3 Fruit-Infused Water Recipes to Boost Your Vitamin C Levels
More than half of our bodies are made of water, so it is clear why we need to drink water every day. Water is important for digestion, circulation, absorption, and transporting nutrients in our bodies.
We are all aware that we need to drink a lot of water. However, sometimes we need our water to have a taste, of course, without adding sugar. In this article, we offer you ways that can give your water a nice taste as well as nutrients.
Recipe #1 – Pineapple & Fennel
Bromelain is found in pineapple, and it is an enzyme, and it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It helps your body heal quicker, and it eases the pains and aches. When it is combined with fennel, it has a nice flavor, and it calms the digestive system.
One study revealed that mice had lower inflammation on colon because of daily consumption of pineapple juice. Another study revealed that only 200 milliliters of pineapple juice per day lowers weight and improves asthma symptoms.
Here’s how to prepare your recipe:
- Hot water – eight cups
- Pineapple chunks – half a cup
- Fennel seeds – a teaspoon
You need to wash the pineapple and slice the skin. Take a container, fill it with eight cups of hot water, and add the pineapple chunks. When the mixture is cold, add the fennel seeds. Let it stay over the night. Chew or strain the fennel seeds.
Recipe #2 – Mint, Lemon, and Cucumber Water
In this recipe, you get a lot of vitamin-C in just one drink. Cucumber contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. Keep in mind that the minerals are in the peel, while the vitamin-C is in the flesh. Also, it has caffeic acid that eases inflammation.
Besides the vitamin-C, lemons have flavonoids as well as lemonin that make your cells stronger and are helping with detoxification too. Mint has monoterpene which is a powerful antioxidant.
So, this mixture gets you a vitamin-C punch.
How to prepare it?
Take one container and add eight cups of water. Then, cut half a cucumber into slices, cut two lemons, and a few mint leaves. Keep this in the fridge during the night, and then, enjoy this healthy and refreshing drink.
Recipe #3 – Cinnamon, Cheery, and Lemon Water
If you want to improve your sleep, you can make yourself this tasty and healthy drink. Cherries contain melatonin which is important for sleep. You can use tart cherries because they contain more melatonin than sweet cherries.
They contain anthocyanins that have anti-inflammatory properties and protect your heart. The blood sugar is regulated by cinnamon. This drink contains vitamin-C because of the lemons, and that makes it an antioxidant beverage.
How to prepare it?
Take one warm glass of water, add half a cup of pitted cherries, two lemon slices, and a little bit of cinnamon. Let this stay for a while. Consume it before going to bed to get a nice and restful sleep.
As you can see, these are some easy, but healthy recipes that can help you get enough water with different and nice flavors. Enjoy your drinks.
This recipe is a traditional Grandmother’s-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.