It's one of the most important things that we need to do when the temperatures soar in the summer like they are right now - staying hydrated.

The only problem with staying hydrated is, well, water is boring.

But I came across a gadget that perfectly solves that problem.

It's a pretty simple gadget, really, a run of the mill stainless steel water bottle, but with a unique feature - a cup at the bottom that you add fruit to, which infuses your water with the fruit's flavor.

Photo by Justin Louis

All you do is put in a few slices of whatever fruit you want, twist the cup to mash it up, and screw it back onto the water bottle.

Lately, I've been going with strawberries and lemon. I also throw in just a touch of natural sweetener to end up with my own strawberry lemonade.

The other good part is the fact that you can refill it throughout the day and still keep the flavor of the fruit.

Sure, the flavor weakens a bit as the concoction gets diluted throughout the day, but still, if you're somebody who doesn't get excited by the thought of drinking the nearly half gallon of water a day that experts recommend, this is a great way to get the hydration you need while actually enjoying it!

The bottle that I have is called the "Aqua Zinger", but there are a couple different versions out there.

What do you like to add to your water to make it a little less boring? Head over to our Facebook page and tell us your favorites!

 

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