Boost your boring glass of water with these fruit and veggie combinations
If you’re not a huge water drinker, getting your recommended eight glasses a day can be a challenge. Lucky for you, there's easy ways to enhance your glass. Plain water on its own has a ton of health benefits that can help detoxify your body and keep you hydrated. But by adding some fruit or veggies, you can supercharge your water and get even more health benefits in just one, cold glass.
Apples and Cinnamon
Tossing in some fresh cut apples and cinnamon sticks is a great way to enhance your glass of water during the fall. Not only does it taste incredible, it actually provides a detoxifying effect in your body. If you have a headache or a migraine, the scent of cinnamon naturally helps ease the pain. Fill a pitcher with water, cinnamon sticks and a few slices of organic apples and keep cold in the fridge.
Lemon and Ginger
Lemon water is delightful in itself but add a hint of ginger for even more benefits. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and it also can ease an upset stomach. So grab a glass at the first sign of stomach pains or stuffed sinuses. Or if you've got a clean bill of health, simply enjoy the super refreshing taste.
In a large pitcher, place in slices of cucumbers then fill with fresh water. Cucumber water is known to help with aging, improve bone health, aid in weight loss, as well as lower blood pressure. It’s crisp, hydrating and the simplest way to enhance your water. Make sure to fill a water bottle with it before a work out to stay extra hydrated.
We love drinking this enhanced water during the summer. The fruity and minty taste is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. Simply fill a jug with water, add in a few strawberries and some mint leaves. This mixture is super hydrating and detoxifying. Mint helps with digestion, nausea and it can aid in memory loss and weight loss. Strawberries are not only sweet and tasty; they are low in calories and can help detoxify your body. Drink a cold glass of strawberry mint water when you wake up to boost your metabolism.
Jalapeño water may sound scary to those with mild taste buds, but don’t knock it until you try it. This spicy water recipe will surprise you with its refreshing taste. Slice up 2-3 jalapeños, seed them and add to a pitcher of water with a few slices of cucumber. Your water will never be boring again! Jalapeños have tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and can help you control your weight. They also fight cancer, protect your heart and fight headaches.
How will you enhance your next glass of water?