We’re in for a few really hot days. This means we also need to find great, easy and tasty ways to keep cool and hydrated. The best way to do this is by drinking water. An even better way to ensure that you get your daily water intake is through infused water. Adding fruits and herbs to water completely changes the taste of the water.
Making infused water is easy; you simply fill a container with ice-cold water and add a few pieces of fruit. There you have it, easy, delicious infused water that the whole family can enjoy. Drinking water purifies the system and leaves you feeling hydrated. By adding fruit to the water you are actually adding additional vitamins and minerals.
Different fruits are beneficial to the body in different ways. Here are a few fruits we’d recommend adding to your water and the benefits they have:
Cucumbers are known for their hydrating properties. It goes without saying then that adding cucumber to your water will give it an extra hydrating boost. Cucumber is also used to reduce bloating and puffiness caused by inflammation.
Lemons are great for detoxing the body. They also assist in reducing bloat and help fight water retention in the body.
Watermelon and Strawberries
Watermelons and strawberries are super high in antioxidants and work wonderfully as a fruit infusion for your water. Additionally, they also boost the immune system.
Pineapple and Lime
Pineapples are known for their ability to aid the digestive system. Adding a few slices of pineapple to your infused water will give it a tangy and sweet taste. Lime, on the other hand, is a great detoxifier as well as a digestive aid.
Many people regard blueberries as one of the healthiest fruits in the world. This is because of the high levels of antioxidants present in these tiny power fruits.
Oranges are extremely high in Vitamin C and therefore adding just a few slices of orange to your infused water will boost your immune system. It also possesses the properties to alkalize the body.
The best herbs to add to infused water are mint, rosemary, thyme and basil. Both basil and mint have the ability to soothe the stomach as well as detoxify.
Here are a few of our favourite infused water ideas:
- Strawberry, Lime, Mint and Cucumber
- Rosemary and Lemon
- Blueberry, Basil and Orange
- Ginger Root, Basil and Lime
- Watermelon and Mint
- Thyme and Lemon
- Cucumber and Mint
- Cinnamon and Orange
- Lime and Mint