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Make Drinking Water Fabulous
Now that you’re sold on drinking water to your heart and thirst’s content to keep the toxic waste flushing out, your blood swimming along, your energy up, and your face as smooth as a baby’s tush, let’s make it fun. Drinking water doesn’t have to be the drabbity-drab boringness we often think. Here are the best ways to jazz up this nectar from Mamma Earth:
Just like being at the spa. Let the cukes soak in your water and while sipping, turn on some ocean sounds, then fish out the cuke slices and throw them over your eyes.Yes, just like being at the spa.
Making sure you’re rocking the food-grade goodies, essential oils will liven up your water and enhance your health too. Lavender will be calming; tangerine, sweet and tangy; and mint to energize and also calm digestive upset. One drop is plenty.
Fresh aloe leaf (yes like the one you have sitting in your sunny window) has a hydrophilic quality, meaning it attracts water. Chop one table- spoon up and let it sit in a glass of water. Drink it all up and feel the cleansing hydration take hold. Be adventurous and eat up the aloe pulp after, but you may want to stay close to a loo – it can be cleansing.
A thumb-size slice of fresh ginger root will lightly infuse your water, fight off any nausea or nerves, and promote digestion.
Sweeten the loving naturally with a little watermelon, chilled or frozen – and a packet of watermelon-flavored artificial ingredients is not the same thing.
You’re not filling your glass with these frozen gems and then adding a bit of water; you’re adding two or three frozen grapes. A little treat at the end of the glass.
An old favorite. Adds a little flavor, a vitamin C boost, and makes it look fancy-pants.
A pretty glass and delightful glass straw, along with a sweet pitcher sitting on your desk, will make sipping water feel like a decorative indulgence all day long. Make it look glam and sip more in the process.
The Solution is Dilution
If you’re still craving that glass of fruit juice or even soda, dilute it with water (even bubbly). Start by diluting by 25 percent, then 50 percent, and then only add a splash of juice to what you’re drinking. You’ll soon be shocked by how sweet that drink is in its full strength.
Meghan Telpner is a Toronto based nutritionista and sought after media personality thanks to her refreshingly humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living. Meghan’s bestselling book UnDiet, Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health. Join Meghan’s community on twitter www.twitter.com/[email protected] For more visit www.meghantelpner.com
Excerpted from UnDiet, Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health. Copyright © 2013 Meghan Telpner. Published by McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.