Yummy Flavored Water!

30 Aug

All Natural-Homemade

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

We all know that we should be drinking lots of water daily at least 8 8oz servings.

It does the body GOOD!

• An excellent appetite suppressant

• Helps the body metabolize stored fat into energy

• Reduces bloating/water retention from too much sodium

So drinking it is a must! If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try this! Make your own flavored water at home with all natural ingredients and flavorings—no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Delicious and Super Healthy Flavored Water: add slices of your favorite fruits and vegetables to a glass of ice cold water.  Some refreshing and flavorful choices include lemons, limes, oranges, cucumbers, or mint.  For even more tastier water, make ice cubes out of your favorites.  I like using berries for this.  I chop up raspberries, put them in an ice cube tray, add water, and freeze.

Tip: For more flavor when using citrus fruits squeeze the juice first before putting the slices in the water.

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5 Responses to “Yummy Flavored Water!”

  1. Ramadhana August 31, 2011 at 3:45 AM #

    Woww this is absolutely amazing! Loved your berry tip! Definitely going to try that out! 🙂

  2. Ramadhana August 31, 2011 at 3:50 AM #

    Also, I know 8 glasses is recommended but I read somewhere that it’s only a guide and water intake should be based on the persons weight/height. Is this true? thanks.. PS If it’s true how important is the ‘extra’ glasses on water.

    • alyasfitclub September 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM #

      Yes it is only a guide. You need more depending on how much you exercise, where you live (weather), and health condition. Your weight does make a difference as well. The Institute of Medicine advises that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. A good rule of thumb is that if you drink enough fluid where you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of colorless or slightly yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate. Drinking enough is very important, you don’t want to get dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include fatigue, headache, constipation, muscle cramps, irregular blood-pressure, kidney problems, dry skin, and dizziness. Thanks for the question!! Xx ❤ Muuahh

    • alyasfitclub September 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM #

      Also check out this website: http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm Hydration Calculator to figure out how much water you need to consume daily.

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