Friday, May 2, 2014

Drink up, Buttercup!


It makes my list of resolutions every year on January first and is something I’m always endeavoring to do. Drink more water. The health benefits are numerous. Clear, glowing skin, regulates digestion, makes you feel fresher and more awake. I honestly can feel my skin cells sitting upright, tall and full when I drink those coveted 8 glasses a day.



So how to keep myself on track with drinking that aqua. Well, one technique that works for me on weekends is to have a beautiful pitcher of water set out on a table with some kind of natural flavour component. I see the pitcher of water and it acts as a trigger to drink more. I find that when I do this I will not just finish the pitcher but I’ll end up refilling it and finishing a second pitcher. 



At work, I fill a glass bottle with water (I buy the biggest ones I can find) and keep it with me as I go about my day. The fact that it’s a larger bottle helps to avoid the refilling and as a result I drink more, because the water is more accessible to me.

In terms of Natural flavours, one of my favourites is sliced cucumber (even one slice in a glass makes a huge difference in the way your water tastes and it reminds me of a day at the spa!) Another go to for me is strawberries and mint. Or oranges and cranberries. The options are endless and you can experiment with different herb and fruit combinations.


Flavoured water- it’s pretty life-changing. Once you develop a taste for it, you will also me less likely to reach for that sugary juice when you are at the grocery store. (Even natural juices contain a huge amount of sugar, so it’s best to limit your intake and switch out for water as often as you can. Plus, if it tastes and looks this delicious…I mean, why not?

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