Fruit Infused Water

Water should be our main beverage choice throughout the day, but ensuring we drink enough water each day can be a task for all of us.  This proves to be difficult for many people even more so during hot summer months when it’s more important than ever to keep hydrated.  When we choose our beverages we need to avoid those sugar filled beverages that provide us with empty calories.  Replace sugary beverages with fruit infused water, fresh or frozen fruit will work.  Get your kids involved, have them choose their favorite fruit, with a few ice cubes and then just add water – this can be their go to drink this summer and all year round.  Your fruit options are endless; oranges, lemons, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, raspberries, peach, etc.  My favorite is mixed frozen berries!  To make things fun, have your children try a different fruit infused beverage each week to see what fruit they enjoy the best!

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Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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