Monday, February 4, 2013

Hydrate your day

The British have a substantially lower obese population.  We could monologue for quite some time as to why that is, but lets not.  Instead let look at one example of good health habits they poses: Tea Time.

The concepts of small meals often accompanied with a focus on drinks or as I like to look at it hydration.   

The small meals  keep your blood sugar from dropping, and the hydration keeps the metabolism, the organs everything functioning well. We've all heard of it, and even discussed snacks and water here at the EfficientBody Diary.

But, let me ask you.  Do you do it?  Why and why not?

Not fun? Not a habit?  Let's make it both.

For today we will focus on hydration. Tea, coffee and other drinks can disguise sugars, fats and other junk.  So lets stick with water and add some pizazz.

Cucumber Basil.

This sounds weird but really is refreshing.  1 cup of water with 3 thinly sliced cucumbers and one fresh basil leaf. (still is wonderful without Basil)

Mango Raspberry

I don't need to explain this one-yum!  1 cup water with 2 TB. mango nectar and 2 TB. frozen raspberries.

Cinnamon Basil

This one I like warn for those cold days.  1 cup water with 1 basil leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, microwave for 1-2 minutes. (You can also use 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, but the spice will float around)

Remember is flavored water not a shake or smoothie so the taste is more mild but still pleasurable.
Bring some of these ingreadiants to work and have enjoyable sips all day long.
At home? Fill up a water bottle and tote it around where ever you go.

With this being fun and enjoyable your more likely to sick with it and thus creating a habit.
Play around with your favorite ingredients.

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