Recently, I’ve been trying out water concentrate to infuse it with added nutrients. I’ve begun adding Sakara Life’s Beauty Water Concentrate which is a combination of rose water and silica that helps with inflammation and promotes muscle health. I realized it would be helpful to round up some other ingredients that can be found in your pantry that can help you make your H2O even healthier. If you’re not getting the recommended 8 glasses of per day, these will make it less dull and more flavorful. From the classic lemon to sour grapefruit, these are my favorite additions that can help you drink more water through the day.
Hopefully, you’ve heard that grapefruit is a miracle ingredient when it comes to losing weight. If that is your goal, then consider squeezing fresh grapefruit into your water or adding a few slices in. Grapefruit helps to kickstart metabolism, but it also helps curb bad cravings so that you’ll feel full, longer after your last meal. If you’re not trying to lose weight, grapefruit still adds a refreshing and exhilarating taste to your water.
This may be the most expected ingredient to add to your water. Not only does lemon taste great when infused into your water, but it comes with a load of health benefits. Tasty lemon wedges can help kickstart the detoxing process throughout your body and skin. Lemon has high vitamin C content and is also known for aiding digestion, helps clear your skin, and boosts your energy.
You’ve definitely heard of aloe being an incredible external soother, but you might not know how internally soothing it can be for you. Blend the gel from an aloe plant with water and enjoy. This is especially helpful if you suffer from digestive issues like IBS.
This is another ingredient that just makes your water taste much better. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating containing 95% water, which makes them a great option to consider during the hot summer months. They also contain silica, a trace mineral that keeps your muscles strong, making this a great post-workout drink for recovery.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Some people don’t necessarily enjoy the taste of ACV, but it’s so good for you that I think its worth it. Apple Cider Vinegar is known for promoting weight loss, regulates your blood sugar levels, lowers high cholesterol, and improves your skin health to name a few. To make it easier to drink, you can stir into warm water if you really don’t enjoy the taste of it.
This ingredient is often found in mineral water, so you might be drinking it without knowing it. Silica can help to boost your immune system and remove metals from the body. It’s also great for the health of hair, skin, and nails.
Adding a few mint leaves to your water doesn’t only give it a refreshing taste, but it can help aid digestion, relieve nausea and headaches, and reduces fatigue. Along with all of these qualities, mint leaves also target respiratory issues and seasonal allergies which are very present at this time of year.