I was extremely bored of the sodas, sugary juices, ice-tea and was desperately looking for an alternative. When I got to taste fruit infused water at a friend’s home, ah that was a refreshing change.
How we underestimate water?
Every living being knows the importance of water, a day without the liquid could prove to be hectic or rather hellish. Keeping everything aside, water is the best fluid to quench ones’ thirst. Drinking plain water is boring, hence we look for alternatives and often end up with fizzy drinks that are filled with sugar. Even the zero calorie drinks are not a healthy option.
Fruits or vegetable slices can add magic to water. This will make you consume more water, which would help you detoxify. Elimination of toxins from the body along with providing vitamins and minerals to the body is the double advantage of fruit infused water.
A better way to detoxify our body
Even if you are not a health freak, you might have come across several diet plans to detoxify your body. These plans are like the Hindus in India going for a holy dip in their holy river, Ganges. Once or may be twice in a year. What I mean to say is that you will not be able to follow a Detox plan every day.
Consuming the fruit or vegetable infused water can be done on a daily basis. Preparing them is a piece of cake, they taste refreshing and supply nutrients to our body. Consume more of infused water to make the toxins exit your body. Here are some options to try from.
Water infused with strawberry and cucumber
You need 6 to 8 ounces of strawberries and ½ cucumber medium sized (thinly sliced). Put these in a jar and pour two liters of water in it. Close the lid of the jar and keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. The more you keep the better will be the infusion. Discard the solids and serve with ice.
Some other options
You can follow the same process for these ingredients to make a variety of infused water. Orange, lemon and ginger will boost your immunity, aid in digestion and your blood circulation will also improve. Pineapple and mint will boost your digestive system, the anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple would contribute to your health.
Hydrate your body with fruit-vegetable infused water, get the benefits of the nutrients dissolved in it. The best part is preparing is easy and requires everyday ingredients.