Need a boost of energy? Whether it’s a cup of coffee to start the day or an energy drink to meet a deadline, sometimes we all need a boost to get us through the day. However, extra caffeine and artificial energy drinks might not be the healthiest choice. Did you know that water could improve your productivity? Staying hydrated might be the extra step you need to replace those sugary, caffeinated drinks that many of us have begun to rely on to get work done.
Although there can be a number of reasons you may be feeling sluggish like lack of sleep, diet or an underlying health problem, it could also be from a lack of water. According to Active, dehydration can lead to fatigue because it impacts the flow of oxygen to the brain and causes the heart to work harder to pump oxygen to all the organs, making us more tired and less alert.
This is why it’s so incredibly important to have a water bottle, like your Glasstic, on hand. Staying hydrated is an important part of your overall health and wellness. Hydration is also a mood booster, can prevent headaches, enhance weight loss and improve physical performance.
Although drinking water has so many benefits, sometimes we are just feeling a little sluggish because it has been a long day. This is when many of us will turn to those cups of coffee or energy drinks for an extra boost. However, there are natural ways to help improve your energy, like fruit-infused water recipes. We’ve listed our favorite recipe and fruits that will give you the extra boost you need to get through the day.
Budget Savvy Diva, has provided an energy boosting detox water recipe that is simple to make and won’t break the bank. Many of us don’t realize it, as the cost is about $3 a day, but coffee addictions get expensive! According to Fox News, millennials spend about $1,100 a year on coffee.
Budget Savvy’s recipe includes: water, ice, 2 slices of lemon, a few blueberries, a few blackberries, 1 strawberry slices, 2 slices of cucumber, and 2 slices of orange.
There are a number of reasons this is a great energy booster! The first reason, it’s delicious, which makes you drink more water and stay more hydrated. The next reason, the ingredients! Lemons are a natural energizer and also are great for kick starting the metabolism. Strawberries are another energy booster and provide a great and refreshing flavor to the water. Lastly, orange is another energy booster and provides extra support to your immune system, which is a great benefit as we head into the fall season.
If you’re not craving this fruit-infused recipe, you can easily make your own with energy boosting ingredients. We’ve listed a few of our favorite fruits that can help get you through the day.
Goji Berries: These berries may be small, but they contain many nutrients and even anti-aging and antioxidant properties. These antioxidants have many benefits, including giving the body more energy.
Apples: Add some sliced apples to your fruit-infused recipe! Apples are a great source of fiber and high in antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are known to fight stress, inflammation, and help with energy.
Dark Berries: Whether it’s blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, these fruits are great tasting and may be a good energy boosting food, especially when the body is craving something sweet!
No matter the recipe, make sure you have your Glasstic on hand to help you stay hydrated, productive and healthy. Share your favorite energy boosting tips with us on social @GlassticBottle.