Why drink more water?
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, year round, but this is especially important in the summer. When the weather is hot and you are spending much of the day outside being active, it is extra important to drink more fluids than usual and most especially that you are doing so before you start feeling thirsty – as that is a sure sign you are on your way to dehydration.
Did you know that every single cell in the human body needs water to function properly? Much like the plants in your garden, your cells, too, can perk up immediately upon watering. It’s that simple.
What Does Water Do in My Body?
Water Helps Your Body with the Following:
- Getting rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.
- Keeping it’s temperature normal.
- Lubricating and cushioning your joints.
- Protecting your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
Herbs, Spices and Botanicals
mint • basil • rosemary • lavender • thyme • ginger • cinnamon • sage • rose petals • vanilla • lemongrass • cardamom • parsley • lemon verbena • cilantro • cloves • cardamom • hibiscus • black pepper •
Fruit and Veggies
strawberries • blackberries • blueberries • raspberries • cherries • pineapple • watermelon • cucumber • orange • lemon • lime • grapefruit • watermelon • cantaloupe • honeydew • mango • grapes • pear • apples • peaches • plums • nectarines • blood orange • lemon • tangerines • pomegranate • kiwi • celery • peppers • fennel AND MORE
For infused water, there really is no recipe, exactly. There are no right or wrong measurements, it’s all based on taste and what you have on hand.
Infused waters keep in the refrigerator for about a week or until the flavor is no longer present. I tend to drink and add more water to replace the water I just poured out, adding more fruit or flavors as necessary, until it just no longer has a pronounced flavor.
Lemon + Rosemary
Blackberry + Rosemary
Strawberry + Lime + Basil
Cucumber + Lime + Mint
Grapefruit + Thyme
Pineapple + Ginger
Kiwi + Raspberry
Cucumber + Jalapeno
Rosewater + Cardamom
Pear + Vanilla Bean + Cinnamon
Strawberry + Cucumber +Thyme
Raspberry + Rose Petal
Cherry + Lime +Mint
Hibiscus + Red Berries