10 ways to increase your water intake

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Keeping topped up with water helps flush out toxins and aids digestion, so making sure you're getting enough H2O is key to kicking off 2016 with a healthy start. The European recommendation is at least eight glasses of water per day. If you're not sipping anywhere near that, check out these 10 ways to up your water intake now:



1. Add fruit slices to water bottles for a refreshing, naturally fruity taste. Lemon and lime wedges add a great citrus twist helping to make water more appealing.

2. Why not swap morning cups of tea to hot water with freshly squeezed orange, rich in Vitamin C , giving you a tasty pick-me-up?

3. Drink water before and after every meal, it’s a great way to increase water consumption as part of your daily routine.

4. Bring a bottle of water everywhere. Having a bottle of water in your handbag, car, back-pack and placed beside the bed can increase water consumption; it also enables you to keep a track of how much you’re drinking.

5. If you love fizzy drinks, try to gradually cut down by drinking water for half of all your drinks, then eventually one fizzy drink per day, and then one per week. Once you start cutting down, your taste buds will change and eventually you won’t need the same sweetness.

6. Add some sparkle to the day with sparkling water, which has all the same benefits, but a little more fizz.

7. Keep a diary of how much water is consumed per 24-hour period. By tracking the daily intake, it highlights how little you're drinking in comparison to the daily recommended amount.

8. Technology plays a large part in society, so set a reminder on your phone or email account to encourage water intake throughout the day.

9. Encourage every member of the family to get involved so that you get into the habit of drinking more water together

10. Embrace the child from within and add vibrant, colourful straws to water bottles. You’re likely to sip more when using a straw than just sipping water.

Tips from Aqua Pura. Naturally filtered from rocks rich in minerals, Aqua Pura natural mineral water is drawn from the heart of the British countryside.

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