Fruit up your water

We have all heard it before: Staying hydrated is very important. You’re supposed to drink about eight glasses of water a day in order to meet your body’s demands and stay healthy and hydrated. But let’s be honest water is just boring… or is it?

Everyone has probably at one point or another heard about the new fad of putting fruit and vegetables into your water. Originally called “spa water”, it was served in different spas as a way to energize and further purify the body.

You might have heard “Spa water” by its more commonly known names “detox water” or “fruit infused” water. Whatever you choose to call it, this new method of putting fruit in your water makes is a great way to make water fun and get those eight daily glasses in, plus you’ll look cool with your “fancy” colorful water.

Detoxing is also one of the many benefits of these waters. Drinking fruit infused water is an easy way to eliminate toxins from your body. We expose ourselves to toxins daily from the air we breathe and what we drink and eat. The properties of different fruit inserted into water allows them to purify and detox our body. Detox water also aids in losing a few pounds by cleansing your body and speeding up your metabolism.

Drinking this also helps cleanse your liver and body, allowing you to feel energized and  improving your immune system. The best benefit of all is that it will give you clearer skin! Yes, that means no more pimples.

It is really simple to create your own fruit infused water. You might want to start off by getting a bottle that will be able to fit fruit into it and will maintain the fruit fresh.

The best kinds of bottles to use for this are glass bottles, such as the Voss bottles, which are nearly shatter resistant. Next you will want to choose the types of fruits that you will put into your water. The combination of fruits is endless.

Each fruit has there own specific benefit. Here are a few of the most important and common ones:

Lemon

The most common of fruits you might have seen in these waters is mainly used for detoxing. Getting rid of all the toxins in your body allows you to have healthier clearer skin. It also aids in digestion, by stimulating white blood cell production, keeping your immune system at its best.

Lime

This fruit provides vitamin C and antioxidants, which enhance your physical performance and boost your immune system.

Grapefruit

An energizing fruit that boosts your metabolism, aids in weight loss by keeping you for having sugar cravings and promotes your brain health.

Strawberries

These little red fruits are a great way to keep your skin glowing and your teeth white. They also regulate your digestive system and reduce inflammation.

Raspberries

Aid in weight loss and hydrate your skin.

Blueberries

You’ve heard it before, blueberries are high in antioxidants, which are great for your immune system!

Cucumbers

Natural diuretics, meaning that they stimulate urination, which helps to detox your liver making your body feel light and fresh.

Mint Leaves

It has one of the highest antioxidant capacities. Mint is great for your stomach, it soothes upset stomachs and speeds up digestion. It also has antimicrobial properties and can be used to support oral health.

With all the possible combinations, staying hydrated and detoxing will be easier and tastier. Try it for yourself and combine your favorite fruits!

 

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