flavored waterWe all know that drinking water is great for us, but sometimes we can get bored of the taste very easily. That means we fall off and don't drink enough of it and we can't afford to do that! With the warmer weather here, we need to stay properly hydrated. I know it gets boring drinking plain old water, but before you pour it down the drain and opt for a sugary drink, I have some suggestions for you. How about you try out naturally flavored water?

Not only will this make water seem more appetitzing, but it may also do wonders for your skin and waistline!

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I sometimes have to trick myself into drinking more water and when that happens I add either lemon or cucumber to it. This not only gives it a different flavor, but it is also benefitting me internally.

Dr. Shilip Agarwal confirms that I may have been onto something as she revealed that by flavoring your water naturally, you could help boost your metabolism! If you're looking to lose a few pounds or would like to be more consistent with your water intake daily, then you're going to love some of these suggestions.

Check them out below!

Lemon and water: With this classic drink, all you have to do is add slices of lemon. It's a great way to get your dose of vitamin c for the day and get that digestive system going. If you're not a fan of lemon, try another citrus fruit for the same effect.

Cucumber and water: If you're looking to fit in a dress by the weekend, this is the perfect combo for you. The cucumber acts like a diuretic which means you'll get rid of any puffiness and bloating.

Mint leaves: If you want that feel refreshed right away, add fresh mint to your water. It's perfect for that pick-me-up in the afternoon and helps food get distributed safely through the liver, gallbladder and relieves any stomach aches you may have.

Watermelon: Similar to cucumbers, watermelon is a natural diuretic and naturally sweetens your water. It also properly filters out your liver and kidneys from any harmful toxins.

Berries of all kinds: Whether you have blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries on hand, they are great to flavor water. Their anti-inflammatory agents are perfect for relaxing after an afternoon jog. The anti-aging properties also keep you looking youthful!

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Giselle Castro is the Editorial Assistant at Mamás Latinas. She loves anything involving film, fitness, nutrition, social media and catching up on the latest entertainment news.

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