Proper hydration is important for overall health. Without proper hydration, you become dehydrated, which means your body does not have enough water to function normally. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. This is also critical if you are doing a sport. Dehydration will manifest itself in a drop-off in performance. If you get tired of drinking plain water, try an infusion to aid in hydration.
1. Green Tea, Mint, Lime-Fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener
2. Strawberry, Kiwi-Cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion
3. Cucumber, Lime, Lemon-Water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion
4. Lemon, Lime, Orange-Digestion, Vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn (Drink this one at room temperature)
Fruits, vegetables and herbs give the water a little pizzazz. You do not need any special equipment. Some stores sell fruit infusion pitchers but unless you feel that having one would absolutely help you, it is not necessarily required to enjoy infused water. All it takes is some cold, clean (preferably filtered) water and fruit or herbs that you enjoy. The idea is to infuse the idea is to infuse the water with just enough flavors for your taste buds to detect it, without adding a significant number of calories.