We all know that drinking water is very important, but do you ever have a hard time drinking enough water in a day?
It is recommended that you drink at least 64 oz of water a day.
I stopped drinking diet soda last year because I wanted to take control of my health and feel better. However, I found that I sometimes got bored with drinking just plain water. I looked at those flavored drops you can add to your water but they contain artificial sweeteners just like the diet soda.
Here are just a few (of many) benefits of drinking water:
- Flushes out toxins
- Improves skin complexion
- Aids in proper digestion
- Helps fight fatigue
- Aids in weight loss
5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water:
1.) Drink a glass of water first thing when you get up in the morning. Try adding some lemon or lime to your water for a little flavor. I like lemon water but would often find that I didn’t use up a whole bag of lemons before they went bad. I recently started cutting them up in wedges, putting them in ice cube trays with water and freezing them. Once frozen I usually put them in a plastic freezer bag so they last longer. Simply put a couple ice cubes in your glass and enjoy!
2.) Drink a glass of water with each meal. This can also help you eat less during the meal and is good for digestion.
3.) Infuse your water with fruits. A friend got me this cool cup that has a cylinder to put fruit into. I love adding frozen strawberries or raspberries. You can also add citrus fruits, fresh mint leaves, cucumbers or whatever you like! You have your own natural fruit-flavored water!
4.) Take a cup or water bottle with you when you are on the go. I find that if I don’t take a water bottle with me I may go for hours with nothing to drink.
5.) Get a fun cup! I don’t know why but when I get a new cup it inspires me to drink more water.
Do you have any other tips to add that help you drink enough water daily?