5 Very Tasty Flavoured Water Recipes To Keep You Healthy And Hydrated

5 Very Tasty Flavoured Water Recipes To Keep You Healthy And Hydrated

Water can be delicious too!
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The refreshing fruits are probably the best part about summers, and while mangoes, strawberries, and blueberries have flooded the market, why not add a fruity twist to water with these fresh ingredients?

They’ll add a nice flavour as well release their essential nutrients and vitamins in the water.

All these infusions can be added to a litre of water, and rest assured, they are seriously tasty.

Strawberries + Basil

Nutrition Facts:

Strawberries – rich in vitamin C, B6, K, E, manganese, folate, and potassium.

Basil – is loaded with Vitamin A, K, calcium, and iron.

Adding strawberries to anything just alleviates it, and water is no exception. This duo will boost your immunity, protect your heart, and reduce blood pressure. Basil reduces stress and ageing, relaxes blood vessels, and helps to thin the blood. Whereas, strawberries improve vascular function, blood lipid profile, and decrease cholesterol.

Lemon + Oranges

Nutrition Facts:

Lemon – high in vitamin C, B6, fiber, potassium.

Oranges – healthy source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamine, folate, antioxidants.

Citric foods are powerhouses of Vitamin C and starting your day with infused water helps to keep the gut healthy, improve your skin health, and aid in weight loss. Oranges fight heart diseases, prevent kidney stones, and anemia. Lemon too helps with all these, plus reduce the risk of cancer, and aid weight loss.

Kiwi + Mango

Nutrition Facts:

Kiwi – full of Vitamin C, K, E, folate, potassium, fiber, antioxidants.

Mango – Vitamin B6, A, E, B5, K, potassium, manganese, magnesium, antioxidants.

Add some sweets and goodness to your water by adding some chopped kiwi and mango to it. It’ll boost your heart health, digestive health, and immunity. The high antioxidants and Vitamin C content in both kiwi and mango great for skin and hair. Mango also helps reduce the risk of certain cancers, while kiwi helps treat asthma and reduce oxidative stress.

Lemon + Blueberries

Nutrition Facts:

Lemon – high in vitamin C, B6, fiber, potassium.

Blueberries – antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C, K, manganese.

As we saw earlier, lemon helps to fight off several diseases and is the best way to flush out toxins from the body. While blueberries protect the body from free radicals, prevent ageing, heal your gut, and reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Pomegranate + Mint

Nutrition Facts:

Pomegranate – rich in fiber, protein, Vitamin C, K, folate, and potassium.

Mint – high in Vitamin A, iron, manganese, fiber, and folate.

Refreshing from the very first sip, this combo will boost your energy levels, cool your body, relieve digestive problems. Mint is also known to improve brain function and improve symptoms of cold. On the other hand, pomegranate fights prostate and breast cancer, lowers blood pressure, the risk of heart diseases, and arthritis.

How to go about it?

You can take a large pitcher that can hold up to a litre of water.

Choose the ingredients of your choice, chop or bruise them and add them to the water.

Mix well and let this concoction stand for half an hour, this will get all the goodness of the ingredients in the water.

Sip this water during the day.

Ideally, the ingredients should not be used more than twice.

P.S – Do not go overboard with the ingredients, a few pieces go a long way!

Very easy to make, and fun to drink, amp up your hydration with these water infusions! Which one will you want to try?

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