Quick And Tasty Guide To Staying Hydrated

Quick And Tasty Guide To Staying Hydrated

 
Staying hydrated, especially in high temperatures, is a must. In summer times, nausea, dizziness, muscle cramps and a general feeling of fatigue are common and there are some tasty ways in which you can fight them. Have in mind that you should drink fluid before, during and after physical activities. Optimum for fluid intake is 14 to 22 fluid ounces (oz), 2 to 3 cups, 2 hours before exercising and 6 to 12 oz during, as well as after exercising.

First, think about your favourite fruit and then think about the water that tastes just like it. Secondly, think about other benefits of fruit. If you have troubles with high cholesterol, diabetes or skin problems, your menu should contain oranges, mangos, apples, pineapples, grapefruit, cucumbers and cinnamon. If fresh breath is your priority, then mint and lime are for you, while strawberries and raspberries will help you lose weight.

Read some of the tastiest recipes for fruit infused water, take your favourite fruit, chop it, mix it, drink it, and stay hydrated and healthy.

 

Mango and Green Tea

  • 1/2 cup pureed mango
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups water

Boil the water and add the tea bags to it, after 10 minutes remove tea bags and add honey and mango. Cool it in the fridge for 1 hour, strain and serve. You can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

 

Orange and Mango

  • 1 quart of water and ice
  • Thinly sliced mango – ripe. Let steep 1 hour.
  • Add 1 orange. Let steep an additional 20 minutes.
  • 16 medium strawberries of
  • 6 Kiwi’s
  • 5,6 fresh mint sprigs

 

Strawberry, Mint and Kiwi

Fill a pitcher with water and place sliced strawberries, kiwi fruit and mint sprigs. Chill it for at least two hours to allow the flavors of the fruit to infuse the water.

 

Cucumber & Lemon

Now, for this classic recipe, you will need

  • 6 cups chilled water
  • 12 thin cucumber slices
  • 4 thin lemon slices

In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, combine water, cucumber, lemon. After chilling it for at least two hours, add ice cubes and serve.

 

Lemon and Ginger

  • 6 cups chilled still spring or sparkling water
  • 4 thin slices of lemon
  • 1thinly sliced fresh ginger root

 

Grapefruit, Orange, and Lime

  • 1/2 a grapefruit thinly sliced
  • 1 Orange thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a lime thinly sliced
  • A few mint sprigs (optional)
  • Water and Ice

Chill for a stronger flavor or serve right away for nice light refreshment.

 

Blackberry & Lime Mojito

  • box of blackberries
  • fresh mint leaves
  • sliced limes
  • If you would like it a little sweeter add a little cane sugar
  • crushed ice
  • ginger ale or club soda for bubbles (optional)
  • pitcher of water

In a pitcher, mix and squash the blackberries and mint until they make a delicious minty-berry mush. Add sliced limes, fill with water and cool in the fridge for a few hours stirring occasionally.

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Strawberry and Cantaloupe

  • Cantaloupe cut in long wedges (4)
  • Strawberries cut in half (12)
  • 1 quart ice and water. Let it cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.​

 

Cucumber and Mint

  • 6 cups chilled still spring or mineral water
  • 12 thin slices cucumber
  • Few sprigs of mint

In a 2- to 2 1/2-quart pitcher, mix water, cucumber and lemon. Cool for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Add ice cubes before serving.

 

Pineapple and Mint

What you will need:

  • 4 pineapple slices
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 1 quart of water and Ice

Chill for a stronger flavor or serve right away for nice light refreshment.

 

Apple and cinnamon

Makes 2 liters, re-fill water 3-4 times before replacing apples and cinnamon.

  • 1 Apple thinly sliced
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Drop apple slices and the cinnamon stick in the pitcher, cover with ice about 1/2 the way and then with water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. It should be used within the next 24 hours.

These are only some of the ideas, if you have a recipe feel free to share it. 

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