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ADD A MEDLEY OF FLAVORS TO YOUR WATER

Health Coach and Nutrition for Weight Loss

Health Coach and Nutrition for Weight Loss

I had an episode at a restaurant several years ago where I experienced dry heaves, nausea, and queasiness. Yep, you guessed it, from being dehydrated. I wasn’t starving I was THIRSTY! I didn’t like that feeling and vowed to myself not to go a day without drinking water….,yeah I would substitute juice, coffee, tea and anything else to avoid drinking plain water. But the course was not consistent when it came to getting proper amount of water in during the weekends because of not having the same structured schedule as I do with the work week. I also found myself in a rut with just drinking plain water with no taste. UGH!

Over the course of time in conversation with many others, I realized that I wasn’t the only one experiencing this challenge, and began to do a search as to not only get the daily requirement of water in, but wanting to help others do the same. Another goal is that I wanted the water to taste good because that would be a main feature for individuals desiring to drink more water. Hence, I’ve been on a quest with finding the benefits for a variety of infused water that not only taste good but offers health benefits as well. I want to share with you some of the health benefits that may assist with whatever you may be experiencing in your body that would aid in you feeling better while staying hydrated.

Here are a few infused water combinations of fruit and/or veggies that you can make and the health benefit below:

Blueberries (Orange+Blueberry+Basil water) (Lemon+Blueberry+Orange+Ginger water)

Blueberries’ anthocyanins—which give them their blue hue—attack cancer-causing free radicals. Also ideal for urinary tract problems.

Lemon (Lemon+Lime water) (Lemon+Orange water) (Lemon+Strawberry water) (Lemon+Raspberry water)

From cleansing your liver to balancing your body’s pH, lemons are exceptional for your body.

Ginger (Lemon+Ginger water) (Ginger+Cucumber+Orange+Lemon water)

Ginger clears the sinuses, quickly reduces nausea, and is excellent for aching joints and muscles.

Cinnamon (Apple+Cinnamon water)

Cinnamon is well known for its ability to regulate blood sugar, which is important for weight loss. It’s also great for improving concentration.

Blackberries (Blackberry+Lime water) (Blackberry+Mint water)

High levels of antioxidants reduce intestinal inflammation and combat free radicals. The berries’ vitamin C content is also good for your skin.

Apple (Apple+Orange+Lemon+Ginger water)

The phytonutrients in apples are powerful in helping to regulate blood sugar while also helping to improve beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.

Blessings and Love,
Lauretha Ward

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