Tag: drinking water

H is for H2O

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When you are a working parent, it is important to care for yourself so you can care for those others. One of my challenges is staying hydrated. I’m not a huge water drinker. I could drink coffee all day (that is, until it’s time to switch to wine) but that doesn’t serve me well. I like to sleep occasionally.

The best way I’ve found to increase the amount of water I drink is to use a water bottle with a fruit infuser in it (mine came from Amazon.com, but you can find them at local retailers, too.) Fill the infuser and store it in the fridge overnight, and you have pleasantly flavored water in the morning. Here are some of the things I’ve put in my infuser – I tend to toss in whatever is left over after dinner.

  • Cucumbers
  • Lemons or limes
  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Basil
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries

You can combine them, too. Strawberry/mint is wonderful. So is cucumber/pomegranate.

The other day, one of my coworkers remarked, as he watched me refill my water bottle, that it would be perfect for gin. There’s definitely something to that – the infuser would hold a whole lot of olives.

I think I’ll save that combination for the weekend.

Tomorrow….I is for Instructions

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