I like to drink water. Especially if it’s hot outside. I LOVE iced coffee and even the occasional sweet tea. As life would have it, neither of my loves are good for my physical health. (I’m convinced that coffee and tea are good for the soul, if not the body.) So I like to find ways to increase the nutritional value of the water I drink and not become bored with it. I put together a list of some of the ingredients I have infused in my water and their benefits.
Cleans the liver + encourages the liver to flush out toxins
Boosts immune system
Maintains pH balance (with warm water)
Promotes digestion + Boosts metabolic rate
Promotes healthy skin
Reduces joint and muscle pain (with warm water)
Best way to use it: in warm water (on an empty stomach) first thing in the morning.
You can see some yummy lemon infused water recipes here.
Lowers blood pressure
How I use it: in a pitcher of water left in the fridge overnight (combined with lemon)
Balances blood sugar
How I use it: boil + allow to steep + strain; left in the fridge overnight with lemon and cucumber
Blueberries/ Raspberries/ Blackberries
Low in calories
A major source of vitamins and nutrients
Lowers blood sugar
Maintains a healthy level of cholesterol
How I use it: left in the fridge overnight (combine with mint)
Combats stress and depression
Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties
How I use it: left in the fridge overnight (combine with mint and lemon)
Prevents kidney stones
How I use it: left in the fridge overnight (combine with vanilla or blueberries)
What are you infusing in your water? I’d love to try some new recipes so leave a comment below!