So I’m on day 11 of no processed sugars and no artificial sweeteners. It’s going good, but I know that I am not getting enough to drink. Up until two weeks ago, I met my daily liquid intake through drinking artificially sweetened tea. But now that is no longer an option and honey is too expensive for me to be putting into 8 cups of tea a day. I still haven’t jumped on the stevia bandwagon. I want to be careful with my choices. I am still allowing myself natural sugars (in moderation), and I’m not intentionally cutting carbs. I’m not following any certain plan—I just know that I have a sugar addiction and I have got to get it under control. And we all know that water is essential to be healthy. But who sits around craving tap water?
Below are some ideas on some natural ways to spruce up your drinking water. In all instances, regardless of combination, chunk/slice your fruit/veggie and add your herb in whole form (unless it’s the sliced ginger root or sliced vanilla bean). Put your selections into the water jug with the water and let set for 2 – 24 hours.
**Note: Some of the sugars from the fruit will transfer to the water.**
Here is a cropped Glycemic Index chart of only fruits and veggies. Click on the chart to go to the South Beach Diet website for a full GI chart of most foods.
For some actual recipe blends and some more recipe ideas, check out SpaWaterRecipes.com.
Do you have your own favorite combo? List below for all of us to enjoy!
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