All of us know that we need to be drinking at least eight glasses of water each day but how many of us really practice it? Sometimes we just don't have the habit of drinking that much water (develop it!). Another problem, research shows, is that a lot of people do not want to consume so much of something that is basically tasteless.
Many flavoured waters contain Vitamin C, keeping your skin and bones in check. They also have Vitamin E that protects your cells. Of course, this water is also infused with other nutrients in small amounts that could help you get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
It is possible for you to just buy bottles of your favourite flavoured water over the shelf at any departmental store. But for those of you who are concerned about the level of sugar or the fact that it may not be fresh and organic, you could try making your own flavoured water at home!
Find a nice bottle, and make a slight effort to just chop up some fruits to add to the water. You can be rest assured that you won't be gulping down something that has no taste. Since you took the pains to make sure there's something interesting in your drink, it's constantly going to be in the back of your mind. This is definitely going to make you want to drink that water, make you feel refreshed, and get your nutrients in check! That was the objective all along, right?
A little worried about what you need to be adding to your water? Don't really know what may taste right? Don't worry, we've got a list of five types of flavoured you should definitely try out! They're easy to find, easy to make, definitely healthy and taste delish!
1. Strawberries and Basil
It not only tastes brilliant but also gives enough iron from the basil and Vitamin C from the fruit. Individually as well as a combination, it has been known to fight cancer, wrinkles, and more.
2. Blackberries and Sage
Catechins are found in blueberries that activate fat-burning cells in the body and aid in weight loss. Research has also shown that blueberries reduce memory loss and motor skill decline. Sage is high in Vitamin A, calcium and iron. Think these can tickle your taste buds?
3. Mango and Lime
This is obviously going to taste BRILLIANT. Who doesn't love these fruits, right? Besides, mangoes and lime are high on Vitamin C, which means that this would be a deadly combination to aid your immune system. Plus, mangoes are one of the few fruits that contains enzymes that break down protein and really high on fibre.
4. Apples and Cinnamon
Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar concentration and improves insulin sensitivity, while apples have been shown in studies to help a wide spectrum of ailments from staving off Alzheimer's to protecting against colon cancer. Besides, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?
5. Watermelon and Mint
Firstly, this would be absolutely divine in case you're trying to beat the summer heat. Both, watermelon and mint have natural electrolytes which helps regulate the action nerve and muscle support in our body. Extracts from mint leaves also inhibit the release of histamines, which encourage nasal symptoms associated with allergies.
Feel free to add something new, change it up and let your taste buds explore a new world!
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