Benefits of Infused Water – Other Than Better Taste
Infused water (insert Zoolander face)… so hot right now! Every year, there seems to be a hot new sensation and, with help from common image-sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram, infused water has become one of those hot trends.
However, beyond just looking great, there are some significant health benefits of infused water which can perfectly complement an active and healthy lifestyle.
What is infused water?
Infused water is water that has been left full of a variety of fruits and vegetables for a period of time. In turn, the idea is that the nutrients and vitamins from those healthy edibles will be absorbed into the water.
Then once you come to drink your glass of freshly cooled water, you’re accessing a whole wide variety of benefits.
Common recipes of infused water include cucumber, lime, strawberry and mint, or lemon and thyme, or orange, blueberry and basil. To be honest, it all depends on what combinations you love and what you have access to. The great thing is that you’re limited only by your imagination.
Health Benefits of Infused Water
Some benefits of infused water include the potential for nutrients, colours and flavours found naturally in the ingredients you use to seep into the water with little to no added calories. Water-soluble vitamins such as B vitamins and vitamin C may leak out in the infusion process and can be found in the water.
It’s getting easier to infuse water as more infusion products are available in stores. Big infusion pitchers or individual infusion water bottles with a place to put fruits or vegetables can be found at your local supermarket. If you don’t want to break the bank, you can use a mason jar and strain out the fruit and vegetable pieces left in the water.