Have you ever tried fruit-infused water? Getting your daily-recommended water intake may offer more variety than you thought! Squeezing or steeping fruit to release juice can enhance water and tea’s nutritional value and flavor, among other things:
Get more nutrients in your diet.
Natural fruit juices add vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in addition to the hydrating benefits of water. Ignore the “vitamin waters” at the store — this is the real deal.
Satisfy your sweet tooth.
Help curb those sugar cravings by adding sweeter fruits such as strawberries and raspberries to your tea or water.
Help eliminate toxins.
Due to their high antioxidant content, fruit-infused water could help cleanse the body and eliminate toxins. Black and green teas also contain antioxidants that have been linked to lower cholesterol levels. Cheers to a stronger immune system!
Enjoy better digestion.
Citrus-infused water and teas support digestive function and can help settle your stomach. If you experience digestive problems, try water or tea infused with ginger, lemon, papaya, oranges or apples. Simply chop up some raw ginger or squeeze some orange or lemon slices and add to water or tea for a natural remedy.
Overwhelmed by the store’s tea selection? These seven types can help your body stay well:
· Oolong: 50-75 mg of caffeine; Wide range of flavors
· Black: 60-90 mg of caffeine; bold flavor
· Green: 35-70 mg of caffeine; mellow flavor
· White: 30-55 mg of caffeine; delicate flavor
· Chamomile: Caffeine free available; light flavor
· Echinacea: Caffeine free available; strong flavor
· Lemon Ginger: Caffeine free available; citrus flavor