We all know drinking water is important. After all, water makes up more than two thirds of the human body. Despite the importance of water, many of us don’t get enough. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue, which is something an estimated seventy-five percent of Americans suffer. Water is vital to virtually just about every bodily function. It lubricates digestion, regulates body temperature, flushes out toxins, and transports nutrients throughout the body.
Yet, despite all it does, water can sometimes taste…boring! Luckily, there are many ways to give it added flavor, so you’ll actually look forward to drinking it up! These 10 water-infused recipes don’t just taste fantastic, they also provide your body with even more benefits than sipping on water alone. Check out these 10 ways to infuse water and be inspired to drink to your health!
Strawberry and Basil
This drink tastes like summer and will have you glowing from the inside out. The tart, sweet strawberries provide the perfect contrast to the savory and very aromatic basil. Both ingredients fill this water with vitamin C, which boosts immunity and keeps skin looking its absolute best!
For a water that is as refreshing as it is calming, we can’t recommend this one enough! Lavender is known for its relaxing scent and blueberries, with their abundance of antioxidants and phytonutrients, are known to do the same. The rich colors of both ingredients will have you feeling totally at ease.
Cucumber and Jalapeño
This water is the ultimate detoxifier. The cucumber contains citrulline, an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. And the jalapeño is packed with capsaicin, which boosts the body’s metabolism. As an added benefit, we think the spiciness will have you jumping for joy.
Apple and Cinnamon
Just like sipping on apple juice, but without the added sugar and preservatives. Instead, this beverage is full of ingredients known to cleanse and detoxify the body. Apples are high in insoluble fiber and pectin, which soaks up toxins and sweeps them through the intestines. The cinnamon provides the potent antioxidants and perfect amount of sweetness.
Rosemary and Grapefruit
Piney, tangy and totally delicious, this water will have you feeling refreshed and light as a feather. Rosemary has been shown to improve digestion, and grapefruit, with its fat burning enzyme and citric acid content, has been known to ease digestion and burn fat.
Raspberry and Lime
With a touch of sweetness and a dash of tartness, this is the perfect refreshment. To make it even better, limes and raspberries work wonders for digestion. Thanks to the flavanoids and citric acids in lime and the fiber in the raspberries, you’ll be feeling totally refreshed.
Watermelon Detox Water
Watermelon is the perfect fruit to add to water. It’s juicy and sweet and makes any drink taste like a warm day in July. Plus, watermelon contains a ton of vitamin A, so you’ll skin will get that great summer glow as well.
Grapefruit, Orange and Lime
The citrus trio is absolute perfection. Satisfying and sweet, water has never tasted better. Loaded with fiber, which promotes a healthy digestive system, and filled with vitamin C and potassium, this threesome will keep you healthy and hydrated.
Lemon, Cucumber and Mint
Lemon alone makes for a powerful detox drink; helping to cleanse the body. But when you add mint and cucumber, this drink elevates to a whole new level. The mint, an herb known to aid in digestion, doubles the detoxing benefits, and the cucumber provides anti-inflammatory properties. Drink up and feel invigorated!
Blackberry, Cherry and Lime
This water not only looks beautiful, it will have you feeling that way too! Blackberries and cherries are rich in antioxidants, and vitamins A and C, all of which are known to benefit hair and skin. The lime offers the perfect tart contrast to these sweet fruits while also benefiting your digestion.
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