The Institute of Medicine has determined the adequate amount of water per day for men is 3 liters (13 cups) and for women 2.2 liters (about 9 cups). – Mayo Clinic
That’s a lot of water!
Granted, we are getting some of our water intake from other beverages and fruits and vegetables we consume, but many of us know we aren’t consuming enough fluid in a day for our bodies to run their best.
Drinking an adequate amount of water has been shown to improve complexion, help maintain a balanced weight, lower risk of heart attack, cleanse the body of cancer-causing toxins, and the list goes on and on.
Basically, water is important.
So, I’ve decided to consciously improve my water consumption throughout the day.
One thing that has been helping is making fruit water. I’ll prepare the water at night and in the morning I’ll have the entire pitcher to drink. I know I’m getting enough water if I drink the water from the pitcher, plus it reminds me of being on vacation or a spa.
Fruit and Herb Infused Water Recipe:
1. Select sliced fruits (or slightly muddled berries) and sprigs of herbs of your choice. Add to empty pitcher.
My favorite combinations lately have been:
2. Add water and refrigerate.
If you can make it at night and then refrigerate it overnight, that is the best way to go.