Major Reasons To Drink More Water

We’ve all heard it before that we should drink water to help our body function properly but amazingly many adult Americans still do not drink enough water throughout the day.  Let me stop here and say real quick – I am not a physician or nutritionist.  I am sharing my experience and what I have read on the Internet.  Please do your own research.  With that said, let me continue.

Major Reasons to Drink Water + spa water recipes

It may need to be reiterated some of the awesome benefits of drinking water such as:

  • Helps to maintain balance of bodily fluids
  • Helps control appetite
  • Energizes the muscles
  • Helps clear brain fog
  • Wards off dehydration
  • Helps keep skin glowing and supple
  • Helps the kidneys eliminate waste

If those aren’t reason enough to drink more water how about I share the ill-effects of dehydration, which is the absence of water, on your body which is typically made up of 60% to 70% water:

  • Can cause confusion
  • Increases heart rate and blood pressure
  • Can cause a feeling of weakness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heart palpitations
  • Lightheadedness

So why wouldn’t you drink more water?  I know I know…water doesn’t taste like anything or it’s bland.  That still isn’t a good reason not to drink it especially knowing your body literally is made up of primarily water.  But not to fret, for those of you who can’t get with the plain variety I have scoured the internet to find 5 delicious-looking infused water recipes you can make yourself, easily and cheaply.

This type of water has many names such as detox water, spa water, infusion water and many others but I like to call it natural vitamin water because it imparts the vitamins and minerals from the fruit, tea and herbs to give your water intake an antioxidant boost.  I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do.

Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint water by Back To Her Roots

Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint water

Lemon Berry Flush Fat Spa water by Not Quite Vegan

Lemon Berry Flush Fat Spa Water

Ultimate Metabolism Boosting Detox water by Budget Savvy Diva

Ultimate Metabolism Boosting Detox Water

Mixed Fruit Infused Water by A Cultivated Nest

healthy-mixed-fruit-infused-water

Pineapple Infused Coconut Water by I Heart Naptime

Pineapple-infused-coconut-water

You have your facts about water and dehydration PLUS delicious recipes to try to spruce up the flavor of plain water so there are no more excuses – DRINK MORE WATER.

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http://www.webmd.com/diet/6-reasons-to-drink-water?page=2

http://www.medicinenet.com/dehydration/article.htm

45 Replies to "Major Reasons To Drink More Water"

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    Wendy April 28, 2015 (6:56 am)

    I drink a lot of water…I don’t do infused water. But a lot of the girls at work have those special bottles for infused water. It looks pretty, and makes me want to try it!

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    Deborah
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    April 28, 2015 (7:23 am)

    I got really into infused waters last year and also make my own seltzer everyday. Nice post!

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    Kathryn
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    April 28, 2015 (9:07 am)

    The benefits of drinking water are countless. When plain water gets boring, its so important to find a natural way to flavor it that will still have you interested in drinking plenty of it.

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    Anonymous April 28, 2015 (10:01 am)

    These all look and sound so delicious. I think I need to try the Lemon Berry and Pineapple Coconut! #BLMGirl

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    Mo
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    April 28, 2015 (10:02 am)

    These all look and sound so delicious. I think I need to try the Lemon Berry and Pineapple Coconut! #BLMGirl

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (12:02 pm)

      That one sounds really refreshing.

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    Maureen
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    April 28, 2015 (10:22 am)

    I love water. It’s practically all I drink. I love infusing it with strawberries and mint!

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (12:02 pm)

      Oh that sounds really good!!!

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    Stephanie (
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    April 28, 2015 (10:43 am)

    I love water, plain and infused. Other than coffee/tea, it’s really the only thing I drink. I like to infuse it with lemon slices and frozen raspberries. It’s a good combination to have hot or cold.

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    Nicole
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    April 28, 2015 (10:55 am)

    I actually love plain old water, and I totally feel the effects when I don’t drink enough!

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
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    April 28, 2015 (11:26 am)

    I’ve definitely upped my water intake. I love adding mixed berries to mine, but I hear lemon water is amazing and even better for your body and skin.

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (12:01 pm)

      Lemon water does a body good.

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    Antionette Blake
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    April 28, 2015 (11:42 am)

    I definitely need to drink more water and less wine. I have an infusible water bottle that I need to bring out for the spring. Thanks for keeping up motivated!

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    Sam
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    April 28, 2015 (12:17 pm)

    Yes, hydration is key! I’m learning that if I actually drink enough water though the day, I’m less hungry all day! I’ll take that anyday!! Also I’m feeling stronger in my workouts – all a win in my book!

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    Larissa
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    April 28, 2015 (12:21 pm)

    I don’t usually drink infused water, though I love it. I like cold water all day long. I usually get 8-10 glasses/bottles of water a day with a goal to get at least 100 ounces. I feel SO much better now that my water intake is regular.

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    Erica G
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    April 28, 2015 (12:40 pm)

    You just motivated me to put my straw in place and take a big gulp of water. I fear I may be constantly slightly dehydrated even though I do sip water all day long but I feel my sips are quite where I need them to be.

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (3:37 pm)

      Erica I will soon have a solution for that!

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    Rachel April 28, 2015 (3:59 pm)

    Yes. Yes. Yes!! Such a great post reminding me (everyone) on why we should drink more water! 🙂

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (4:16 pm)

      And try those recipes – they are really good!

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    AJ
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    April 28, 2015 (7:29 pm)

    These are some great water infusion recipes! I will try them out, I’m always looking for new ways to drink my water 🙂

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    Sue
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    April 28, 2015 (8:55 pm)

    I’ve never done infused water before, but I’ve been intrigued. I’m a plain water kind of girl except for my lemon water first thing in the morning!

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      Diatta
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      April 28, 2015 (9:28 pm)

      Add some mint and strawberries and it helps take it up a notch.

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    Kasi
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    April 29, 2015 (2:58 am)

    You’re right, drinking water is so important, and one of the easiest ways to stay healthy. I generally drink plain water, but the recipes you included all sound delicious!
    #BLMgirl

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    Janelle
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    April 29, 2015 (1:13 pm)

    Great post! I need to try some infused water. I enjoy water as-is, but why not add some flavor? #wowlinkup

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    Ange
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    April 29, 2015 (2:01 pm)

    I love adding the juice of a meyer lemon into still or sparkling water. It makes me feel so fancy, and is so easy to do!

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    Ayanna
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    April 29, 2015 (2:11 pm)

    Hi Diatta, I know I don’t drink enough water and this post came at just the right time! Thank you for sharing the effects of not drinking enough water as well as great recipes to remedy that!! I pinned each one! . . . now I just have to actually make a batch! Lol! #BLM

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      Diatta
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      April 29, 2015 (3:43 pm)

      Ayanna – I am glad this article helped you. It is something so simple yet very beneficial.

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    Tamieka
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    April 29, 2015 (11:16 pm)

    YUMMY!!!!
    Pineapple Infused Coconut Water
    Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint

    Now I will for sure drink more water!!!!

    Currently working on drinking 2.5 gallons a week…..work in progress!

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    GiGi Eats
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    April 30, 2015 (12:28 am)

    I really wish I liked water more – however I do LOVE SPARKLING water! A LOT 🙂 And sometimes it hurts my stomach and sometimes it doesn’t ha ha. So it’s a crap-shoot!

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    Jamaica King
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    April 30, 2015 (1:27 am)

    Meh. I’m always struggling to drink more water. 🙁 Something I need to work on. #wowlinkup

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    jill conyers
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    April 30, 2015 (5:23 am)

    I can do the workouts. I can do awesome nutrition. I take rest days. That brings me to hydration. If I”m going to fall short with healthy living it’s hydration. It’s so simple and yet I can’t seem to be consistent. Can you tell this is on my mind a lot lately 🙂

    Great info Diatta!

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    Cassi
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    April 30, 2015 (1:31 pm)

    comments work here…

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      Diatta
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      April 30, 2015 (1:53 pm)

      Hmmmmm

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      Diatta
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      April 30, 2015 (1:54 pm)

      Hmmm I was messing with settings but I’ll check them again when I get home.

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    CompressionCarl April 14, 2017 (11:46 am)

    I never tried infused water before. The detox water looks tempting, I wanted to go on a purging diet, it could add some flavour to it without many calories. I usually just drink mineral water, I keep a few bottles at hand at home and in the office. This way I have a steady water supply, and I can drink at least three liters a day. I find that is when I function at my best.

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    Lorraine June 26, 2017 (8:52 am)

    I love water. I love infused water. I`m in love with water. haha

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    Lorraine June 26, 2017 (10:42 am)

    Wow! I couldn`t agree more that water is very important. Thank you for this. These are very helpful reminders.

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