Fruit Infused Water for Daily Hydration

Raspberry mint infused water recipe

The average human body is about 55-60% water. Water is important for health and general well-being, for maintaining the proper functions of the body (kidneys, blood circulation, skin elasticity).

It’s recommended to drink at least 2 liters of water daily, to get the maximum of benefits such as:

  1. Good for detox, facilitates sweat and flushes body waste;
  2. Maintains blood pressure and improves circulation, delivering oxygen to the tissues;
  3. Water helps improve physical performance, while dehydration reduces the overall body performance, impairs the brain function, generates fatigue, digestive issues, skin problems. Studies have shown that even mild dehydration (water loss of 1-3%) can affect memory and brain function, the energy and mood (1*);
  4. Prevents kidneys damage and stones formation;
  5. Water can also help with weight loss, accelerates metabolism and reduces cravings;
  6. Drinking water can help with constipation – the low water consumption is a risk factor for constipation;
  7. Water helps prevent and reduce some symptoms of hangover.

As some people may find difficult to drink at least 2 liters of liquids daily, there are practical ways to ensure your body gets enough water/liquids to maintain the hydration balance positive and keep your body alkaline.

A lemonade, a fresh juice, a smoothie can provide both the necessary hydration and healthy nutrients, antioxidants and minerals to the body.

The fruit infused water brings taste and color to the plain water, while enhancing the detox process.

Cut your favorite fruits of different colors, add mint, mix them to create some fun combinations. Make them both tasty and visually appealing. Leave them in the fridge for up to 1 hour, then shake the bottles to release the fruit flavor, add ice if necessary (especially during summer). Enjoy your flavored water!

The sky’s the limit when it comes to color and taste variety. You can use high antioxidant fruits like berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries) or pomegranate, highly flavored fruits like mango, peach or melon, citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit) detoxifies, accelerates metabolism and increases weight loss, hydrating vegetables (cucumber), apples, pears, kiwi. You can also add condiments or spices: cinnamon, basil, mint, rosemary, ginger. Finally, add honey according to your taste.

Here are some fruit infused beverage recipes from Pinterest that look both appealing and taste delicious.

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Infused Water1

Pinterest: @natashaskitchen

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Infused Water2

Pinterest: @backtoherroots.com

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Infused Water4

Pinterest: @veggiesociety.com

You can enjoy your favorite drink at home, in your office or car, or carry it with you in a built-in juicer or bottle. Stay fresh and hydrated everywhere and during all seasons!

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Infused Water

Pinterest: @aquaexclusive

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Infused Water3

Pinterest: @VOSS Water

The Diet of the Common Sense - Built-in Juicer

Pinterest: @sugarandcotton.com

Built-in-juicer to instantly infuse fruit into your water.

Another way to enjoy your flavored drink (not only water but also tea, cocktails) is to make fruit flavored ice cubes. Especially if you don’t have much time, you can prepare the ice cubes in advance for a week, store them in the fridge and use them as needed.

How to prepare them: In an ice tray place the fruits according to your preferences, fill the tray up with water and keep it in the refrigerator. Keep a variety of ice cubes so that you can diversify. The sky is the limit when it comes to combinations of colors and flavors!

The Diet of the Common Sense - Fruit Iced Cubes

Pinterest: @This Beautiful Day

Pinterest: @The Produce Moms

With these nutrition tips for active people, we want you to get the maximum benefits from these simple recipes! Great time saving tips for busy professionals!

Studies and research:

  1. 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water.

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