We all know drinking water is important (drinking 8 classes is tough, I know!). Water makes up more than two thirds of the human body. Despite the importance of water, many of us don’t get enough. It is vital to for just about every bodily function. It lubricates digestion, regulates body temperature, flushes out toxins, and transports nutrients throughout the body.
So, I'm sure most of you are saying that drinking water is so boring! well, with infusing fruits/vegetables in water you can add some flavour and maybe look forward to drinking it up (Also, it looks so pretty). Experts say that a good rule of thumb to infusion is 1-2 hours at room temperature or 3-4 hours in the fridge to achieve a potent flavour and colour. For extra hydration, try adding coconut water instead.
There is a whole method on which fruits and veggies to infuse to target certain functions and to achieve specific benefits. Here are some ideas from Greenblender.com on different combinations:
1 - Strawberry & Basil - For immunity
2- Blueberry Lavender - For calming and good for antioxidants
3 - Cucumber and Jalapeno - Detoxifies
4- Apple & Cinnamon - Cleansing
5 - Rosemary & Grapefruit/ Raspberry & lime- Improve digestion
6 - Watermelon - hydration
7 - Citrus Fruit with Mint - Digestion and packed with Vitamin C
8 - Lemon, Cucumber & Mint - Digestion, cleansing and detoxing
9 - Blackberry, cherry & lime - Vitamin A & C - rich in antioxidants