The Health Benefits of Infused Water
Clear skin! Weight loss! Detox! You see lots of claims about the health benefits of drinking water infused with all kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs. But let’s be honest. What are you really getting out of that admittedly gorgeous glass of infused water?
Infused water is very popular. Nothing beats the taste of ice cold fruits infused water. Cold, crisp and just deeelish! Simply adding sliced lemon to plain water certainly elevates the taste as the water takes on a subtle citrus flavor. And over time you might see a bit of pulp floating around in there, too. But the small amount of juice and pulp that mixes with the water gives it only a slight nutritional boost.
To raise the amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other beneficial nutrients in your glass of your infused water, you should actually squeeze the juice of the fruit into it.
Here are a few benefits of drinking infused water:
- Great source of vitamins C and B, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber
- Helps relieve gas and bloating
- Can ease inflammation in your joints
- Weight loss, clear skin
Add half a cup of fresh raspberries, a thinly sliced lemon, and three mint leaves to a pitcher of water.
Thinly slice half a cucumber and one lemon. Then, add the slices to a pitcher of water. This is a great morning drink since it can help beat belly bloat and boost your energy!
Cube one cup of fresh watermelon and add it to a pitcher of water. Then, stir in between four-six mint leaves. If you don’t want your water to have a powerful mint flavor then only use about four leaves (or even less if you prefer). Remember, you can always add more mint flavoring, but once the leaves have infused into the water you can’t take the taste away.
Add a thinly sliced apple (without the seeds) and one cinnamon stick to a pitcher of water. There’s really no right and wrong when it comes to measurements, so if you want a stronger flavor then add less water. On the flip side, if you simply want a hint of flavor then use more water.
This drink is often referred to as a flat belly drink. Plus, the apple in this recipe offers good-for-you nutrients that boost immunity and fight cancer.
Add half a cup of fresh blueberries, two thinly sliced kiwis, and three mint leaves to a pitcher of water. Aside from the deliciousness, there are plenty of health benefits packed into this drink. The blueberries are a great “brain food” and the kiwis and mint leaves support digestive health.