drinking plain water all the time, so don’t be afraid to mix it up a little and experiment with adding different fruits and herbs to add some extra pizazz.
A great idea is to squeeze half a lemon into a jug of fresh water and add a few slices of mint, and a few slices of the lemon and place in the fridge. Chances are that whenever you open your fridge this jug of icy lemon water will look so great you wont be able to refrain yourself from pouring a glass – it tastes great too and the lemon will aid the digestive system.
You can play about with all sorts of fruits – crush a few blueberries of strawberries into your water to create a fruity taste. Several slices of cucumber will create a refreshingly cool water perfect for the summer months, while organic or pure juice cordials will help to add flavor without the mess. Alternatively if you have soda cravings use sparkling carbonated water which contains a fizz!
Yes herbal teas count towards your daily water intake so go check out some of the amazing herbal teas available on the market. From spicy to fruity, calming to energizing there literally is a tea for everyone. If you need it a little sweeter simply add a small amount of honey to the tea after it has brewed.
Your water intake doesn’t actually have to come from pure water, in fact there are several fruits which have a very high water content. Try having some extra watermelon – which is actually 92% water, other melons also have a high water content. Apples, strawberries, grapefruit and blueberries are great for snacking on and will help you to increase you daily water intake.