BEST GIFTS FOR DRINKING YOUR WAY TO HEALTH
**This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information.** The human body is made up of about 60% water, and it needs constant fluid replenishment to keep functioning correctly. Dehydration is a serious problem, and all the more so because most people are chronically dehydrated and they don’t even know it! If you know someone who’s really into improving their health and wellness, why not consider buying them something to help them improve their hydration? You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you did something to help them feel better, and they’ll love you that much more for it. Everyone needs water to survive, and every health nut knows that they need to drink about half their body weight (in ounces, not pounds) to stay adequately hydrated. But, let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to drink that much water each day. I love drinking water, but even I admit sometimes I just want something with a little FLAVOR. That’s where this Hydracy fruit infuser water bottle comes in. You just add in the fruit and you’re good to go. You get flavor AND the added benefits of vitamins and minerals from the fruit you put in! This particular model holds 32 ounces (which means the average person only has to fill this up 2 or 3 times). While that might seem big to some, I love carrying that size around with me because it means I’m more likely to remember it’s there so I drink more… and I’m less likely to leave it, forgotten, somewhere. I’m kind of scatterbrained like that. I also love that this model comes with an ebook gift containing 25 infused water recipes, so if you (or the people you’re buying for) don’t know where to start, you’ll have some ideas to get you infusing and drinking more water right away! Don’t like the look of the fruit-infused water bottle (or don’t want everyone to know that you’re drinking the stuff? Infuse it, and then pour it into one of these stylish personalized water bottles. And if you have a strangely spelled name like I do, everyone will know whose bottle is whose, so there won’t be any confusion! If you’re buying the infuser bottle as a gift, consider buying one of these to go with it. That way your gift recipient will be able to choose how they’re going to drink their water. And speaking of water, do you know what’s in your city’s tap water? I do now, thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s Tap Water Database, and it’s totally disturbing. Of course, you can always try to just drink bottled water, but that would get pretty expensive. Plus, you’d be doing an awful lot of bad things to the environment with all those plastic bottles, unless you recycled them all. To my way of thinking, it’s much easier and less expensive to just get the water out of your tap. After all, you’re already paying for that water. Why not drink it? But, if your local water is anything like mine, there are an awful lot of things in it that you don’t necessarily want to put in your body, like chlorine and fluoride. So, you need a water filter that will take all that stuff out. Years ago, I looked into getting such a filter, but the only ones available at the time were expensive (costing hundreds and THOUSANDS of dollars) whole-plumbing reverse osmosis systems that just weren’t feasible. Fast forward to about a month ago, when I discovered the ZeroWater 23-cup water filtration dispenser and almost literally jumped for joy. This thing is affordable (and even more so when you read and learn from its top review), and it uses 5-stage ion exchange technology to remove 99.6% of total dissolves solids, including lead, fluoride, and more from your water. Ditch the bottled water habit and try this thing out instead … and buy one for all your friends while you’re at it, so they can experience the benefits of cheaper, more accessible, chemical-free water! Once you get your water filtered, if you don’t decide to diffuse fruit into it, you can brew some delicious, healthful tea. I was introduced to yerba mate more than a decade ago when I visited Uruguay. I fell in love with it then and have continued to drink it ever since – mainly because it has a ton of health benefits. You can read about some of them here. This particular brand of yerba mate hails from Argentina, but I still love it … mainly because of the brand name. It’s the same as the name of my firstborn! Last, but not least, how about giving the health-conscious individual in your life the gift of smoothies? I’ve loved smoothies for almost two decades now. The whole idea of getting a meal in a drinkable form, chock full of essential vitamins and minerals has always appealed to me. I’m not going to lie, I love food. But a smoothie is kind of like a healthy version of a milkshake (depending on what you put in it), so if it’s a choice between food and smoothie, I’m probably going to pick smoothie every time. Now, if it’s a choice between milkshake or smoothie, I might have a harder time picking, but smoothie will definitely win out over food. It’s more convenient, more compact, easier (and quicker) to fix, and it’s just awesome! My favorite tool to use when making smoothies is the Ninja Master Prep. This thing is reasonably price, super fast, easy to use, and (perhaps most importantly) easy to clean! Plus, it’s really durable. I use mine just about every day, and I’ve had it for over a year now. There are no signs of this thing giving up on me. It’s just that good! Sometimes it’s hard to know just what to put in to make the perfect smoothie — especially if you’re just starting out with them. That’s why you might need to add this book in if you decide to buy the Ninja Master Prep It’s the perfect complement, with over 100 recipes in it to help you create delicious, nutritious drinks that help you gain energy, lose weight, and just generally get healthier! Hopefully, by now, you have some ideas to get you started picking the perfect gift that will help your health conscious loved one drink their way to health. The gift of health is always one that is appreciated — and it’s one that keeps on giving day after day, year after year! What do you think? Do you like to improve your health through drinking? Are there any awesome gifts I’ve left our of this list? Let me know in the comments!