09 March, 2018

Infused Water and its benefits #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

We reside in Colorado state in USA. I thought, only places with hot weather will be dry. But, Colorado springs being a mountain town at high altitude, temperatures usually decrease while humidity is not high. This state is cool and dry. If we don't drink enough water here, it is common to bleed through the nose due to dryness. 

We all know that we should drink at least 2 liters or 8 glasses of water daily though this requirement changes with geographical conditions and our health. Sometimes, drinking plain water multiple times might be uncomfortable.I came to know about infused water only a year ago. While different types of flavored waters and flavored sodas are available in the market, Infused water is a healthier option.

Strawberry, Cucumber, mint Infused water
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What is Infused water?

Infused water is the water with herbs and fruits soaked in it over a period of time. Because of the infusion process, flavors of the fruits or plant material are steeped into the water. 

How is Infused water beneficial?

1. Tasty
We all know the benefits of drinking water. If the water consumed by us is also tasty, there is a probability of us drinking more water. Infusion process slightly improves the taste of the water. The common ingredients used for infusion are cucumbers, lemon, mint, ginger, cinnamon, strawberry, pineapple, coconut, basil, rosemary, raspberry, blueberry etc.,

2. Detoxifying 
Since infused water has high antioxidants, it cleanses the body and detoxes. This will keep you hydrated for more time eliminating wastes from the body.

3. Nutritious
This is not a major benefit but 20% of nutrients from herbs/ fruits used for infusion will steep through the water. So, definitely, it is not equal to having a full fruit or having a smoothie with fruit but better than plain water.
Strawberry, lime, mint Infused water
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4. Helps in Weight loss
Some specific fruit infused water are known for weight loss properties. Some can burn fat and even relieve stress. The combination of cucumber and lime infused water, strawberry and rosemary infused water etc., are good for weight loss. 

5. Immunity booster
Infused water can improve immunity depending on the fruits/ herbs we select to infuse. 
For example: 
Pears, raspberry, and rosemary can lower blood pressure and support immunity
Blueberries, lemon, and cucumber can boost metabolism and detoxify

Since you are convinced of the benefits, how do you infuse the water?

Here comes the process:

1. Choose the ingredients

2. Buy a pitcher/fruit infuser bottle. See below for product ideas:

Fruit Infuser bottle from #Instacuppa   

Fruit Infuser bottle with thermos steel from Instacuppa
Fruit Infuser bottle from #Instacuppa

Green tea detox bottle from Instacuppa

3. Soak the ingredients in filtered water. 

4. Leave it overnight or at least for 4 hrs.

5. Sip whole day and enjoy!

Try the infused water and let me know how you like it :-)

Until next time,

This article is written as part of SuperBloggingChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com,Fashionablefoodz.com, and Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused. 

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