People often walk around in a state of dehydration without even realizing it. About 75% of Americans are estimated to be in a chronic state of dehydration. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, chapped lips, itchy skin, dark colored urine, muscle spasms, and confusion can all be signs of dehydration. Yet, we rarely consider drinking a glass of water to ease our symptoms.
The first sign of dehydration is often a feeling of extreme thirst, as our body is excellent at telling us what it needs. But sometimes, that signal gets ignored. And for many, when asked whether they drink enough water, their response is often, "Ugh! Water? Blech!"
Water doesn't have to be boring; drinking it shouldn't feel like a chore.
Read on for a list of ingredients you can add to your drinking water to make it more desirable - and delicious!
- Cantelope Slices
- Cucumber Slices
- Frozen Blueberries
- Kiwi Slices
- Strawberry Slices
- Peach Slices
- Orange Slices
- Lemon Slices
- Lime Slices
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Fresh Basil (with or without a slice of lemon, though we prefer ours with)
Keeping a pitcher of infused water in your fridge will help ensure you drink enough water throughout the day. Check out one of my favorite pitchers below. It's perfect for infusing my water with herbs or fruit, and I absolutely love it! My favorite combination of flavors lately is cucumber slices and fresh mint.