Need to Drink More Water? Add Fruits & Veggies!
It can be really easy to go about our busy days without drinking very much water. Even though water is the absolute best drink for our bodies, it faces a lot of competition from less healthy, more flavorful drinks such as coffee, tea, sodas and juice.
My favorite way to encourage more water consumption for my family is to add slices of fruits or veggies. Which I’m sure comes as no surprise given that we are the Today I Ate A Rainbow family and we’re always looking for ways to add more color into our diets.
Adding fruits or vegetables slices gives such a delicious kick to your water! Lemon slices are fantastic, cucumber slices add a refreshing touch, strawberries deliver a hint of sweetness and the list goes on and on for the different fruits and vegetables that can be added. Not only does this add a tasty twist to your water, it also makes it more visually appealing and that can make a big difference when it comes to eating and drinking. We all “eat with our eyes” so it helps to make healthy food and drinks look great!
So if you and your family aren’t drinking as much water as you know you should be…add a little zing with colorful fruits and vegetables!
Happy Healthy Eating and Drinking.
Kia Robertson is a mom, author and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy eating habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @eatingarainbow to get more great ideas on how to get your kids eating a rainbow.