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Refresh with naturally flavoured water

Refresh with naturally flavoured water

We all know how important it is to keep hydrated for over-all wellbeing. If you struggle to get your regular 6-8 glasses a day, there's a great way to turn a jug of water into something more exotic; and it's also really simple! 

Restaurants. hotels and cafes have been doing it for years, but now it’s your turn to transform your jug of water in to an invigorating summer drink by adding natural flavour to it. From melon to berries to lime, you can even use a vegetable like cucumber to give your plain old water a refreshing makeover. 

Flavoured water is a great alternative to high calorie sugary drinks that aren’t good for us and caffeinated beverages that usually leave us even more dehydrated. Making flavoured water can be as easy as cutting up some wedges of oranges, lemon or lime or you can mash up some strawberries and raspberries and add a touch of green with fresh mint or basil leaves from your garden. 

However if you’re really committed to the cause, investing in a water flavour infuser could be the way to go. 

There’s a variety of infuser options out there with everything from jugs to drink bottles available in stores such as Myer and Target or you can also purchase them online on sites.

Jugs generally come with an infusion rod or a strainer pitcher built in the lid – so if you don't want to combine the actual fruit pieces in with the water, an infuser jug is the way to go. Infuser jugs are ideal especially if you’re entertaining guests or spending most of the day outside. If t’s just for yourself, an infuser drink bottle is a great little contraption to take with you on a walk or in the car.

Written by Tahlia Pritchard. Republished with permission of Wyza.com.au.

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