As summer heats up, we need ways to cool down. Infusing your water with herbs and fruit is the perfect way to not only add flavor but also electrolytes, vitamins and minerals, without all the added sugar.
To ensure you are drinking enough fluid throughout the day, follow this simple formula: Your weight in pounds divided by 2. This will give you a baseline of how many ounces of fluid you should drink a day. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should try to drink 100 ounces of water a day.
Keep in mind this is your baseline. If you are exercising or outside sweating, you may need more than your baseline of fluids. Always check your urine. Aim for a pale-yellow color for good hydration.
Recipes for infused water are limitless. Below are a few of my favorite go-to infused waters to get you started. Always check your refrigerator and garden for combinations of fruit, herbs and spices to give your water a little flavor kick with added nutritional benefit!