A numero uno advice for everyone wanting to stay fit is to drink plenty of water. But the goodness of water can be enhanced simply by adding some interesting elements to it. “While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health,” shares nutritionist Shikha Shah.
We bring you some infused waters that are brilliant for you…
Fruity detox water
Fruits are an extremely important part of your diet but many nutritionists advise against juicing them up. You can enjoy the goodness of these fruits by adding them to water. It even makes for the perfect summer drink. So how do we go about it? Slice a watermelon, strawberry and kiwi and put these in a bottle of water. Let it sit for a few hours and you have a bottle of fruity goodness.
Lemon, mint and cucumber detox water
Want to slim down? You must have heard the ‘evergreen’ drink up advice. Drinking plenty of water is considered to be the perfect detox but if you add a couple of more elements to it, it can work on speeding your metabolism and flushing the toxins out effectively. Here’s the recipe: Add a handful of mint, sliced lemon and cucumber to a bottle of water. Let it sit for a couple of hours and your detox drink is ready. If you want, you can have 2-3 bottles ready for optimum results.
Apple cinnamon slimming water
Want to enjoy a zero calorie drink? If you are thinking about Coke Zero or Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi, they will never solve the purpose. You can make your own zero calorie drink. Here’s how- Thinly slice an apple and take a few cinnamon sticks. Add them both to a bottle of water and let it sit in fridge. You can add apples and cinnamon sticks as per your taste. If you want a stronger taste, add more quantity of fruit.
Aloe is detoxifying and supports the immune system. Not only that, it also lowers cholesterol and blood sugar. Consuming aloe water is very good for your digestive system. You can take readymade aloe juice but the fresher it is, the better will be the results. To prepare fresh aloe drink, slice aloe leaf into two and scoop out the pulp. Mix it with equal amounts of lemon and a cup of water in a blender.
Ginger is known for its pain relieving properties and also for being a wonderful detox agent. So lemon mixed with ginger makes for the perfect detox recipe. To prepare this water, you have to take a bottle of water and add half a lemon juice and half knob of ginger (grated). Make sure the ginger you use is fresh. This makes for a perfect day-starter, something that can be consumed as the first thing in the morning. Lemon, of course will help flushing out toxins.