What You Need To Do With Your Water
By Kavata Kithome
What You Need To Do With Your Water
As a health coach, I am often asked what the best foods to eat for weight loss are, what superfoods to eat for optimal health are, or what herbs and spices are best to use for ailments.
What I have found, however, is that the most important part of a health transformation is often overlooked and forgotten and that is good old-fashioned WATER.
It is a known fact that the body is made up 90% water and is very vital to human life. Water is like a liquid transporter that carries much needed nutrients, proteins, hormones and other chemical signals throughout your body to where they are needed.
But so many of us are dehydrated and don’t even know it and – to make it worse – suffering health conditions because of it.
Water helps to lessen pain, reduce hunger and keep your bowels moving and most importantly helps your body get rid of toxins.
While there are many compelling reasons to drink water, it is a common challenge to drink enough water on a daily basis, whether it is because you are so busy you forget, or you do not like it because it is a “tasteless” drink.
To help you out, here are 7 of my favorite ways to spruce up my water.
1. Drink High-Quality Water
There is a possibility that you don’t like the taste of water because you are not drinking high-quality water. Tap water for example has chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride that change the taste of the water and not in a good way. To make things worse, these chemicals can interfere with your health.
Instead, start drinking water from a natural spring or a good filtration system. You may find this makes a huge difference.
2. Add Some Healing Herbs
Did you know that you could add peppermint, cinnamon sticks, ginger, lavender, rosemary, basil and parsley to your water? They also offer anti-inflammatory and and other wonderful health benefits.
3. Add Some Fruit
Adding fresh season fruit is a great way to give your water a facelift. With so many fruits to choose from, you are only limited by your imagination and bonus, you can eat the fruit after you finish the water!
4. Try Adding Food-Grade Essential Oils
Essential oils are a great way to offer flavor to your water when you don’t feel like chopping fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. Give them a try – there are so many to choose from. Oregano, peppermint, grapefruit and lemon are my favorites.
5. Drink Tea
At Fitlife, I am somewhat of the resident tea expert. I love teas, simply because they are delicious, but aside from that, tea is also hydrating and offers you variety when it comes to hydration. Ask anyone and you will find that I am always advocating tea, mainly because of its versatility.
There are so many options out there from matcha and rooibos, to green, to hibiscus. It can be taken hot (which is great for winter) or cold (great for the summer) and even more of a bonus, chilled tea can be used as smoothie base. I really could go on and on about tea; I think of it as a gift handcrafted by the gods, just for you and me.
6. Water-Filled Fruits And Vegetables Count
If I was not able to convince you to drink more water with the above tips, no worries; if you are eating plenty fruits and vegetables, then you will have no trouble meeting your daily water quota. I love to eat cucumber and carrots throughout the day as they offer a lot of water, as well as a delicious treat.
You can try lettuce, celery, tomato, sweet potato, spinach, broccoli, melons and berries to add some variety to your day.
7. Use A Wineglass
Presentation is key and by simply pouring your water into a wineglass, instantly your water becomes fancier and elegant. Share a wine-glass of water with a loved one.
Try these fun and easy way to elevate your water presentation and increase your water intake today. Do you have any other fun ways to spruce up your water? Share in the comments below!
Kavata Kithome is an advocate for living your best life, full of health and longevity. While working closely with gym owners and personal trainers, she was able to sculpt a well-rounded view of fitness and understands how to incorporate it with a healthy balanced diet. She is a regular contributor to the One More Step Lifestyle brand.
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