10 tips for drinking water
1. Lemon love
Add lemon or lime slices to dress it up and support your body’s detox path- ways.
2. Eat your veggies
Slip in some veggies and fruits that pack a hydrating punch like celery, cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe.
3. Brain tonic
Make a morning “tonic” with apple cider vinegar and adaptogenic tinctures like schizandra, ashwagandha, or rhodiola.
4. Morning ritual
Make a large glass of water part of your daily routine by having your water bottle next to your sink ready to drink before you brush your teeth.
5. Drink and drive
Keep a water bottle in your car and sip while you’re stopped in traffic or waiting in the carpool line.
6. Curb your cravings
When sweet cravings strike, have a glass of water before you turn to the chocolate (you might be dehydrated and not actually hungry!).
7. Get herby
Create a unique taste by adding freshly milled herbs to your water; try fresh peppermint, lemon-grass, lavender or cilantro.
8. Tea party
Hot or iced, adding more herbal teas to your day increases your water intake and nutrition.
9. Oil and water
Add a drop or two of essential oil to boost the flavour of your water; peppermint, orange, and lavender all make water taste delicious. (Careful when pregnant!)
10. Track it
Shine a light on how much you are actually drinking by tracking for five days – no judg- ment, just be curious and get clear on how you can drink more water.
Bonus: Get personal
Treat yourself to a reusable water bottle that brings a smile to your face (and lips)
Source: Functional Nutrition Alliance LLC fxnutrition.com