This post was submitted by contributor Kim Ruzycki.
Staying well hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health - it helps with energy levels, weight loss, fatigue, digestion, skin health and natural detoxification.
Think about a plant that hasn't been watered in a while - it gets limp and tired. Give it some water and shortly after it will have perked back up and look great again. You can use the same concept for yourself. Next time you feel really fatigued, low on energy or have a headache try a nice refreshing glass of water and then see how you feel...
These days we are bombarded and over marketed tons of trendy "healthy" drinks that usually are full of sugar or sweeteners that aren't really "healthy" when you get down to it.
Your best solution to staying hydrated is filtered, fresh water. Yes, this can get a bit boring after a while so I'm here to inspire you to liven it up!
Adding fresh fruit or veggies or herbs to your water gives you a more interesting, flavourful drink. Plus it looks absolutely gorgeous! Why not try making a large pitcher for your next summer bbq or cocktail party?
Now this technically isn't a "recipe" but rather an idea - I invite you to mix and match with your favourite foods (dare I say test the waters ;-) to create something you love or try any of my three current favourites shown below. It also works beautifully with sparkling water.
There are no exact measurements for what you add - the more you put in, the more flavour it will create. Be sure to wash all produce before putting it in the water. As a bonus you can eat the fruit or veg after for a little extra nutrition!