Stay Hydrated this Summer with Infused Waters

August 18, 2016 developer Comments
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Stay Hydrated this Summer with Infused Waters

Staying well hydrated is essential as we age because not drinking enough fluids can cause real consequences. So part of independent living is making sure that this need is being taken care of because otherwise you could end up hospitalized. Furthermore, the mechanisms which tell your body that you’re thirsty may change with age. You could be thirsty and not even realize it, and this could lead to dehydration. Now on average, a male needs to drink 13 cups of liquid a day and a female about 9 cups a day. So part of living an independent life is to make sure that you consume all that liquid to stay hydrated and healthy. But what if drinking plain water is a turn off for you? Well, that’s what makes infused waters so lovely.

Infused water is water that’s infused by natural fruits. Not only is it easy to make, but it only requires a few simples to acquire ingredients. As a plus also, it has no chemicals or unnatural ingredients, just the sweet flavor of fruit and maybe a tasty vegetable added. It would be like drinking your water with a slice of lemon only more intense. So below are some recipes for infused water:

Strawberry, Cucumber and Basil Infused Water

  • A ½ cup of hulled and sliced strawberries
  • Six leaves of basil that’s roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 liter of water
  • Ice to serve
  • Combine all the ingredients; plus water into a pitcher. Put the container in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. When ready, pour over ice and serve. You can either leave the ingredients in or strain everything out.

Mixed Melon H2O Infused Water

  • A ½ cup of cubes of cantaloupe
  • A ½ cup of cubes of watermelon
  • A ½ cup of cubes of honeydew
  • 1 liter of water
  • Ice to serve
  • Put all the melon cubes into a large pitcher, and then pour water over them. Chill the ingredients for a few hours and then serve over ice.

Rosemary and Grapefruit Infused Water

  • Two quartered grapefruits
  • ½ springs of rosemary
  • 1 liter of water
  • Ice
  • Place the slices of grapefruit, rosemary and the water into a pitcher. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator so that the rosemary will release its flavor and serve over ice.

So the next time you have a gathering at your independent living facility, serve a refreshment that’s not just healthy, but tasty!

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