Now why do I call this Spa water. Well when I see my wonderful esthetician, Alycia Tischler she always has a lovely pitcher with cucumbers. Sometimes next to the glass of water sits a packet of Emergen-C (get some free samples) if it is cold and flu season. It sets the tone. The Spa is about health and revitalization of the skin. Her water isn't plain tap water. Its got a little something something. If I had had strawberries, lemons, oranges or other tasty fruits I would have tossed those in, but I had a cucumber and I am pretty chill and if I can deal with what I got I do.
Another fantastic choice is putting a bit of high-grade essential oil into your drink. You MUST be extremely careful that you know that the source of your essential oil is 100 % pure plant & therapeutic grade before you would ever put it into your beverage I use Young Living products not just something from the co-op (and I love my co-op)! I use the peppermint oil in my water for the gym because it aids in digestion and peppermint helps with concentration & focus. When I feel like I need a bit of a detox I use lemon oil in the am. I have ordered some tangerine because that is also very refreshing and mixes things up. These oils are great for taking on a plane when you are stuck with that airplane air. It infuses something special into the water you are taking in. One drop goes a long way. These oils have many uses and they aren't cheap so I consider it an investment in my medicine cabinet when I purchase one of them. Regardless, you do not need fancy oils in your water, just toss in some fruit or herbs like basil or mint. Make it fun. Make sure you like the way it tastes otherwise you won't want to drink it.
How much water should you be drinking? Well it depends on how much you weigh. Take your weight and divide it by 2 and then you will have the number of ounces you need to take in on a daily basis. So if you weight 200 lbs divide it by 2 and you would need to drink 100 ounces of water a day. This does not include your coffee, sodas, or tea.
Water is so good for the body. In a book by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. called "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" he says that many of our health problems stem from the fact that we are all dehydrated. He says you should not treat thirst with medications. "You are not sick, you are Thirsty!" Check his book out. While you do that I am going to go finish the rest of my water...its calling my name.