Wednesday, 20 April 2011

How to Drink Water

I went to see the nurse for a routine check-up this morning. She weighed me - you have to put on some weight for me – and took my blood pressure – low, you have to drink more water or you will pass out!

Want to have glowing skin? Want to relieve constipation? Want to lose weight? Want to think more clearly? Want to play at Wembley? The answer, it would seem, is always the same – drink more water! But mineral water is expensive and environmentally problematic. Tap water often just seems a bit blah. How do we force all this lovely, life enhancing H2O down our throats?

First, please always filter your water. It is worth installing a reverse osmosis filter in your kitchen if you can afford to.

Buy yourself a beautiful crystal or fancy glass water jug and a few gorgeous glasses. Fill the jug and add delicate flavourings:

* Slices of organic, unwaxed, lemon, orange or any other citrus fruit.

* A teaspoon of rosewater and the juice of half a lime.

* Thin slivers of cucumber (use a vegetable peeler to make elegant strips).

* Slices of ginger.

* A big sprig of fresh rosemary.

* Branches of fresh mint.


sanchi said...

very interesting

Sally said...

Sounds delicious - I shall try some of these concoctions.

Sarah said...

Try putting one or two cardamom pods in a 2l bottle of water- it is amazing- aromatic and refreshing

canalily said...

I just tried your cardamom water. It's gorgeous. Thank you