Infused waters are one of the latest fitness trends and we can’t get enough of them. infused waters consist of water that has been mixed or infused with different fruits and other ingredients. Bottles are available that allow you to make your own infused waters and take them with you.
Infused waters are great for the hot weather. They make a healthy alternative to fruit juices and have many health benefits with little calories. If you are trying to lose weight and are getting bored with normal water then maybe infusing your own flavoured water is just what you need.
You can drink them right away but it is usually better to leave them in the fridge for a few hours for the flavours to infuse fully. Take a look at some of these great recipes for you to try at home.
Lemon and lime
Lemon and lime are often available in shops as flavoured water but will not taste as good as making your own. You only need half a lemon and half a lime each time to make your infused water. Just remember not to leave it infusing for too long as the taste can become quite strong. Both lemon and limes have numerous health benefits and are full of vitamin C.
Mango and Lime
This infused water contains limes packed with vitamin C. As well as this there is also mango. I often prefer to use more mango than lime. Mango contains vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant and also beneficial for vision. There is also vitamin B6 and other B vitamins that can help prevent brain and health disease.
Green apple and rosemary
A common flavoured water, apple and rosemary is a great tasting infused water for them summer days.
Melon and mint
A unique summer drink, melon and mint infused water is well worth a try. Melon is very refreshing and has a number of health benefits including for your digestion.
Orange and Cucumber
Orange will be the stronger flavour in this compared with cucumber, However this infused waters tastes great and is very refreshing in the summer. Orange is packed with vitamin C and is also a great source of dietary fiber. As well as this orange is also a good source of vitamin B and potassium.
strawberry lime and cucumber
Strawberries are packed with antioxidant promoting vitamin C. They are also a good source of B vitamins and Omega-3 acids. Being a citrus fruit, lime also contains vitamin C. Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K which the body needs for the synthesis of proteins.
This post contained some of our favourite infused waters but there are plenty more recipes available online. You could also try making your own up and combining different fruits for a great taste. If you are looking to buy an infused water bottle then there are plenty available online on websites such as amazon. If you know of a great tasting healthy infused water recipe then feel free to leave it in the comments below.
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