Would you like to limit the amount of fizzy drinks, or cut down on sugar filled beverages you consume? Try fruit infused water, it is a great alternative! The process is really simple, straightforward and can be easily prepared. Most importantly, it is an extremely healthy option.
Top spas from around the world have known for a long time about the benefits of fruit, herb and flower infused water. They promote the benefits of healthy hydration and strive to make their drinking water healthier,
aesthetically pleasing and more appealing for their guests. In some spas they supply the expertise of a spa water chef, to create unique water recipes that enhance, replenish and aid relaxation. The good news is that you don’t have to go to a spa to enjoy the health benefits of infused water; you can produce your own, at home. Creating healthy delicious and vitamin infused water is inexpensive and economically friendly.
In the last few years we have started to realize the importance of hydration, as research has proven good hydration can increase concentration and productivity. Nowadays, most offices now have water coolers and pupils at schools have water readily available in classrooms. Dehydration can be a major contributing factor to illnesses, causing headaches, digestive problems, obesity and joint pains. By drinking water, this does not also assist in avoiding these, but can support in improving complexion, help kidneys to function properly, aid weight loss and maintain high energy levels.
But why infuse water with fruit, herbs or flowers you ask? The answer is simple. By improving the flavor with a healthy option, it’s an easier way to achieve your recommended daily amounts. By adding fruits and herbs you are including essential vitamins. The most common flavors used are cucumber, mint, basil and citrus fruits. But feel free to use your imagination to produce a flavor to suit you!
Although there are many flavored waters on supermarket shelves, producing your home made drink is cost effective and far healthier. Most infused waters available at supermarkets include preservatives, artificial sweeteners and colorings, sodium, sacralise sucrose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar. Now do you think it’s time to produce your own?
A lemon infused water is the easiest and the most refreshing to make, lemons are a natural slimming aid and cleanser the liver. The lemons release the flavors immediately.
A rosemary orange and lime infused water is simple to make. Slice two limes, one orange and a sprig of rosemary and add to the Aqua or Citrus Zinger. Top up with water, shake and leave for an hour. Rosemary contains powerful antioxidants and is believed to improve memory, while the orange contains a natural vitamin C. There are no calories in this drink.
Infusing water has become so popular; they regularly make appearances at garden parties. A lovingly prepared jug of infused water can often take center stage and make quite an impression, as well as providing your guests with a healthy alternative to alcoholic and sugary drinks.
If you have children, flavoring the water can be made into an activity. Children will love selecting fruits and enjoy watching their own flavors come together. It will of course, persuade them to start drinking healthier too.
When exercising, it’s vital to stay hydrated. Often you will see gym goers or athletes with bottles of energy drinks, yet studies show water is the most beneficial drink. Why not produce your own infused water, and take it with you?
You can also make your own infused ice-cubes. When you can’t wait 30 minutes for a nice cool drink, just simply add them to a glass of water for an instantly healthy, refreshing and tasty drink.