Thursday, January 21, 2010;
In Denise Austin's latest book, "Denise's Daily Dozen," she recommends making water more enticing by adding one of the following ingredients. "I feel like I'm at a spa when I do this, and it makes it a lot easier to drink the required eight glasses of water a day," she writes.
1. Slices of cucumber
2. Orange wedges
3. Shredded ginger
4. Mint leaves
5. Chopped strawberries
6. Two splashes of grapefruit juice
7. Lemon slices
8. A peppermint tea bag
9. Green tea drops (available at most health food stores)
10. A teaspoon of cranberry juice
11. Celery sticks
12. Ice cubes made from orange juice
SOURCE: "Denise's Daily Dozen: The Easy, Every Day Program to Lose Up to 12 Pounds in 2 Weeks" by Denise Austin. Copyright 2010. Reprinted by permission of Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group Inc.