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February 15, 2017 by
Jay Medley
The benefits of good hydration are inarguable: from clearer skin to heightened energy levels to better digestion – the list of perks goes on and on. But, it’s undeniable that keeping up with the eight-cups-a-day rule can be tough.

Especially when you’re busy, drinking as much water as your body needs to feel good can be a challenge. One fun way to motivate yourself to drink more water, though, is to jazz it up. What do we mean by that?

Well, there are many healthy add-ins that you can use to make your water more flavorful that assist in you actually wanting to guzzle down the ounces it takes to get the health benefits you crave. Take a look at our best suggestions for mixing things up.

Cucumber melon water

This provides for a refreshing taste that is also delicious. Plain old water has nothing on this mix. Throw some melon and cucumber in your water and let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours for maximum flavor. We recommend a mix of melons – cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon – but whatever your favorites are work just as well.

Citrus water

Lemon water has added benefits besides the great taste. The vitamins and nutrients found in lemons and their juice can aid in weight loss, help boost your mood, give you a blast of vitamin c, and do wonders for your digestive system. Did we mention that this combination also tastes great? For even more flavor, try adding limes and even oranges, too.


Orange mint water

Speaking of oranges, for an out-of-the-box mix that has a taste you won’t be able to get enough of, try adding oranges and mint leaves to your water and mixing it up. This tastes best if you infuse the mint and oranges in a pitcher of water for two hours or more while it’s chilling in the fridge, then drink it over ice.

This is another refreshing mix that is perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up to replace coffee or an energy drink. Remember hydration has better effects on fighting fatigue than caffeine does, and it’s healthier, too!

Watermelon basil water

The use of herbs doesn’t end there, folks! Watermelon is a flavorful fruit that is great for infusing water, and basil is another flavor that is strong yet delectable. While this combination may seem unconventional, it is well worth the try – trust us on this one!

Add a cinnamon stick

This may sound odd, but cinnamon can seriously spice up your water game! For best results, simmer a cup of water with a fresh cinnamon stick until dissolved. Mix this solution with a cup of cold water and enjoy.

Not only does this have a yummy taste, but cinnamon has its own health benefits that include lowering cholesterol, reducing the chance of cardiovascular disease, and lowers blood sugar levels.



It’s that much easier to make keeping up with the eight cups a day rule more feasible! Mix up the medicine and you are sure to enjoy the results, but not as much as you love the health benefits of being adequately hydrated on a day-to-day basis.

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