The tastiest combinations to spice up your water drinking experience
With the warmer months swiftly approaching, now couldn’t be a better time to concentrate on upping your daily water intake to enjoy the benefits of being properly hydrated.
Whether you’re new to the world of water infusion, or have always experimented with different recipes, it’s safe to say that there’s no simpler way to enhance your water drinking experience.
There are so many winning combinations to try when infusing your drinking water, with all types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs providing plenty of inspiration.
But those looking to spice things up a little more should give the following infused water recipes a try.
Cinnamon + apple
Cinnamon is one spice that is synonymous with the festive season, but don’t disregard this Christmassy taste for the rest of the year!
Apple and cinnamon is a great combination, especially when combined with filtered water and ice. It’s utterly refreshing, flavoursome, and fragrant. Not to mention, they are the perfect pick-me-up courtesy of the powerful antioxidants cinnamon contains.
The health benefits of cinnamon are particularly useful for people with diabetes, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, and allergies.
Want to make your own apple-and-cinnamon-infused water? All you need is 3 small apples, 4 sticks of cinnamon, 24 ounces of filtered water and ice.
Simply wash and thinly slice the apples, place these along with your cinnamon into a pitcher, and fill with filtered water.
Leave to steep in the fridge for four hours or overnight before serving with ice.
Ginger + lime + pomegranate
Move over lemon water, there’s a new citrus-infused drink in town! This infused water recipe is made for spring, and it’s a colourful concoction that’s bursting with flavour.
Place the seeds of half a pomegranate into a jug, finely grate a 2cm piece of peeled ginger over the top, and throw in one sliced lime. Add the ice and fill the jug with filtered water, before leaving to infuse for a few hours.
Ginger is the official super spice thanks to its powerful medicinal qualities. We’ll let Healthline explain more:
“The unique fragrance and flavour of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties.
Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, according to research. For instance, it may help reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body.”
Ginger has long been used in traditional and alternative medicine. It is often used to alleviate nausea and is particularly popular amongst pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness.
It’s also thought to aid weight loss, relieve osteoarthritis, stabilise blood sugar levels, reduce menstrual pain, and treat chronic indigestion.
Turmeric + pineapple + honey
Turmeric is closely related to ginger and, in turn, unlocks a long list of health benefits. This bright orange spice is packed full of bioactive compounds, which have powerful antioxidant properties. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory to help treat and prevent several illnesses and diseases.
Turmeric isn’t just beneficial for your physical wellbeing either. Its active ingredient turmerone was found to enhance cognitive function in this study.
Enjoy the benefits of turmeric for yourself by adding 2 slices of fresh pineapple, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and ½ teaspoon of raw honey to a jug. Top with filtered water, and leave to infuse.
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