Rise :: Water!

All hail the gift of H2O! Mamas, please remember to stay hydrated during this beautiful summer. Hydration helps aid in digestion, clears the mind (85% of your brain tissue is water!), flushes toxins, reduces stress, nourishes the skin, speeds metabolism, and ensures milk production if you are breastfeeding. 

A few tips to boost hydration:

- Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning

- Use a beautiful glass, goblet, mason jar, or fancy water bottle to make the task feel special 

- Keep a lovely pitcher of water on your table; sometimes the simple act of pouring can be addictive  

- Sip herbal teas

- Experiment with adding fruits and herbs to create refreshing and hydrating beverages (without added sugar). Even simple cucumber water (Potassium! Antioxidants!) does the trick. Click here for more recipes:http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water

- Stash water bottles in your fridge so you can grab and go on your way out

- Grub on hydrating foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, apples, and cantaloupe.