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Did you ever notice that people rely on sources of information that match what they want to believe?  I am not good at drinking water and was delighted when Mark Sisson, the author of The Primal Blueprint, published a post on how much water one should drink each day.  An excerpt:

there is no evidence that drinking eight or more glasses prevents constipation, kidney stones, bladder cancer, urinary tract infections or that it guarantees you’ll have clear skin and a toxic-free liver. Yet these are often cited as the main reasons to drink so much.

I have been attending a training for work that provided breakfast, lunch and snacks.  As a matter of fact, one of the facilitators monitors the offerings and lets us know the treats: “they’re serving smoothies now, we’ll take a break!” “They’re making crepes today!” It’s really amazing.  I typically bring my own food to work, so to have such treats, including clearly marked gluten free desserts is such a pleasure.

The biggest surprise though has been the flavored waters. They have pitchers with small holes in the pouring spout so that only the fluid pours out. The pitchers have been filled alternatively with water and:

  • sliced lemons
  • honeydew pieces
  • honey and ginger
  • watermelon and mint
  • pineapple
  • orange slices and rosemary
  • mango pieces
  • hulled and sliced strawberries and mint

I have been drinking a lot of water during this training!

Yes, I have had some of these combinations before, but somehow having it in a pitcher really infuses the water.  It’s very good.

One of my homemade recipes is water, honey, ginger, lime and some drinking vinegar:

  1. Throw some honey into a little hot water and stir till it dissolves.  Let cool.
  2. Using a funnel at the top of your vessel (I use a glass bottle with a flip cap lid), grate ginger into the funnel and then squeeze one or two limes into it.
  3. Add around 2 tsp drinking vinegar, your honey water, and then enough cool water to fill the container.
  4. Put in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. When you serve it, pour through a fine sieve into your glass.

Delicious! and very refreshing.

What are some of your favorite ways to drink water?

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