Infused Water

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Infused Water Here are a few tips that I use to stay hydrated! I didn’t think I would be writing about food so often but being healthy is a huge part of my life which makes it easy for me to share this passion.

HEALTH BENEFIT Being properly hydrated improves your skin complexion, encourages weight loss, and maintains healthy energy levels. Not getting a sufficient water can lead to dehydration that can cause dizziness, headaches and digestive problems. Fruits and herbs add vitamins and anti-oxidants; making infused water a healthy delicious choice instead of pop or sugar filled juices.

TIP: When we wake up our body is dehydrated; coffee further dehydrates you, so a good trick is to squeeze some lemon into a cold glass of water before your regular morning cup of Joe to re-hydrate. It also helps you wake up in the morning! It’s refreshing and will wake you up and re-hydrate you.

In the morning squeeze some lemon into a cold glass of water, it’s refreshing and will wake you up!

DETOXING A MYTH? I am timid when saying the word detox because there are so many arguments on whether or not detoxing actually works. I am Switzerland on the subject until I read more about it. However, your body does deal with toxins on a daily basis.

Toxins are commonly found in pesticides on food and chemicals in the air and water and have negative effects on the human body. Viruses and bacteria and the common colds are all considered toxins. The liver, lungs and kidneys process and get rid of toxins. Healthy eating and drinking are the easiest ways to help your body get rid of toxins.

It’s easy to incorporate these recipes into your daily routine. Infused water is good if you're like me and don’t have a blender, but still want to have all the health benefits of smoothies or juicing.


 

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 Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water

3 Cups Water 1 Lemon Sliced ½ Cucumber Sliced 10 Fresh Mint Leaves

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. I like to prepare it the night before so it has a few hours to infuse the flavour.

 

Lemon: an antioxidant, contains electrolytes and potassium., boosts the immune system and stimulates the liver. Mint: helps digestion, improve complexion , and relieves headaches


 

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 Lemon Cayenne Pepper Detox Water 

½ -1 Lemon squeezed ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 Cups of water

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. I like to prepare it the night before so it has a few hours to infuse the flavor.

 

Cayenne Pepper : boosts metabolism, stimulates the circulatory and immune systems

Lemon: an antioxidant, contains electrolytes and potassium, boosts the immune system and stimulates the liver


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Strawberry Cucumber Lime Mint Infused Water

4 Cups of water 1/2 cup strawberries Half a cucumber 1 Lime 10-14 Mint Leaves

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. I like to prepare it the night before so it has a few hours to infuse the flavor.

Mint: helps digestion, improves complexion, and relieves headaches Cucumber:  tastes fresh and flushes toxins


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Pineapple Sugarcane Infused Water 

3 Cups of Water 1 Stick of Sugar Cane ½ Cup Pineapple Cubed

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. The flavours will infuse into the water the longer you let it set.

 

Pineapple: an anti-inflammatory Sugar Cane: increases energy, improves kidney function and digestion


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Cinnamon Apple Infused Water 2 Cups of Water 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Apple Sliced

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. The flavours will infuse into the water the longer you let it set. You may want to add another cinnamon stick to make the flavour stronger.

This drink is calorie free. It also burns fat and gives you energy.

Cinnamon: boosts your metabolism Apple:  an antioxidant, boosts your immune system and cleanses the liver


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Lemon Berry Infused Water 3 cups water 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries 1 lemon

Add ingredients into a container (preferably glass). Leave in refrigerator for at least a half hour to let the fruit infuse into the water. The flavours will infuse into the water the longer you let it set.

 

Blueberries: an antioxidant, lowers cholesterol Raspberries: antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory Lemon: an antioxidant, contains and potassium. Boosts the immune system and stimulates the liver


Here is a list of a couple fruits and herbs, with their health benefits, that you can use to make your own infused water.

Oranges: adds vitamin C Ginger: boosts the immune system Cucumber: tastes fresh, re-hydrates you and flushes toxins Cinnamon: boosts your metabolism Pineapple: has anti-inflammatory properties Mint: helps digestion Cayenne Pepper: boosts your metabolism, stimulates both the circulatory and immune systems. Banana: full of potassium and helps replenish missing electrolytes Lemon: an antioxidant, has electrolytes and potassium, boosts the immune system and stimulates the liver Grapefruit: flushes the liver, is an antioxidant, adds vitamin C

Add teas for more flavour. An addition of caffeine can help boost your energy to start off the day.

Enjoy!