Our bodies are more than 70% water. It’s no wonder that hydration is so important!
Despite all of this, 3 in 4 Americans are dehydrated.
As a mama, the health benefits of hydration have never been more important.
Hydration is crucial whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or post breastfeeding!
There are benefits at all three stages, many of which help your overall wellness.
Those annoying headaches, that fatigue, and your brain fog? Dehydration could be to blame.
Luckily, it’s easy to up your water intake, especially with our Hydration Booster electrolyte powder. We dove into that in a recent post, and now we’re sharing some of our favorite infused water recipes and benefits.
Benefits of Electrolyte Infused Water
Adding herbs, fruit infuses, and electrolyte powders can make the flavor of water much more enjoyable!
Plus, the fruit and additives give your body extra vitamins and minerals that you wouldn’t be getting with plain water.
And when your body is properly hydrated, everything runs smoothly.
As you drink more water, you’ll start to see benefits like extra energy, reduced fatigue, stimulated muscles, less cramps, and even a heavier milk supply if you’re breastfeeding.
Infused Water for Weight Loss
Hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle and proper weight loss. Water keeps everything running smoothly.
No matter the type (meaning infused or not), H20 is a natural detox water that helps toxins move through the body.
It’s necessary for energy, and it’s important to keep levels up if you’re doing a lot of exercising (aka sweating)!
An increased water intake boosts your metabolism and may even help burn extra calories when you drink it cold.
And because water provides energy, you’ll be less likely to turn to sugary drinks and food for a quick pep in your step.RELATED: How to Safely Lose Weight Postpartum
How to Make Infused Water
Infused water can be made in so many different ways! You can dream up practically anything!
Add thinly sliced fruit and herbs like basil leaves, mint leaves, citrus fruits, or other fresh fruit.
Pro-tip: Make sure to keep it cold! To prevent bacteria growth, place the infused water in the fridge after 2 hours or add ice. If you happen to be making fruit infused water for a party, make sure to keep ice in it at all times.
Hydrating Electrolyte Infused Water Recipes
For each recipe, simply add the ingredients to a glass, water bottle, or mason jar, stir, and enjoy!
It’s best to use filtered water for less contaminants, but tap water will work too!
Cucumber Mint Infused Water
12 oz water
4 to 5 ice cubes
4 slices cucumber
2 to 4 leaves mint
Raspberry Lemon Infused Water
12 oz water
¼ cup raspberries
2 slices lemon
Blueberry Mango Infused Water
12 oz water
⅛ cup blueberries
3 frozen mango cubes
Watermelon Mint Infused Water
12 oz water
4 watermelon cubes
2 to 4 pieces fresh mint
Best Electrolyte Powder for Infused Water Recipes
It doesn’t matter how much water you’re drinking if you aren’t also consuming electrolytes.
Did you know that electrolytes are responsible for actively hydrating the cells?
When you drink water, the electrolytes take the water molecules to the cells for absorption. Without them, your H20 isn’t doing anything!
One way that we recommend giving your body a great source of electrolytes is with our Hydration Booster.
This electrolyte-infused powder helps your body achieve optimal hydration for mental clarity, energy, less fatigue, a better milk supply, and so much more.
It supplies over 70 trace minerals and other bioavailable ingredients in just one serving. Not only that, but it doesn't contain any added sugars or artificial sweeteners like many other electrolyte powders on the market.
The clean, innovative formula tastes like a delicious and refreshing coconut water drink, so it’s just as enjoyable as it is beneficial!
What do you say, mama? Are you ready to drink more water?
Bonus... here is Majka's Hydration Booster compared to other popular electrolyte powders: