woman eating a grapefruit

| image courtesy of marie claire |

The older I get, the more I think about hydration.  All the botanical serum in the world cannot combat a dehydrated body.  And if your body is dehydrated, it shows on your skin. 

So I focus on eating my water as well as drinking it.  And I try to make drinking my water fun. 

As an acupuncturist once explained to me -- if you want to rinse out your body and wash away toxins, drink pure water.  But if you like a little mint or fruit flavor in your water, or you like to drink tea, do it.  It's better than drinking Diet Coke. 

So using my general rule that 90% is still an A ; I drink 90% pure water and I like to always have "fun water" in the fridge.  

Try our recipe for Herb Infused Spa Water.  Or just add mint, cucumber, lemon, grapefruit or lime to a carafe of filtered water in your fridge.  I like a combination of mint and grapefruit.  Just be careful not to put lemons and cucumbers together in your carafe or your water will taste like pickles.  

If I'm feeling extra fun, I'll pour a large glass of my mint grapefruit water 3/4 full, then add a but of Limoncello LaCroix to finish it off.  It's the most lovely, lightly hydrated concoction.  

I know the hydroflask is all the rage, but I prefer this Weck canning jar in the 3/4 litre size with this wood lid.  Each one holds 28 ounces, so I put three of them in my fridge each night and when I wake up in the morning I know I have to drink all three of them before I can have my fun water.  

To eat your water

Peruse this list of hydrating foods to stock in your fridge

Make my favorite fruit salad (as a bonus, you can put a cup of the fruit salad in a carafe of sparkling water to make a nice infused water)

Try one of these cucumber salads.  I always have one or the other in my fridge.  


Laurie Furber