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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

10 Great Ways to Get Your Water

10 Great Ways to Get Your Water

By Staff eDiets

Want to lose weight? Drink water. Want to have better skin? Drink water. Want to speed up your metabolism, protect your joints and organs and help minimize and eliminate toxins, skin sagging, breakouts and constipation? Are you getting the picture? Welcome to the wondrous world of water.

It's here, it's there, it's essentially everywhere, and our bodies are constantly asking us for more. Inside nature's perfect beverage, you will find no taste, no color and no odor. What you will find is a vastness of pure goodness for your health.

More than half of our bodies are made up of water, and we make sure to put it to work. It suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize fat. It also regulates our body temperature and flushes our bodies of toxins. On top of all that, water also works as a nutrient and oxygen transport and for absorption and utilization of vitamins and minerals.

While you may already know that drinking water is good for you, your taste buds might want to veer you elsewhere in search of more flavorful options. Unfortunately, no other beverage can take the place of water when it comes to its natural benefits. The good news is there is a middle ground. There are plenty of ways to spruce up the blandness and add a little more zing to your H20. Try adding a lemon wedge or lime.

Another bonus of the ever-present liquid powerhouse is that you can get plenty of your daily requirements without having to drink it all. There are a plethora of fruits, veggies and other beverages that help out in that department.

When it comes to your health, water is undoubtedly the first-prize winner. Here are a few different things you can do to quench your body's thirst for H2O:

1. When you wake, start the day with a glass of water.

2. Keep a pitcher of chilled water in the fridge.

3. Always carry a bottle or jug of fresh water with you.

4. Avoid drinking a large amount of caffeinated beverages.

5. Take a few sips from a water fountain whenever you run into one.

6. Drink a glass with every meal even if you are drinking another beverage.

7. If you're hungry, drink a glass before you go for the snack.

8. Increase your fruit and veggie intake.

9. Order soup before your meal.

10. Plan ahead and make daily goals.

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