3 Spa-Inspired Fruit Water Recipes to up Your H2O Game This Summer
Up to 60 percent of the human body is made of water, which is why drinking the recommended amount of H2O throughout the day to replenish our bodies is such a necessity—both for our overall health and for our skin. But for many of us plain old water is simply too basic and the lack of flavor causes us to reach for other beverages when thirst strikes. For those of us that feel the need for flavor, why not stir up a little spa-inspired water?
Pop your head into any spa relaxation lounge and chances are you’ll see waters infused with fruits and herbs. Infusing fruits and herbs into our water not only makes it taste unbelievably delicious but also can help to encourage those of us who need a little flavor—guilty as charged—to drink the water our bodies need to stay hydrated and glow! While a regular trip to the spa isn’t always in the cards, sipping on spa-inspired water can be a part of your everyday routine. Below, we’re sharing three spa-inspired fruit water recipes that can help up your H2O game this summer!
THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING WATER
Before we dive into the spa water recipes, let’s first talk about the importance of drinking the recommended amount of water daily. In order for your body to function properly, it’s imperative that you drink water and eat foods with H2O fluid in them. The reason? According to the Mayo Clinic, the lack of water in your system can prevent you from being able to carry out normal functions. In fact, even just the mildest dehydration can drain your energy and make you feel tired.
As for how much water you should drink per day, the answer isn’t so simple. There are different recommendations out there, and many factors come into play, including where you live, how active you are and your overall health. You’ve probably heard it before that eight glasses of water a day is the recommended amount of water to drink. According to the Mayo Clinic, that is a reasonable goal, but keep in mind that for some people drinking fewer than 8 glasses a day might be enough, while others may need a little more. Also, keep in mind that some of your water intake may come from food, such as fruits and vegetables.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOUR SKIN WHEN YOU DON’T DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Beyond the benefits to your health and body, drinking water can also make an impact on your skin. If you’re dehydrated, your skin can surely show it. That’s why, in addition to hydrating your skin on the outside with moisturizers, creams, lotions and ointments, it’s important to hydrate on the inside with H20 daily.
Curious to know what can happen to your skin after drinking a gallon of water a day for one month? Our editor took on the water gallon challenge and is sharing her experience here!
3 SPA-INSPIRED FRUIT WATER RECIPES
Ready to get your hydration on? Take your glass of H2O to the next level by adding these fruity ingredients into the mix:
STRAWBERRY, BASIL, AND LIME
½ cup strawberries, sliced
¼ lime sliced
3 basil leaves, minced
WATERMELON, MINT, AND CUCUMBER
1 cup watermelon chunks
¼ cup cucumber slices
3 leaves mint, muddled
LEMON, ROSEMARY, AND RASPBERRY
1 lemon, sliced
½ cup raspberries
5 sprigs rosemary
For each, place ingredients in a large pitcher of water and ice and allow to infuse in the fridge for at least an hour, and enjoy!