Drinking water instead of soda can be the fastest, simplest way to lose weight and improve your health. I fact, water is essential to life and good health
You need to regularly supply your body with fresh water to dilute poisons and filter toxins through your kidneys. Sugar-laden drinks can contribute to dehydration causing your body’s natural filtration system to have to work harder and your blood sugar to climb.
Staying hydrated, on the other hand, can help you lose weight, reduce headaches and even boost your energy levels.
Yet many folks still choose to drink the chemical-laden liquids Big Food has pushed on us instead of healthy clean water. These liquid missiles—or what I call messed up water—contain a chemical concoction of dyes, processed sugars, artificial sweeteners and preservatives And these lab-created monstrosities can trigger everything from anxiety to asthma. A few are even known carcinogens!
5 easy “medicinal” ice cube recipes to try
I know, I get it, it can be tough to make the switch from these sugary drinks to cleaner, healthier water. And convincing your kids to make the switch can seem downright impossible. So today I’m going to share some incredibly simple ways to “spike” your water to make it prettier, tastier and—frankly—far more fun.
We’re going to turn ordinary water into extraordinary water using ice cubes!
Changing from soda to water can be much easier than you might imagine. In fact, simply by spiking your ice cubes with fruits or herbs you can turn your water into a tasty healthy treat your whole family will love.
Following are five of my favorite fun ice cube recipes to get you started…
Add three organic blueberries to each cube of your ice tray, fill with fresh filtered water or your favorite seltzer water and freeze. When your ice cubes melt in your water you can eat them.
Blueberries enhance cognitive function, vision and cholesterol/triglyceride ratios.
Put a small sprig of organic mint into each cube of the ice tray and fill with your seltzer or filtered water. As they ice cubes melt they will add a fresh minty zing to your water and freshen your breath.
Mint is great for energy and may help improve digestion.
Wash a handful of organic strawberries, cut the stems off and then slice thinly. Put a slice of strawberry in each cube.
Strawberries have 113 percent of the daily value of Vitamin C, plus a lot of manganese which makes your SOD (detoxification) enzyme work better.
Brew some matcha green tea at half strength and then freeze it in an ice cube tray.
These make beautiful green cubes and matcha infuses your water with EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is a known cancer fighting and fat-burning compound.
Make superfood ice cubes out of your favorite brand of greens drink, I make mine at half-strength.
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