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Infused Water Is The Real Deal
- Prevents dry mouth, lips, and throat
- Keeps the body cool
- Improves muscle and joint function
- Helps you lose weight
- As your body is cleansed with water, your body sheds waste which leaves you looking and feeling lighter
- Shedding toxins gives you more energy, improves mental health and functioning, and gives you better skin and hair. Bonus! You will glow!
You Will Also Fight Oxidation
It Can Prevent Kidney Stones
Added infused water benefits include
- Heightened metabolism
- Enhanced digestive functioning
- Improved immune system functioning (recuperate faster from illness and workouts)
- Additional energy boosts and mood enhancements
So how much should you drink?
Still not a believer? Read on!
The 3-Step Process to Making Infused Water
Get A Good Container
When you want to make some infused water, the first thing that you really need to have is a good sealable container. If you have large jars that you would like to use or anything of that sort, there should be tight fitting lids that go on them. For larger quantities, a glass pitcher works great, but make sure it is glass and not plastic.
Choose Your Ingredients
The secret to a great infused water recipe is the freshest ingredients that you can get your hands on. Typically, you will want them to be organic, so they have the full amount of nutrients and are unlikely to contain any kind of pesticides. You can use herbs like mint, rosemary, or thyme. You should also select what kinds of fruits or vegetables that you are going to be including in your recipe. This will form the flavor that you’re hoping to achieve, or you can simply look up some recipes that have already been written. It’s important to be sure to exclude any pieces that show signs of rot or deterioration, because it could taint the batch.
Put Them In The Water And Wait
After you’ve selected your chosen mixture, place it in the water and close the lid. It will take some time for it to flavor the water in a way that will give it the properties that it should have. Generally, you will want it to sit for at least 3 hours, but some herbs might take a little longer. It’s definitely a good idea to wait as long as you can stand it, because the longer it sits, the more flavor and potency it will have. You might want to put it in the refrigerator so that it can stay fresh and cool. After it’s done, you can enjoy a refreshing healthy drink
Can’t wait to get started? Try this delicious and refreshing recipe! It’s one of my favorites!
Detox Strawberry/blueberry Recipe
32 ounces of water
4 large strawberries cut into pieces
Handful of blueberries
6 leaves cilantro (cilantro helps with detoxification)
In a 1-liter pitcher, place the fruit and cilantro at the bottom and add water until full. Cover the top of the pitcher and let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the fruit seep into the water. The mixture should keep for two days.
The following are some other combination recommendations:
- Orange, lemon, and ginger (improves immune system and blood circulation)
- Cucumber, raspberry, and grape (beats inflammation)
- Rhubarb, apple, and cinnamon (amplifies metabolism)
- Strawberry and lime (boosts anti-aging)
- Pineapple and mint (supports digestive system)
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