Since 2013 when I started my foray into sustainability and gardening; I’ve been I’ve been filling my water with natural herbs and fruits. It started as a way to flavor my water to encourage myself to drink more than the daily recommended share (64 ounces) but quickly morphed into one of the many ways I try to keep myself as healthy as possible living with a chronic illness.
If you didn’t know there are many many touted benefits to filling your water with herbs like mint, lemon balm, and basil to fruits and veggies like cucumbers, oranges, and grapefruit.
What is Infused Water?
Quite simply infusion is the process of extracting chemical compounds or flavors from plant material in a solvent such as water, oil or alcohol, by allowing the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time. (Wikipedia)
In other words when you pour water over a vessel of lemons, limes, or herbs and let the ingredients steep together over several hours, you are infusing. The chemical compounds and oils for the veggies seep into the water and make the beverage extra tasty in the process.
Why Infuse Your Water
While the benefits of getting a sufficient intake of water are well known, the benefits of infusing your water with healthy fruits and herbs are not always well known. In fact, many folks I’ve encountered see infused water as nothing more than garnish; just something to look at. However, it’s so much more than that.
However it’s so much more than that
The benefits have been touted that infusing your water with lemon and other fruits help you:
Clear your skin
Detox and more
5 Amazing Health Benefits of Infused Water
One of the most popular infusions out there is adding sliced lemon to plain water. Lemon not only elevates the taste but is a great source of vitamins C and B, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber and helps relieve gas and bloating and can relieve inflammation.
2. It tastes great so you drink more of it and improves your hydration and circulation.
3. Allows the body to more efficiently rid itself of waste through organs including the kidneys, liver, and skin.
4. Gives you less time to drink sugar laden juices and sodas.
5. Drinking more water helps you feel fuller and addresses the false hunger that dehydration can cause.
Drinking enough water is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Our bodies are about 60 percent water, and every drop of that fluid works hard to promote proper blood circulation, food digestion and elimination, temperature regulation, and the flow of nutrients. Fruit infused water helps you feel great while improving your daily life functions.
So don’t delay fill your water with fruit today!