Nov 15, 2010

Make Your H2O Exciting!

We all know the drill... for optimum health we need to drink 6 to 8 cups of water daily. According to Jegtvig (2010) "at least twenty percent of the water you need will come from the foods you eat. The rest will come from the beverages you drink" (paragraph 6). Unfortunately those 6 to 8 cups of water can get a little boring.

Here are some ways to add some excitement to your daily dose of H2O.

Serve your water in a beautiful pitcher. By having a pitcher of water readily available, you're more likely to enjoy it.

You can also try leaving a pitcher of water and a few glasses on your kitchen table. You would be surprised how quickly the water disappears when it's in view.

Serve your water with sliced fruit or veggies in it. Sliced lemons, limes, oranges, grapes and cucumbers make attractive and delicious combinations. For the holiday season, serve your water with some pomegranate seeds or cranberries.

Serve your water with sprigs of fresh mint in it.

Drink water out of your finest crystal. Using a wine glass to drink water can add enough flair to make the consumption of your H2O that much more enjoyable.

Serve your water with fancy ice cubes. Fill your ice cube tray 1/2 full with your favourite edibles (pomegranate seeds, blueberries raspberries, sliced strawberries, whole maraschino cherries, mint sprigs and watercress are a few examples of what can be used). Then fill the tray with water and freeze. These make for cute ice cubes that also serve to flavour your water as they melt.

Shaped ice cube trays can be purchased to make interesting ice cubes as well.

Always have a water bottle available (glass or stainless steel is best). Whether you're at work, driving or at the gym, your body will thank you for the hydration.

Still can't stand the daily dose of water? Try drinking herbal teas instead.

Do you do anything to make your consumption of H2O a bit more exciting? If so, please share your ideas!

Jegtvig, S. (2010). Drinking enough water. Retrieved November 15, 2010 from .

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