Upgrade Your Water Without Added Sugars
Did you know that the human body is 60% water? That’s why it’s essential to stay hydrated throughout the day as our bodies lose water through sweating and other functions. And the healthiest way to stay hydrated is with good old-fashioned water! That said, it can be challenging to drink enough when the taste is…well, like water. To help keep you on track with your hydration goals – and away from the temptation of sugary beverages loaded with empty calories or other unhealthy ingredients – we are sharing some tasty and simple ways to upgrade your water without added sugars!
The 8x8 Rule
First, it’s essential to know how much water you should drink every day, which is eight 8-ounce glasses (otherwise known as the 8x8 rule). Too busy to keep track? No problem! There are plenty of tools available to help, including reusable water bottles with ounce markings (we love this super affordable one from Amazon) and both free and paid smartphone apps.
The Benefits of Staying Hydrated
Now that you know how much water to drink every day, let’s get to why. Not only is water consumption essential to your life, but it has also been proven to aid with weight loss and control. This is because hunger can sometimes be your body’s way of signaling that it needs a little hydration! Plus, water helps you stay energized throughout the day, aids in post-workout muscle recovery, and can help support your mood and brain function.
Choosing Healthy Ingredients
When it comes to flavoring your water, it’s important to choose natural ingredients without added sugars or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. We love mixing and matching with fresh fruits and herbs, including:
- Dried Lavender
Mix, Match & Find Your Faves!
There are so many ways to play with the ingredients above and create new flavors until you find your favorites. If you need a little inspiration to get started, here are some ideas:
- Cucumber + Lemon + Mint
- Strawberry + Orange
- Watermelon + Mint
- Lemon + Blackberry + Rosemary
- Cucumber + Lemon + Dried Lavender
Once you’ve picked your flavors, simply add the desired amount of fruit and herbs to your pitcher, then pour water until nearly full. You can add ice or keep it in the fridge during the day while the water soaks up even more of the flavors.
With these simple, natural, and tasty water recipes, it will be easy to get your 8x8 in every single day! And when you need a little sweet snack to pair with your infused water, grab any of our four delicious flavors of EVER BETTER™ Protein Cookie Bites! Not only will these bites satisfy your sweet tooth, but they are also packed with protein, low in sugar, gluten-free, and keto-friendly!
Let’s live EVER BETTER™ together!