What makes fruit infused water so great
You may have heard of fruit infused water as it has become increasingly popular. If you haven’t heard of them I’m glad you stumbled upon this article. They are a wonderful and refreshing drink option. If you current drink plain water, time to spice things up and add some flavor. If you’re a big soda and juice drinker well it’s really time to read this and change those bad habits.
Let’s be honest, it is so easy to pick up a can of soda or bottle of juice and “quench” your thirst. Have you ever thought about how bad those are for you? So much refined sugar and it’s horrible for your body. Once in a while, it’s ok, but drinking them daily or multiple times a day is bad.
Fruit infused water is a great alternative. There is already a long list of the benefits of water, adding the fruit only increases the benefits more. Plus, it adds a bit of taste which is nice.
Benefits of fruit infused water
Let’s take a look at the benefits of fruit infused water over, say, a soda or juice…
- Less sugar
- Keeps you hydrated
- Boosts metabolism
- Lose weight
- Improves your mood
- Maintain a balance of body fluids
- Help control calories
- Energize muscles
- Healthier skin
- Helps kidneys
And the list goes on
How to infuse water
It’s super easy and only takes a few minutes to make prep. Start with a pitcher, they even have special pitchers(https://amzn.to/2LZ3in4) that will hold the fruit from coming out when you pour. If you’re an on the go person or want it for work, you might want to look at getting a fruit infuser bottle (https://amzn.to/2OwEjWG).
Cut up your fruits or whatever you’re putting in, throw them in the pitcher and add water. You’re going to want to wait 4 hours for the fruit flavors infuse into the water. You may even want to do it before bed and let it sit overnight.
I typically drink the water within the first day and then reuse the fruits for the second day. On the third day, I use new fruits. You can notice the second day isn’t as strong but it still works for me. You can even eat the fruits after if you want.
Fruit infused water recipes
Lemon & mint
Lemon water is the popular choice when it comes to infused water. There are health benefits including antioxidants, helps prevent kidney stones, boost your vitamin C levels and more. Put some lemon slices and mint leaves in your water and give it a go.
If you’re a fan of apple cinnamon flavor, this might be a great one for you. Plus, apples and cinnamon are both known to raise your metabolism.
Cucumber & lemon
Another recipe with lemons, you’ll notice this is common. We already know the benefits of lemons and cucumbers full of antioxidants, vitamin C, molybdenum, manganese, and beta-carotene.
Orange & grapes
This recipe is an amazing tasting blend. Plus, oranges are high in vitamin C along with flavonoid antioxidants.
Strawberry & lemon
Another recipe with lemons, who would have seen that coming?!?! Well, this is another great one and my go-to recipe. Lemons paired with strawberries taste delicious plus packs nutrient benefits similar to the other fruits.
Those are just a few recipes and there are plenty more out there. Plus you can experiment and make your own. Find the fruits you like and mix them together. Use blueberries, raspberries, coconuts, you name it. Try it.
Fruit Infused Water Benefits and Recipes Final Thoughts
It’s a small change to add to your life but there are numerous benefits to trying fruit infused water. If you’re looking to start making positive changes to your life to be healthier, I think trying fruit infused water is a good start. As you can see there are TONS of benefits plus with all the combinations, I’m sure you’ll find a couple recipes that you love. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions or comments.