Easy ways to flavor water to encourage hydration.
Staying hydrated or drinking enough water each day can seem cumbersome, but, we know water is very important to sustain life. According to United States Geological Service (USGS) water school (2012) states that a human body on average is made of 60 percent water. The benefits to our body when consuming water each day are numerous.
Staying hydrated provides:
- Healthier skin
- Aid in staying alert
- Aids digestion
- Aids in weight loss and much more
Drinking enough water can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it easier. Howard Reill writes about the addition of a water bar, fruit infused water, which was introduced in the dining hall at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. Fruit flavored water can be created for a healthy refreshing drink. To increase your water consumption a Hydration Station or fruit infused water in a glass can help. Infusing fruit flavors into water is a very easy process.
Hydration Stations provide a large amount of water for crowds giving consumers drink options that are a fun and easy way for anyone to enjoy their favorite fruit flavored water. Simply add washed fruit of your choice to a container of water, place in the refrigerator and soon the flavor of the fruit will infuse the water. This is a drink that can be a cool summer beverage or add a little spice to make a fall or holiday drink. A good example of this could be adding a few sticks of cinnamon to an apple infused water. It can become an experiment when you create your own combinations of infused water.
This method of fruit flavored water benefits us in many ways, not just as a healthy drink.
- No waste by using all of the fruit
- Low cost by using seasonal fruit
- No sugar added
- Eye appealing to consumers
- Provides another drink option
So try a new way for water to go down by infusing your drinking water with different flavors.