Water is essential to keep your body hydrated and in top condition. It is essential to drink 8 glasses of water everyday to keep your metabolism running smooth and thereby keeping your skin clean and clear. It can sometimes get boring to drink so much of plain water, if you have taken the 8 glasses theory seriously. You can jazz up your water to add on to it benefits and make it taste good once in a while or maybe make it a routine if you like. Here are 10 ways to jazz up your water:
- SPICY WATER
Adding a pinch of red chilli to the water is an age old ayurvedic practice. Add cayenne pepper powder to your regular drinking water is a great way to kick-start your mornings. It is also known for regulating metabolism and aiding weight loss. To make this, add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne to 2 cups of water and drink it in the morning.
- MINTY ORANGE WATER
Mint can add a kick of freshness to the water while orange will make the water slightly sweet along with a zesty taste. To make this, add 5-6 mint leaves and 2-3 orange slices slightly poke with tooth pick in 2 cups water. Let it infuse for few hours and then drink.
- WATERMELON WATER
Watermelon already is abundant in water, minerals and essential nutrients that keep the body hydrated. To make watermelon water, juice up ¼ cup of watermelon and add it to 2 cups of water. You may also add tiny pieces of watermelon to the water for a bite of sweet crunch in the water.
- CUCUMBER WATER
To make cucumber water, you need 3-4 slices of cucumber and 2 cups water. Cucumber adds on detoxing property to the water and also makes it taste fresh. Add the cucumber slices to the water and let it infuse for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
- FRUITY WATER
You may also add a dash of your favourite fruits to the water and make it fruit-flavoured water. This water will have a kick of the fruit taste you choose and you can always experiment with individual fruits or a mixture of them. Simply juice up a fruit of your choice and add in in a glass. Make sure it is 1/4th of the glass; pour cool water or maybe coconut water on top of the juice if you like. Your fruity water is ready! MORE: BEST REMEDIES WITH WATER: ginger water, rose water, honey water and many more.
- FLAVOURED ICE CUBES
Using homemade flavoured ice cubes is a great way too instantly jazz up your water. Freeze fruit juices or mint leaves with water in ice trays. Pop them in clear water or coconut water to jazz it up whenever you want. The ice cubes will dissolve slowly adding a burst of flavour to the water as you sip.
- ROSE WATER
Rose can add a nice fresh flavour to your water. You can either use rose petals or simply distilled rose water. Add few drops of rose water to your plain drinking water or you can also steep in rose petals and refrigerate for few hours.
- ZERO CALORIE SWEETENERS
Artificial sweeteners may not be the best choice even if they are nil in calories. But, you can add little amount once in a while to just add little sweetness to the water especially when you are craving for something sweet. Morning Detox tea recipes for healthy body and glowing skin
- STRAWBERRY WATER
Strawberry flavoured waters are a common phenomenon and you will be able to find it commercially too. Packaged flavoured water may contain preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients. You can make your very own strawberry water at home; you need 2-3 strawberries sliced and very little strawberry pulp sweetened if you want. Add these ingredients to 2 cups water and stir. Let it infuse for few hours and you are done.
- MINT WATER
Mint water is easy to make and you can drink this whole day without worrying about the leaves getting stale. Simply put 6-7 mint leaves to water and sip it throughout the day. You can change the water without changing the mint leaves.