Be a smart sipper by jazzing up your water

/ Source: TODAY

Hydration is crucial if you want to feel your best. Good ol' H2O is your best bet when it comes to being a smart sipper. It contains no calories, no sugar and no artificial ingredients — not to mention its countless health benefits.

Lemon water with fresh lemons and green plants.Shutterstock

But sometimes we just want something a little more exciting, right?

To give water more pizazz without adding anything artificial, try these ideas:

  • Add cucumber, orange, or lemon slices to your water for a refreshing, tasty twist.
  • Love bubbles? Try naturally flavored seltzer waters— carbonated water with a shot of fruit flavor. They come in delicious varieties like green apple, pomegranate, cherry — even coconut. You can add a splash of 100% fruit juice to create your own smart, low-cal “soda.”
  • Fun flavored teas are also great hydrators. Serve them chilled like my Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea, or enjoy a warm mug of tea on a chilly day. Craving something with a little kick? Brew a cup of delicious Ginger Green Tea. The aroma alone will make you swoon!

Try the recipes:

Peach-Raspberry Tea.

Ginger Green Tea

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