There are numerous health benefits to drinking an adequate amount of water. Staying hydrated is important for healthy looking skin and, according to the Mayo Clinic:
“Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.”
As you can see water plays a vital role in a person’s health. You may have read my recent post about how to make fruit infused detox drinks which is a great way to increase the amount of water you drink in a day. Depending on the fruit that you use, there are also other health benefits to drinking fruit infused water which I cover in the post.
In addition to being good for your health, many people believe drinking lots of water can aid in weight loss. Here are 10 great fruit infused water drinks from around the web that will take your boring old water to a whole new level!
1. Apple Cinnamon Water
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“Did you know both apples and cinnamon raise your metabolism? Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and flavanoids, including Vitamins C and B Complex. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Cinnamon has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, fighting diabetes, and helps relieve arthritis pain.”
Head over to the Lose Weight By Eating blog to see the full recipe and read more about this great drink!
2. Watermelon and Mint Water
“Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells.
Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.”
The full recipe can be found here: http://everydayroots.com/detox-drink-for-cleansing
3. Lemon Cucumber Water
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“Lemon is a great addition to your water. Adding in a wedge or squeeze of juice to your water will boost your immune system, promotes healthy digestion, and will cleane and alkalize the body.
Why the cucumber? I ask myself that as I sit here… Cucumber aids as an anti-inflammatory and helps to rehydrate the body.
The final addition of mint will add a bit of sweetness, without any sugar. It also helps to settle the stomach and aids in digestion.”
Check out the full recipe here: http://www.theskinnyfork.com/blog/detox-spa-water
4. Strawberry and Rosemary
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“This hydrating and antioxidant infused-water boasts flavor and skin enhancing nutrients, not to mention a beautiful presentation! Enjoy this refreshing and seasonal anti-inflammatory drink!”
The full recipe can be found here: http://www.dailyperricone.com/2012/06/strawberry-infused-vitamin-water/
5. Cucumber Crush
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“This green drink is delicious with a light, fruity aftertaste. Cucumbers are a fantastic addition to these detox waters because they make the water refreshing and juicy, if that makes any sense.
- Great Skin: Cucumbers are full of great nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, vitamin K and potassium.
- Cucumbers are especially great for detoxing because they prevent water retention and have anti-inflammatory properties.”
Check out this recipe and even more at: http://www.realityofyou.com/clean-eating-challenge-5-best-detox-fruit-waters-day-16/
6. Grape Strawberry Lime
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“So fruity and flavorful, this is a great drink for serving to people who are new to infused waters. A longer infusion time (up to 24 hours) adds incredible flavor and gives the water a pink tint.”
Check out the full recipe here: http://www.infusedwaters.com/grape-strawberry-lime-infused-water
7. Rhubarb Apple Cinnamon
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“Rhubarb contains vitamin K to help with blood clotting, apples have a slew of benefits including maintaining bone and tissue health, and cinnamon is one of the most efficient boosters of metabolism.”
Check out this recipe and more at: http://bembu.com/fruit-infused-detox-drinks
8. Grapefruit with Cucumber, Ginger and Mint
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“My Detox Water is not your traditional kind of water, it contains all of the components to make you feel good. It cleans out your kidneys, helps with bloating, it’s great for the skin and helps detoxify any bad germies in your system. As a plus for me it works great to help with your digestive system. It’s made with fresh cucumber, lemon slices, lime slices, grapefruit slices, fresh sliced ginger and fresh mint leaves.”
The full recipe can be found here: http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/01/02/detox-water/
9. Strawberry Kiwi
“The sweet fruity flavor of this combination is perfect for all of those hot summer days.
- Kiwi is a superfood rich in vitamin A and vitamin E which are known to get prevent certain free radicals in the body as well as fighting off certain types of cancer. Also, we often forget that this fruit is great for flushing toxins from the colon which is great for your health and well-being as a whole.
- Strawberries are a great anti-aging tool because they provide your body with biotin and antioxidant ellagic acid which helps to prevent skin from sagging. Strawberries also fight carcinogens in the body.”
The full recipe and more can be found here: http://sveltemd.com/clean-eating-101-5-best-detox-fruit-infused-waters/
10. Cucumber Mint
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“Making a big batch of this and keeping it in the fridge will encourage the whole family to drink more water, which will clean out your insides and your skin, all the while giving you more vitamins and minerals than a normal plain glass of water – and MUCH BETTER for you than artificial flavor packets.”
For this recipe and more, check out: http://www.blenderbabes.com/lifestyle-diet/diabetic/3-diy-stress-relieving-fat-burning-detox-fruit-infused-water-recipes/#.VO6_KPnF-So
I hope you liked these 10 fruity drinks 🙂 Let me know which one made you the most thirsty, and share other recipes you think everyone should try!