3 ways to spruce up your water this Spring and Summer

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Hydration is very important. Our general lack of hydration can lead to bad breath, headaches and joint pain as we are made up of 75-80% of water- depending on your diet and if you retain water easily.

For those of you who don't drink water because you think it's boring, I hear you. And, I would like to share with you some fun ways to spruce up your water. 

 

1. Add some electrolytes

These are great for optimal hydration. You can buy electrolyte powders in sachet or container forms. They replenish your magnesium, potassium and other salts that we lose during sweating and urinating. I highly recommend Ultima, as it has no caffeine and low sugar. Remember, caffeine is a diuretic: it will dehydrate you. 

 

2. Add fruit

I love adding fruit to my water during the summertime! I buy mason jars and fill them up with filtered water, leave them in the fridge over night and carry the jars with me. If you feel unsafe walking around with glass, you can put different types of fruit into any container that you usually keep your water in. I highly recommend berries, cucumbers and melons as they soak well in water and leave your water with a slight fruity taste.

 

3. Add a splash of herbal tea. 

Not only will this add flavour to your water but it will also make it a fun colour- depending on the colour of tea that you use. To achieve this, steep a bag of your favourite herbal tea for a little longer than the recommended time. Afterwards, add about 1/2 a cup to 8-16oz of water. If you like your 'fun water' cold, leave it in the fridge overnight. 'Est voila!