Your body is consisted of 60% water, so you should drink plenty of it throughout the day.
Water is essential for your digestion, circulation, absorption and transportation of important nutrients in your body. In other words, it’s crucial for every process that happens in the body.
Even though you know you should drink plenty of water, sometimes you just wish it had a taste or flavor. So, for that purpose, we present you three simple recipes to give your water a boost of flavor and nutrients.
In that way, you will surely drink more water daily.
#1 Pineapple and Fennel Digestive Teaser
The enzyme bromelain gives pineapple powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It speeds up the healing process and relieves pains and aches in your body.
In a combination with fennel, pineapple helps calm the digestive system. One study from 2010 showed that drinking pineapple juice on a daily basis reduces colon inflammation in mice.
Another study from 2015 discovered that drinking 200ml of this juice daily helps alleviate symptoms of asthma and lowers weight.
- Half a cup of pineapple chunks
- 8 cups of hot water
- 1 tsp. of fennel seeds
After washing a whole pineapple, remove the skin and cut the flesh into chunks. Then, put the chunks into the hot water and let them stay until the water cools.
Next, add the fennel seeds and let it to stay overnight. The next morning, strain the seeds, or even better, chew them for even better results.
#2 Lemon, Cucumber, and Mint Water Full of Vitamin C
All three ingredients are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. Cucumber’s peel is abundant in minerals, whereas the flesh is full of vitamin C and the anti-inflammatory caffeic acid.
Besides high amounts of vitamin C, lemons contain lemonin and flavonoids which enhance cells’ strength and help the natural detox process.
Last but not least, mint is a great flavor-enhancer which contains the potent antioxidant monoterpene.
So, combining these three incredibly healthy ingredients will give you a delicious, vitamin C-packed punch.
- 8 glasses of water
- 2 lemons
- Half a cucumber
- A sprig of mint leaves
Cut the cucumber and lemons into slices, and add them into the water together with the mint leaves. Store it in the fridge overnight, and the next morning enjoy the refreshing drink.
#3 Cinnamon, Cherry, and Lemon Water to Improve Your Sleep
Thanks to the melatonin in cherries, especially tart cherries, this fruit helps promote healthy sleep.
What’s more, these berries are loaded with anthrocyanins which protect against inflammation and heart problems.
On the other hand, cinnamon helps regulate high blood glucose levels, so it’s great for diabetics. When it comes to lemons, they will boost your drink with enough antioxidants and vitamin C.
- 1 Glass of warm water
- 2 slices of lemon
- Half a cup of cherries (pits removed)
- A pinch of cinnamon
Add all ingredients into the water and let them soak. Enjoy the drink before going to bed for a good night’s sleep.