Infusing of water is popularly known by many for shedding unwanted pounds. Although it does do just that. There are so many more health benefits to drinking infused water.
A dieting consisting on little to no processed foods as well as increasing the intake of water has worked for many. Water naturally flushes the body’s system of fats and toxins for a healthier body.
Infused water is adding different kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs to cold water and letting it sit to pull the antioxidants and compounds. They help burn fat but also boosts the immune system, improves overall mood, cuts the appetite by feeling fuller for longer, makes organs healthier and keeps you hydrated. And these are just a few benefits of drinking fruit infused water.
Infusing different fruits, vegetables, and herbs work for a more specific purpose. Let’s have a look at some of the infused water recipes and what they are good for.
Lemon, Orange, and Mint
Lemons aid in digestion because of the antioxidants in the fruit that gets infused in the water. Orange does the same the same but also helps the circulatory system work better by improving circulation.
Mint is an excellent herb to pair with these two citruses because it makes the breath fresh. But it also activates the salivary glands and digestive enzymes in the gut for better digestion of food.
This infusion helps with heartburn and constipation, and the plus is that it is a great thirst quencher. Get a glass pitcher and add slices of the fruits, whether peeled or not and a few sprigs of the mint.
Fill the infuser water bottle with water and set aside for about two hours.
Mango, Ginger, and Cucumber
Another infusion mixture that aids in digestion as well is a combination of mango, cucumber, and ginger. Cucumber is a good flush especially for toxins, mango aids in digestion as well as boosts the sex drive and memory. Ginger also helps in digestion and is a great natural pain reliever.
Grape, Raspberry, and Cucumber
Cucumber is a fresh vegetable that works as a great toxin flush. But the combination of grape and raspberry along with cucumber creates a great refreshing drink that aside from cleaning the body also works as an anti-inflammatory agent from all the antioxidants in raspberries and grapes. Another great use of the grapes in this infusion is that it has cancer-fighting compounds.
To make this detox water, get a 1-litre bottle and fill it about half way. Add the raspberries and grapes after cutting them in bite size piece then add the cucumber in slices. You’ll need about half a medium size cucumber, a handful of grapes and another handful of raspberries. Add ice if desired and let sit for about an hour.
Pineapples, Pomegranate and Lemon
An alternative infusion is to mix pineapples, lemon, and pomegranate. The mix is like the raspberry-grape-cucumber infusion. A handful each (or about half cup) of the fruit and one lemon sliced.
This fruit infused water is a deep cleanse, detox and anti-inflammatory fix. It works more specifically with detoxing vital organs like the liver, kidneys, and stomach.
Lemon, Lime and Green Tea
Green tea by itself is a great detox drink that flushes the body of toxins and the compounds of polyphenols in green tea burn fat pretty quickly. The combination of the three ingredients makes a super infused that kicks fat to the curb in no time.
The mix of green tea with lemon and lime also doesn’t work so well for women who are pregnant and persons who have ulcers, heart or kidney problems. It would be best to replace the green tea with another ingredient.
Ginger, Lemon, and Cucumber
Another infused water idea to get the same desired effect for burning fat is cucumber, ginger, and lemon. As we know, cucumber is a natural flush and ginger is a pain reliever but also is a metabolism and immune system booster.
Add two bags of green tea, with one-half of a lemon sliced and a small lime sliced to a 1-litre bottle of water. Again adding ice is an option if you don’t want ice then set the bottle in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Pomegranate, Kiwi Fruit, and Cherry
Pomegranate has excellent qualities like being filled with antioxidants. Antioxidants help to promote heart health as well as flush the system of toxins and boost the immune system.
Kiwi fruit is a compact fruit with many attributes a few being that it helps regulate the proper functioning of the heart. It also prevents colon cancer by acting as a toxin remover.
Cherries work like kiwi but besides to those benefits cherry also reduces the risk of stroke and inflammation and is a great metabolism booster. Also, it holds tons of nutrients and adds great flavor to the water.
Blueberry, Apple, and Cranberry
Cranberry has been known as the popular detox fruit for many years because of its high antioxidant qualities. Its pairing with blueberries which also has a high antioxidant content as well as polyphenols fights infections, flushes toxins. But is also filled with vitamins and minerals. The combination of the three fruits is an exceptional antioxidant, immune booster.
All these fruit combinations are interesting and cool ways to boost up the water drinking experience. You can never go wrong as they all have incredible benefits. Just be sure the fruits are organic and not filled with pesticides for the best results.
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