Drink plenty of water, give the body what it needs. Drinking water is healthy. Your body needs about 1.5 liters of water a day, that is generally known. But do we drink enough water because of this? Not really. Water is seen by some as boring and tasteless and that is why it is faster to opt for soft drinks or fruit juices. Sad, because of water you can make a very nice drink yourself: with fresh herbs and fruit. First we explain why water is so healthy and then we give you ten tips to make your glass of water better! How do you know if you are drinking enough water.
The body (of an adult) consists of approximately 60% water. Every day a large amount of fluid leaves the body through the skin (if you sweat), when you go to the toilet but also through the breathing. The amount of fluid you lose differs per person. This depends on a number of factors such as age, gender and weight, but physical effort also plays a role. To compensate for the fluid that you lose per day, you must drink enough. We need about 1.5 liters of water per day. In normal circumstances, adults need about 2.5 liters of water per day. We get about 1 liter of water from food so there is still 1.5 liters left. A glass of water is the best way to get enough moisture. But also in other products you will find moisture, such as in tea and fruit. Why you must drink water when you get up in the morning.
The kidneys remove all waste and purify the blood. What remains are the waste products that leave the body via urine. Water is therefore important for the kidneys and for the removal of waste.
Everything you eat ends up in the stomach that changes everything into small particles with the help of stomach acid. The important nutrients from food are absorbed into the blood (which consists mainly of water) and transported to the right places in the body.
Below you will find ten variations for fruit and herbs in your water. Cut the large pieces of fruit into slices or pieces. You can add small twigs or leaves from the herbs. You can decide for yourself how much fruit and herbs you like.
1. Mint and slices of lime
2. Slices of lime and lemon, cucumber and mint
3. Basil, strawberries and lemon
4. Mint and watermelon
5. Apple, a slice of lemon and mint
6. Slices of lemon and thyme
7. Slices of lemon and orange
8. Melon and cucumber
9. Raspberry, slice of lemon and mint
10. Cucumber, mint and a slice of lime
You can experiment with combinations and see which flavor you like best! There are even special water bottles with a filter for the fruit for sale. Which combination is your favorite? Good hydration in the summer.
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