How to Make Your H20 Fun

By Jennifer Okorie, Contributing Writer

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Fruit combined with water. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Fruit combined with water.
Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

It’s a New Year and resolutions are continuously being made.

Some resolutions include exploring more, getting straight As or even saving more money. While these are all great, we can’t forget about what is going into our bodies.

Drinks such as soda, juice and coffee are high in sugar and calories and can often lead to weight gain. Water is vital to our health. While water is nutritious, some may not like it due to its simplicity. I’ve heard it all before: “Water is boring.” “Water doesn’t have any taste.” The list goes on and on. I have a solution to these complaints: drink fruit-infused water.

Almost any fruit can work and, lucky for us, students on the Montclair State campus have access to a variety of fruit on campus.

Students can get fruit from the Sam’s Place and Freeman dining halls, Which Wich and so many more venues on campus. You can simply bring in a reusable water bottle (which helps the environment), fill it up with some water, put a few pieces of fruit in it and you’re good to go.

You’re probably wondering what the benefits to drinking more water are. Some major benefits of drinking more water include:

1. Water can help control your calorie intake.
It is sometimes hard to figure out when you are hungry or thirsty because both feelings are simliar. The next time that you feel that you are hungry, try drinking some water, wait about 25 minutes and see if the feeling of hunger goes away.

2. Water helps promote healthy skin.
Our body is about 60 percent water, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have to drink any. Water is very important to drink if we want to achieve a clear, wrinkle-free face.

3. Water can give you energy for days.
Sure, you may think caffeine is the way to go, but I think otherwise. Water gives us so much energy because when we are hydrated, we are energized and ready to take on the day.

If you decide to try out fruit infused water, after you finish your water, you can eat the fruit, too. Fruits have so many nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin A, so you can’t go wrong by doing so.

With all this being said, let’s cut out the sodas, juices and coffee drinks and simply drink more water.

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