The human body is made up of 60% water, therefore it is clear why drinking water through the whole day is very important.
Water is highly needed for our absorption, digestion, nutrient transport and circulation as well. We know that it is best to drink water only, but sometimes we want to feel a little bit of the sweet flavor, of course with the sugar that is added inside.
What if we told you that you can get the proper amount of water, and boost it with a little bit of nutrients and flavor as well. That’s why we will show you these 3 delicious recipes, take a look at them below in the article.
Lemon, Mint and Cucumber Water Packed with Vitamin C
There are huge amounts of vitamin C packed in the lemon, cucumber and mint, and you can add them into your drink. There are many minerals and vitamins contained in the cucumber, and among those minerals that are contained in the flesh and the peel are the caffeic acid and vitamin C, that both have the ability to reduce inflammation.
The lemons also boost the drink with a lot of vitamin C, but also it contains a lot of lemonene and flavonoids that have the ability to detox our body and strengthen our cells. The mint that we add gives the best flavor and it has strong antioxidants, and a phytonutrient known as monoterpene. Therefore mixing these 3 ingredients together will create a punch that is a rich source of vitamin C.
2 lemon sliced in small cubes, few mint leaves, and 1/2 cucumber sliced into small cubes as well, should be added into a container that has 8 glasses of water inside it. Store the punch in your fridge and enjoy it when it’s cold enough!
Fennel and Pineapple Digestive Teaser
There is an enzyme that is contained in large amounts in the pineapple, called bromelain. This enzyme contains strong anti-inflammatory properties, and it has the ability to reduce pain and aches, and also heals our body a lot faster! When pineapple is mixed with fennel it gets a refreshing flavor and it is supportive for our digestive system. There is a study from 2010 that concluded that drinking a glass of pineapple juice on daily basis can reduce any type of inflammation in the lab mice. Also there is a study from 2015 that showed participants who had asthma and drank 200 ml of pineapple juice soothed the symptoms and they also managed to lose some extra weight.
- A teaspoon of fennel seeds
- 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
- 8 cups of hot water
- Wash the pineapple well and peel of its skin.
- Cut the pineapple in smaller pieces and add it into the container with the hot water.
- When the water is cooled, you can add the fennel seeds inside, close the container and let them soak inside through the whole night.
- In the morning strain the mixture, drink it, and you can even boost the effects by chewing the fennel seeds.
Improve The Quality of Your Sleep with Cinnamon, Lemon and Cherry Water
The cherries have the ability to promote sleep due to their richness in melatonin. There is a type of cherries that have bigger amounts of melatonin contained inside them, called tart cherries, which are also a great way to improve the quality of your night sleep. Also they contain huge amounts of anthocyanins that are protecting our heart’s health and have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The cinnamon is able to regulate our blood sugar levels, and the lemons are as we said a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Peel 2 lemons and slice them into small cubes, put them in a glass of water and add 1/2 cup of pitted cherries and a little bit of cinnamon to boost the flavor. Drink this mixture before going to bed, to get the maximum out of it.