Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Livin' Lean Topic Tuesday: Just Add Water...and a Little Fruit

Water should be an important part of your diet every day of the year. But during these hot days of summer, water is needed more than ever. Staying hydrated is critical. Even if you are not thirsty, you should be drinking water. The problem is that not everyone likes water. Some people would prefer to drink tea or diet soda. I get that. Yet nothing can top the health benefits of pure water. So what do we do about it not liking the taste of water?

We add fresh fruit!

Fresh slices of lemon, orange and raspberries can add just enough flavor to your water to make it taste great for all those people needing a little somethin' sweet. I like plain water, but it MUST be ICE, ICE COLD. But adding fresh fruit to ice-cold water is THE BEST! When I think about it, I love to add fresh fruit to a pitcher of water and keep it in the fridge. I will definitely drink more water on those days. My favorite part about fruit-infused water is that it reminds me of being at a spa. Gotta love that!

Don't have time to make your own fruit water? Want to have fruit water on-the-go?

Pic from www.drinkhint.com
Last night I was up (way too late, by the way) watching a show about a mom who started her own company bottling the fruit water she would make for her kids. Her children loved this healthy alternative to sugar drinks...and so did their friends! Eventually, parents were calling up asking where they could get the yummy fruit drinks their children were having at her house. That was this mom's AH-HA moment! With the help of her hubby, Hint was born! So inspiring. You can find Hint in places like Whole Foods and Starbucks all over the country.Where I live in VA, they are at Sheetz. Yes, I already hunted them down. Check HERE to see where you can find Hint where you live. No preservatives. No sugar. No artificial sweeteners. It's just water with a "hint" of fruit flavor from REAL fruit. I can't wait to give it a try! Have any of you had it yet? I love discovering new, healthy products!

Want a little more motivation to drink water? Here are some great reasons to pour a glass of H2O right now!
  • Keeps skin lookin' healthy (Carrie Underwood swears by it).
  • Protects your joints and organs.
  • Helps nutrients to get to all the organs.
  • Regulates body temperature.
  • Helps relieve headaches.
Since well over half of our body is made up of water, it makes sense that we would need to keep supplying it with water for it to work efficiently. Treat yourself and make a big pitcher of fruit water today. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!


2 comments:

  1. These is genius! So cool and I wish I could find it here. You have given me motivation to make my own for myself and my son as I am trying to drink as much water as possible and it gets boring sometimes! Just bought a diffuser to so I am excited to try this idea out

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  2. Great post Lindsay! I am a big fan of water and try to educate alot of my family and friends the importance of it. And I will try Hint for my kids too! Thanks :)Anna

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