Drink just water, but add some flavour!

As part of the Water Challenge, we're asking Australians to 'Drink Just Water' this March. Here's some recipe ideas to add a bit of healthy extra flavour to your water!

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6 Feb 2017 | AU
Take the Water Challenge! Drink just water for 14 or 30 days this March, to improve your health and help provide lifesaving safe water to some of the world’s poorest communities, as part of WaterAid’s Water Challenge.  Safe water is essential for life and good health, yet 650 million people worldwide don’t have access to it. The Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event in March, coinciding with World Water Day on 22 March, and it’s free to enter. 

To get involved and find out more please visit: www.waterchallenge.org.au 

It might sound hard to make just water your only beverage for 14 or 30 days, but there are many ways of making water exciting, and heaps of health benefits to drinking water. 

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Why not add some fruit, herbs or spices to your water to make it more interesting and nutritious. Check out our recipes for exotic spice water, sensual rose water, super water packed with super foods and refreshing citrus water.  

Citrus Water

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Rose Water

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Spice Water

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Super Water

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There are many benefits of drinking just water. The benefits include:
• Water improves digestion
• Water boosts the immune system
• Water promotes healthy skin
• Water boosts energy
• Water hydrates your body
• Water aids weight loss
• Water provides PH balance 
• Water has antibacterial and antiviral properties
• Water reduces inflammation 

One in ten people do not have access to safe, clean water, and many women and children waste hours each day walking to collect water. Safe water and sanitation underpin health, education and livelihoods, yet millions of people across the world live without these basic human rights.

Fundraising from WaterAid’s Water Challenge will go towards working with local partners to set up practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions that meet the real needs of our near neighbours in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.

WaterAid’s Water Challenge

When:
March 2017 
Who: Anyone can help transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by taking the Water Challenge to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.  
Why: Over 650 million, or one in ten, do not have access to safe water and almost 900 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. 
What: The Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event in March. There are several ways you can get involved: 
• Drink Just Water by challenging yourself to make just water your only beverage for 14 or 30 days in March 2017. 
• Walk for Water by walking or running 10,000 steps a day from 20-24 March 2017.
How: Registration is free at www.waterchallenge.org.au 
Hash tag: #waterchallengeAU

About WaterAid

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene. The international organisation works in countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 24 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit: www.wateraid.org/au