Consuming water is crucial for everyone. As you already know, 60% of our body is made up of water. That is why we need to consume water on a daily basis. Our body simply needs it.
Why? Because we need it for digestion, to transport and absorb nutrients, and we also need water for circulation. We all know that we are drinking less than we need to. Water tastes good, but from time to time wouldn’t be great to have a little bit of flavor inside?
And imagine that to be possible without added sugar. And on top of that while consuming water to consume nutrients as well? Sounds amazing right?
What if we tell you that all of that is possible? Yes, you can consume water that has no added sugar, has added nutrients and tastes good.
We recommend these recipes for such water.
Lemon, Cherry and Cinnamon Water To Improve Sleep
The lemon can make the drink high antioxidant one and adds vitamin C. Cherries, on the other hand, have melatonin that contributes to healthy sleep. Bear in mind, that tart cherries have a higher amount of melatonin than the sweet cherries.
Also, they are anti-inflammatory and high in anthrocyanins that helps and protects the heart. Least but not least, the cinnamon can aid to regulate the blood sugar.
Way to Make This Drink
In a glass add warm water and in the water add a pinch of cinnamon, two slices of lemon and ½ cup of pitted cherries and leave it to soak. Remember to drink it before going to bed for a better sleep.
Fennel and Pineapple for the Digestive System
Fennel can calm the digestive system and gives a fresh anise flavor. On the other hand, the pineapple contains bromelian. The bromelain is an enzyme, and also it is anti- inflammatory.
It is known that the bromelain can reduce your pain and ache and can help your body to heal faster.
According to a study made in 2010, supplementation of pineapple juice on a daily basis caused lower inflammation in the colons of mice.
Also, according to another study in 2015, daily consumption of 200 ml of pineapple juice, made patients lower their weight and improved their asthma symptoms.
- Hot water – 8 Cups
- Fennel Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
- Pineapple Chunks – ½ cup
Way to Make This Amazing Drink
Thoroughly wash a whole pineapple. Slice the skin of the washed pineapple. Add the pineapple chunks in a container. In the container add 8 glasses of hot water.
When it cools down, you can add one teaspoon of the fennel seeds. Leave it to soak overnight. Remove the pineapple skins. You can strain the seeds, or you can even chew fennel seed for and additional boost.
Vitamin C-Bomb with Mint Water, Cucumber, and Lemon
With cucumber, lemon and mint water you have a lot of antioxidant and vitamin C and all that in one drink. The mint contains phytonutrient also known as monoterpene that is a powerful antioxidant.
The cucumber contains many minerals and vitamins. The minerals are in the peel, and on the other hand, the flesh has caffeic acid and vitamin C that helps and reduces inflammation.
Finally, the lemons contain lemon in and flavonoid which helps with detoxification, and also strengthens the cells. Also the lemons and additional vitamin C boost.
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy the Vitamin C-bomb.
Directions for the Vitamin Bomb
Take a container and add 2 sliced lemons, a sprig of mints leaves, ½ cucumber cut into slices and 8 glasses of water. Put it in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy the benefits in the morning.