Good day everyone!
Today I am sharing a little something my Mom turned me onto while visiting with her recently.
Drinking water with fresh herbs.
I am not much of a water drinker. However, I know it is is important and essential for our bodies and I am trying to increase my water intake. Quite frankly, I just don’t care for water.
I am a big coffee drinker and that surely is not my daily dose of fluids for the day. We are not much of soda people, so I don’t drink soda or juice hardly ever. Give me my cup of Joe, or two, or three and I am good to go!
My Mom grows all her own fresh herbs.
So she goes out into her garden and picks them and keeps them pretty on her table for easy pickin for drinking and cooking.
I will be sharing more of her gardens soon with you.
I have some fresh herbs of my own on the counter too. I made those herb pots a few weeks ago and I do have the rosemary and mint on hand.
I just need to get some lavender and a few cucumbers.
You can make this water to taste. A few cucumbers, snips of lavender, rosemary and some mint.
I was addicted to it and drank way more water than I did coffee those days.
I don’t think we realize how much water can improve our overall health. Such a simple thing to do.
Our bodies are composed of about 60% water.
The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
Water Can Help Control Calories.
For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.
Water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
This is a big one for me…I tend to get a lot of headaches, I know why!
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration. I am definitely not drinking enough water.
Off to the store now to pick up a few more herbs and cuces!
Hope this encourages you as well to up the water!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping over today. Always nice to see you.
If you are not a regular here, hope you decide to become one.
You are like my husband. He doesn’t care for water either. I drink it all the time. I will have to try adding herbs to mine. I only add lemon now.
I have some lavender & stevia for you honey!!
Wonderful! I will be over soon to get it:)
I wonder if i could put my Pineapple Sage in water? It sure smells delicious!
You bet you could! Mmm..that would be great Shannon.
I can honestly say I am not fond of drinking water..but I do..just not enough.I will try adding the herbs..thanks for sharing.
Yummy! I drink way more water when I add herbs or fresh fruit to it. Lately I’ve been adding a drop or two of lemon or citrus fresh essential oil to my water and I LOVE it!
ohhh that sounds great too Jill!
There is nothing like a cold glass of water infused with cucumber..but I have never added herbs to it…thanks for the tip!..Love your mom’s herb garden and look forward to seeing the rest of her gardens…have a great day!
I agree…I just went and visited your sister-in-laws place, WOW, those are some gardens Shirley.
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I have tried this and just don’t care for the taste. I am trying so hard to drink more water and less soda. I don’t dring coffee at all, never have cause I don’t like the taste of it! I know….I am weird! Have a great week, Deb!
That is too bad Pinky you don’t care for it…I love it so much!
I am a water drinker and I have some home grown herbs! WOW! Going to try this in my water. I must admit, nothing like water will quench my thirst but sometimes it is a little too BLAND. NOW COFFEE….ooh girlfriend, me and you are on the same page! I will HURT somebody QUICK about my coffee! LOL! Thanks for sharing and think I will be snipping some herbs this afternoon! Hugs and blessings to you my friend, Cindy
Back from my vacation and catching up here Debbie. I love this idea, I have herbs growing in a huge pot in my backyard, I’m going to start doing this. Can you imagine throwing some lemons in with mint? Add some guava syrup. Delish.