Water is quite important for health, as we all know, however it is not very rewarding to drink plain water. Many people get less than the recommended eight glasses of water because they do not favor the drink. Let’s not forget the importance of drinking water when doing intense exercising and working out.
Is impossible not to recognize the importance of water and its role in the correct functioning of our cells. Cells are two-thirds made of water and helps carrying and moving nutrients around and allowing all chemical reactions that take place within a cell. It is safe to say that without water, the cell will not be able to replicate and multiply inside our body and will slowly die.
How can you make water more enticing and appealing?
Citrus or Cucumber
Adding one or more slices of some citrus fruit such as orange, lime or lemon to a glass of water will make the water more tasty and also offer some other benefits. In addition to that, you can also put a couple of crushed springs of rosemary as well; it will make it taste better and also look better.
Alternatively you can also add a slice of cucumber to your glass. Besides enhancing the flavor, the green rind covering the slice will be appealing to your eyes.
This drink is perfect when trying a new diet to lose weight. Not only will it calm your thirst but also prevent over-eating.
As well as for making water more tasty, you can also brew it into a green tea to enjoy the health benefits of it. Studies have shown that polyphenols present in green tea can help by doing the following:
- Reduce high cholesterol
- Relieve rheumatoid arthritis
- Prevent infection
- Help recover your immune system
Green tea is beneficial, whether taken hot or cold.
Mint tea is another people’s favorite. It can be made by adding fresh mint leaves to boiling water. There are many health benefits of mint. One of them is the soothing of stomach which is upset by stress and another one is weight loss.
Mint tea incorporates a compound called theanine, which is shown to bestow a calming effect. Its diuretic effect helps with reducing weight; it will help excrete excess fluids from your body and thereby reduce body weight. Mint tea also got some amount of caffeine, which acts to increase endurance and thus can burn more calories by helping you stay longer in the gym.
Consume fizzy water such as Club Soda or Seltzer water. They are free of calories so you are not adding any, instead just some fruity flavors. Alternatively, you can make use of the soda machines to make your own fizzy water. Only add the bubbles, not anything else.
The notion of drinking 64 ounces of water per day is old fashioned now. Many nutritionists say that some of the water required are gotten from sources other than just water, such as tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables. Water in that form surely makes life more enticing.