QUENCH YOUR THIRST
With our warm, humid weather, keeping yourself adequately hydrated is a must. Here are seven ways to make sure you drink more water daily
Easy ways to drink more water for better health and skin
1. Add Flavour
If you are used to sweet drinks like tea, soda or juices, drinking more plain water might prove difficult. Tr y adding natural flavours to your water using fruits or greens. Sliced lemons, raspberries, strawberries, cucumber and mint leaves work especially well to infuse your plain water with flavour, and make it more enticing.
2. Sip Through A Straw
We often feel bloated when we drink too fast and too much. The trick to drinking more water is to drink slower and less, in order to drink more! Using a straw helps, and practise sipping rather than guzzling.
3. Start Auto Drinking Habits
Create the habit of drinking more often by timing it automatically with a daily activity. This can be anything from eating, brushing your teeth and taking a bath, to activities like watching the T V or doing a chore. Get into the habit of drinking a half-glass of water before or after these activities, and you’ll be increasing your water intake in no time.
4. Spice It Up
Eating spicy foods will have you reaching for that glass of water more often. So when you are dining out, choose a spicy dish or a spiced-up version of your favourite dish so you will drink more water. We find anything with red peppers or chilli padi works really well!
5. Sip On The Go
Inculcate the habit of bringing out a bottle of water wherever you go (yes, it might seem heavy at first, but you will get used to the extra weight), and having a swig of water at least ever y hour when you are outside. If you tend to forget, there are many useful apps which can help remind you.
6. Eat Your Water
Hydration can also comes from the foods you eat. Choose water-dense foods like cucumbers and zucchini, or fruits like watermelon, which has some of the highest water content. Make it a point to add these foods to your diet frequently.
7. Pitcher Perfect
Having a pitcher of water with you by your desk at all times makes it convenient for you to drink up. The StarWellness Crystal Glass Water Pitcher, a winner in The Weekly’s Domestic Diva Awards 2017, gives you clean, filtered alkaline water anytime. Each pitcher comes with one free Balance pH* Filter, which can remove chlorine, reduce chemicals and alkalise tap water.
The benefit of drinking alkaline water is that it helps neutralise the acids in our bodies. It also contains antioxidant properties and minerals, that can be easily absorbed by our bodies. No boiling is required, and the pitcher is equipped with a built-in LED filter change sensor and smart easy filling lid. At $109, from leading department stores. Visit starwellness.sg for more information.