Find yourself craving for a chilled can of Coca Cola in this hot weather? Here's a healthier alternative to quenching your thirst by chucking a handful of ingredients into water - naturally flavoured waters.
Devoid of artificial flavouring, food dyes, or excessive amounts of sugar, these beverages (also known as infused waters) are packed with health benefits and can be easily whipped up at home with fruits and fresh herbs you probably have on hand.
Making your own fruit-infused waters doesn’t really require a specific recipe. You can make it in small or bigger batches and you can add as much or as little fruit as you would like depending on how much flavor and sweetness you want in your water. Experiment with your favorite fruits until you find the best flavors for you and stay nice and hydrated without all the sugar and dyes!eat-drink-love.com
1. Watermelon and mint
Watermelon helps your body to flush out toxins and gives your liver an overall boost. Mint leaves, besides adding a refreshing flavour to your drink, helps with digestion and providing relief for cramped up stomach muscles.
2. Pineapple and mint
3. Apple and cinnamon
Apples have the ability to soak up the toxins in your body and sweeping them through the intestines, thanks to its high level of fibre and pectin. Both apples and cinnamon also have antioxidant properties.
4. Strawberry and kiwi
Improves cardiovascular health, maintains and boost your immune system, regulates blood pressure, and aids digestion.
5. Lemon, lime, and orange
The combination of citrus fruits improves digestion, cures heartburn, and is a source of Vitamin C that enhances your immunity system.
6. Green tea, mint, and lime
Burns fat, improves digestion, cures headaches and congestion, and even acts as a breath freshener.
7. Cucumber, lime, and lemon
Helps with water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, and aids digestion.
8. Lemon, cucumber, and mint
The ultimate detox drink, lemon cleanses the body, cucumbers provide anti-flammatory properties and helps with weight loss, while mint aids digestion and enhances the drink's detoxing properties.
9. Orange, lemon, and ginger
10. Strawberry, lime, cucumber, and mint
This refreshing detox concoction is packed with antioxidants such as Vitamin C, which boosts immunity as well as Vitamins A and B. Strawberries and limes keeps your eyes healthy and rejuvenates your skin, while cucumbers help detoxify your system and may even help to fight against certain cancers! Other benefits include regulating blood pressure, reducing joint inflammation, aiding digestion, and providing relief for nausea.