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With the arrival of summer, fluid intake naturally increases. An excellent option for us to vary on these hotter days to keep our bodies hydrated is flavored water. They are practical and easy to make, economical and highly healthy. The drink’s elegant and subtle flavor transforms any moment into a unique experience.

The combination can be made with fruits, vegetables, herbs or even spices. However, mix a few ingredients so that the flavor of the water is not spoiled. Up to three is ideal. Afterwards, add ice and let it rest for a period of one hour in the refrigerator so that the taste is more refined.

Among the fruits, there are plenty of good options: you can choose mandarin, lemon, orange, Persian lime, strawberry, melon, watermelon, blackberry, star fruit, pineapple and kiwi. For vegetables, for example, go for zucchini and the versatile cucumber. Mint, lemongrass, rosemary, ginger, basil, cloves, sage and cinnamon can be good choices among herbs and spices. Rose petals, always in the pesticide-free version, can also be part of the flavored water.

How many liters of water should we drink?

Fortunately, no one needs to do a calculation to figure out how much water to drink each day. The best mechanism for this measure is still the headquarters itself. So it’s worth trusting your biological senses than people who recommend drinking at least two liters of water every day, even against your will. The need for fluids varies greatly between people — it depends on age, diet, climate, activity and metabolism, among other factors.

Tips for making flavored water

Use filtered or mineral water

Wash all ingredients well

Use transparent jars so that the ingredients’ colors are visible

Put herbs or spices in the form of ice to enhance the flavor of your flavored water

To accentuate the flavor, squeeze some of the juice and mix it with the water.

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