To maintain a proper water intake, I love to infuse water with fresh fruit, vegetables or herbs. It is easy to prep, store in the fridge overnight or for up to 24 hours.
Water is the most common nutritional deficiency in America.
We should drink about eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day while maintaining low diuretics and including electrolytes. When a wake up, I start my morning with water and occasionally warm water with lemon and ginger.
Some roles of water in the body: flushes toxins, transports nutrients, absorbs shocks to joints and organs, maintains normal electrical properties of cells, regulates body temperature, empowers the body’s natural healing process!
When teaching Pilates or fitness classes I recommend to my clients to keep drinking water to avoid early signs of dehydration such as fatigue, cramps, anxiety, headaches and more.
- Lemon, cucumber, mint
- ginger (fresh and sliced) lemon wedges
- strawberries and mint
- pineapple and blueberries
- Orange slices
Benefits and great flavors:
Lemon: citrus aids in digestion and has been proven to relieve bloating by promoting digestive enzymes.
Ginger: aids in decreasing motion sickness, nausea and promotes stimulation of blood flow.
Pineapple: has digestive enzymes that aid in digestion
Blueberries: high in antioxidants
Strawberries: also antioxidant
Oranges: loaded with vitamin C and alkalize the body