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According to the National Resources Defense Council, 90 percent of what you pay for a bottle of water goes toward packaging, shipping, and advertising; and many bottles wind up in landfills, where they might take thousands of years to decompose. Plus: If you’re going to buy flavored waters, they could be bulked up with added colors, sugars, and other unhealthy agents. Skip the store, then, and mix these up yourself. Try these genius tricks to drink more water every day.
Jalapeño and watermelon waterPhoto by Matthew Cohen
In this zesty recipe from Food Network, you’ll find juicy watermelon loaded with vitamins A and C, and spicy jalapeños containing capsaicin, which causes the body to release endorphins. That happiness hormone creates an energizing rush. Drinking the recommended amount of water every day has a lot of healthy benefits.