Everyone is well aware of the importance of drinking adequate amounts of water. Despite this, it can be difficult to persuade people to drink enough water throughout the day. The temptation is always to choose a sugary carbonated and caffeine based beverage instead, but it tastes better, and it gives you a jolt of energy. But, in most cases, you can banish brain fog and improve your energy levels by drinking plenty of water. Let’s face it, even the best quality water can taste a little boring, but you can add plenty of taste by creating infusions.
What is a Water Infustion?
When you soak fruits, herbs, or vegetables in water overnight, they impart some of their taste and properties to that water they are soaking in. If you store that water in a refrigerator, you can have access to a flavored water that contains no processed sugars, caffeine, or artificial sweeteners. This makes a water infusion a great option for health conscious people, and it improves the taste. But there’s more; a water infusion can also have very specific health benefits depending on the ingredients that you choose. For this article, we have selected five of the best water infusion recipes that we could find.
- Blackberry and Mint
Blackberries and mint are known to contribute to glowing and health skin. If this infusion is drunk regularly, you should notice that your skin elasticity is improved, making it feel refreshed and younger looking. As an added bonus, blackberry and mint work very well together, and this infusion is particularly refreshing on a warm day.
Grapefruit is a healthy fruit to eat at breakfast, but it’s not particularly portable or convenient to eat when you’re on the go. Grapefruit isn’t a cure for obesity related issue, but it is known to be a significant fat burning food. This fruit also boosts the metabolism making it a great option for those interested in weight loss.
- Strawberry and Jalapeno
This combination doesn’t sound particularly appetizing, but you must try it and savor the taste for yourself. These two tastes go well together, and this is a fantastic infusion if you’re fighting off a cold. The strawberries supply the Vitamin C that you need, and that spicy after kick helps you to clear blocked sinuses.
- Apple and Cinnamon
This is pretty much an apple pie infused water that you can enjoy without all the calories. Both of these ingredients are packed with fiber that can contribute to good cardiovascular function and general hearth health. Some people say that these two ingredients can reduce the risk of certain cancers and diabetes, but we cannot confirm that.
- Lemon and Lime
Many people already add a twist of one or both of these fruits to their drinking water. They impart a wonderful zesty flavor, they aid digestion, the can relieve heartburn, and they even purify our blood supply!
Flavored water can be expensive, this is a waste of money, and you can make your own infusions at home. Consult your local certified water treatment specialist and ask them about a water filtration system for your home. This will give you access to high quality water for pennies on the dollar. Then soak your chosen ingredients in your filtered water overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, transfer your water infusion to a good quality drinking water bottle, and you can enjoy a cool and healthy water drink at any time.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.