Honestly, I am the WORST at drinking water (hence the word "challenge"). One thing that helps is adding natural flavors that have benefits associated with it. As stated on my site, from time to time I'll be sharing some great water recipes that not only taste great but have added benefits as well.
Lemon Cucumber Mint Water
- Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass. Lemon also aides in digestion and boosts your immune system.
- Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.
- Cucumber: Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent re-hydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties.
3 quarts or 12 cups of water
2 lemons, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
10 mint leaves
Rinse everything really well. Slice lemons and cucumber. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with 3 quarts of water and refrigerate over night.
The next morning, pour into your bottles, mason jars, etc and you're good to go for the day. Let me warn you, this is a good mixture for detox so there is a chance that you want to be close to a restroom.
Why is drinking water so important?
Water is beneficial and vital to all life — especially yours. To feel healthy and fit, you have to stay hydrated every day. It acts as a catalyst for renewal, like when you water your plants and watch them grow taller and greener. Water lifts you up, it opens your senses and makes you feel refreshed and ready to take on any activity…even sleeping.