Top 5 Fruit Infused Water Bottle Flavor Combinations October 26, 2015 12:01
Water is your body’s source of life, it makes up more than two thirds of human body weight. Water is important to the mechanics of the human body and is essential for any and all life. Being hydrated improves health, naturally flushes toxins from the body and keeps skin plump and elastic. In fact, all cell and organ functions depend on water in order to operate properly.
Water is the body’s natural purifier and hydrator.
It is also a most effective detox tool. Water flushes toxins from our organs and enables the liver to metabolize stored fat which assists our kidneys and keeps them from overworking. Oxygen is carried from cell to cell by water, increasing cognitive and nerve functions and helping to build muscle. Drinking water assists in weight loss and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles while helping us maintain healthy skin and nails.
So why are so many people dehydrated? Could it be that drinking plain old water is boring?
That is why infused water is especially beneficial. It makes drinking water more enjoyable. Fruit infused water tastes great and is naturally sweet without the extra calories or sugar that come with store bought artificially flavored waters. Fruit and herb infused water has the sweet flavors of fruit juice so it’s fun to drink, tastes great, and is so refreshing. Fruit infused water also provides an array of natural antioxidants and vitamins.
Here are 5 great fruit infused water bottle recipes that will keep you hydrated and happy all day long without added sugars, chemicals, or preservatives. Simply filtered water with fruit and herbs.
Strawberry, Lemon and Basil provide a delicious drink rich in antioxidants. Strawberries are a well-known source of antioxidants, and lemons are a well-known source of vitamin C. Not so well-known is the fact that basil provides water soluble flavonoids that help to protect cell structures and chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.
Raspberry, Lime and Mint is a wonderful tasting infused water which is also rich in antioxidants. Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as manganese and dietary fiber. They also provide vitamin K, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin E, magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium; a potent combination of antioxidants and essential vitamins. While lime is a good source of vitamin C it is also a great way to detox the body. Mint adds an amazingly refreshing flavor while soothing the stomach and aiding in digestion.
Cucumber, Ginger and Lime combine to create an enjoyable, health packed infused drink that also tastes A-maz-ing! Cucumbers contain vitamin K, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. They also contain antioxidant flavonoids, including fisetin, which plays an important role in brain health. Cucumbers consist of mostly water so they help keep the body hydrated. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral silica. You already know the benefits of lime (Yum)! As for ginger, aside from its great flavor, has numerous health benefits; the best known one being its ability to combat nausea.
Apple and Cinnamon is another delicious fruit infused water that provides numerous health benefits due to a high concentration of antioxidants. Apples are also full of a fiber called pectin which is a soluble, fermentable and viscous fiber that provides oh so many benefits. Apples aid in the inhibition of inflammation in the lower gut and work to stimulate the immune system. Cinnamon is a spice that tastes great and contains a lot of antioxidants as well. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Blueberry, Blackberry and Raspberry is yet another delicious fruit infused water bottle recipe that is absolutely packed with antioxidants and nutrients. We all know blueberries have been classified as a “super food”. They help the body in fighting free radicals and thus (in some studies) have been shown to inhibit the development of various types of cancer and provide longevity. Both blackberries and raspberries are also high in antioxidants as well as flavonoids, dietary fiber, and ellagic acid, which is a phenolic compound found to be a potent anti-carcinogen that also provides anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Hydration is essential for every aspect of the body’s health and these five flavorful and exciting fruit infused recipes and drinks will have you enjoying sipping from your infuser water bottle throughout the day. Staying hydrated will provide many benefits including more energy, natural loss of weight, and a consistent flushing and detoxing of your system including your kidneys and bladder. Proper hydration also helps our skin to maintain its elasticity and avoid wrinkles.
Drinking fruit and herb infused water will keep you hydrated and provide your body with a host of antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber, and flavonoids. Infused water is a healthy, delicious alternative to those sugary drinks that are full of chemicals and empty calories. It is an easy, exceptionally tasty way to provide your body with the nutrients that it needs and desires.
Start now to move towards a healthier lifestyle by making the decision to keep your body hydrated by drinking fruit infused water each and every day.