Infused Water Recipes: An Easy Way To Stay Hydrated

Infused Water Recipe

Water has a big role to play in keeping our body healthy. Staying adequately hydrated helps to expel unwanted toxins, boosts metabolism, reduce excess weight, speeds up digestion, makes skin radiant and healthy, and more. One of the simplest ways to drink it more, is to make your water colorful and tasteful. Now the obvious question is how can you do it? The answer is Infused Water!  This water is not just nutritious, but also visually more appealing. Let us look at some healthy infused water recipes.

What is Infused Water?

Infused Water RecipeInfused water is made with colorful and delicious fruits, herbs, and spices that benefits your body in myriad of ways. This concept is based on putting your choice of fruit in a container filled with water and enjoy its mild, and light taste. You can use several delectable combinations of herbs, and fruits.

The longer the fruit/spice/herb stays in water, the stronger the taste of water. All it takes is fifteen minutes, to get a nice, and flavorful water that is enriched the goodness of the added ingredient. Once the water loses its taste (that is after 8-10 hours), you need to discard it, and refill it using some other interesting infused water recipe. The real advantage of this method is to increase hydration.

Infused Water Recipes

1. Cinnamon, and Apple Infused Water

Advantages :

Apple is a rich source of phytonutrients that aids in reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body. It prevents heart ailments, cancer and respiratory disorders. Cinnamon is beneficial for cholesterol and weight reduction. It has antioxidants, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Here is the recipe :

Add a two-inch cinnamon stick in a liter of water. Let it stay overnight. Now in the morning add thin slices of one-fourth red apple to this mixture. Let it stay for another twenty minutes. Your healthy beverage is ready.

2. Orange Ginger Infused Water

This is another very simple, and delicious drink that works great in summers.

Advantages :

Oranges are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C that protects your body from DNA damage as well as keeps your heart healthy. Ginger is touted as an anti-inflammatory agent that is beneficial to reduce muscle pain, boost digestion, and protect your body from heart ailments.

Here is the recipe :

Take an inch ginger and crush it. Take half an orange, peel it and cut it into slices. Now add both of them in one-liter water. Keep it for two hours in refrigerator.

3. Refreshing Peach and Peppermint Infused Water

Advantages :

This is a great refreshing beverage especially in summer season. It has a cooling effect on the body. Mint boosts digestion and possess antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-tumor properties. Peach works as a powerful regenerative and rejuvenation agent.

Here is the recipe :

Chop some fresh peppermint leaves and slice medium sized peach. Add both of them to one-liter water. Let them remain in it for fifteen minutes. You will notice your water has got nice color and a delicious minty aroma.

4. Cucumber Basil and Strawberry Infused Water

Advantages :

Strawberries are touted among the key anti-inflammatory agents that prevents diabetes and enhances insulin resistance in the body. It is helpful in fighting off various kinds of cancer. Basil leaves is a great antioxidant and detoxifying agent. It also inhibits cancer cell spread of cancer cells in the body. Cucumbers are low in calories and have high content of water in it. It reduces cholesterol, prevents acne, and eliminates toxins.

Here is the recipe :

Take ten strawberries slices, five freshly chopped basil leaves and ten cucumber slices and add it into one-liter water. Keep the mixture in refrigerator for about ten minutes. Enjoy the drink.

5. Black Grape Lime Infused Water

Advantages :

Black grapes prevent proliferation of cancer cells, reduce cholesterol, and suppress accumulation of platelets in the body. Lime is a rich source of vitamin C. This antioxidant increases defense mechanism in the body, enhances skin, and hair health, and reduce arthritis pain.

Here is the recipe :

Slice fifteen to twenty black grapes in half. Cut lime into two equal parts. Add both of them in one-liter water. Allow it to stay for twenty minutes. Relish your drink.

6. Gooseberry Cumin Infused Water

Advantages :

Indian Gooseberry, also called as ‘Amla’ is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It boosts digestive system, and protects liver, kidneys and neurons in the body. Cumin seed is an effective immune boosting agent that supports digestion and has a cooling effect on the body.

Here is the recipe :

Add a teaspoon cumin seeds into one liter of water. Let it stay overnight. In the morning, add ten sliced gooseberries into the mix. Steep for ten minutes. Your drink is ready.

Conclusion

The feeling of opening the fridge to find a jug of colorful infused water tempts me to drink it more. These are some of the enjoyable and healthy ways to drink water and keep yourself hydrated. Hope you loved this article on infused water recipes. If you really do then share your experience with us. Stay cool, stay hydrated always!

 

Aditi Gulecha

Aditi Gulecha is a software engineer who is an ardent follower of DIY Natural Home Remedies. She is a writer who is inclined towards natural and organic lifestyle. She loves to include homemade kitchen remedies / herbal products / Ayurvedic household remedies in her day to day life.

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