Drinking plenty of water is essential to your health and diet. It helps replace the large amount of water you lose each day during normal bodily functions.
When your water intake doesn't match your water outtake, you may become dehydrated – and that can lead to muscle cramps and a feeling of faintness. Water can also help control your calorie intake, energize your muscles, improve your skin, help your kidneys function better, and help you maintain normal bowel function.
Having a tough time drinking enough water? Try these simple water makeovers to help you stay hydrated, flush out toxins and impurities, and lend a hand in losing weight too!
1. Add Lemon: Lemon helps to detoxify the liver and metabolizes fat which can help speed up metabolism by 33%! That's an extra 100 calories per day!
2. Add Mint Leaves: Mint can help you digest more effectively and improves the flow of bile to the liver, gallbladder and small intestine, where dietary fats get broken down.
3. Add Cucumber: Cucumber helps the body flush out toxins and keeps it hydrated and rich in vitamins A, B1, B6, C and D.
You can infuse your water with just about any fruit, vegetable or herb. Just grab a pitcher and fill it halfway with ice. Then wash and cut up your fruit, veggie or herb of choice and dump it into the pitcher. Lastly, fill with filtered water and place the pitcher in refrigerator for a minimum of two hours.
That's how easy it is to give your water a refreshing zing!
Christina Russell is a wife, mom, and has been a testimonial for eDiets over the years. Her passion for healthy living can be seen on her personal blog, BodyRebooted.com, where she regularly writes and documents her weight loss journey as well as providing nutrition and fitness tips to her fans.