Health experts say that a person should drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Although doing so has several health benefits, there are some people who avoid drinking water simply because of the flavor - or lack thereof. That's where infused water can come into play!
Infusing your water with different types of fruits tastes good and is good for you! Here are some ways infused water will benefit your health:
1. It gets more nutrients into your diet.
Mixing fruit in with an ice-cold glass of water packs your drink with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.
2. It helps protect against disease.
Fruit infused water lowers the risk of diabetes, obesity, cold, flu and heart disease. It also decreases your chances of developing cancer by maintaining the body's pH levels in normal range.
3. It boosts your metabolism.
The active compounds in fruit speed up metabolism, causing your body to burn more calories throughout the day.
4. It helps maintain a healthy body weight.
Infused water contains fewer calories and sugar than soft drinks. Some fruits suppress your appetite and reduce cravings. This will help you feel full longer between meals.
5. It gives you energy.
This high-vitamin drink provides energy with antioxidant and electrolyte power.
So give it a go this weekend! Cut up some lemons, strawberries or both and add them to your bottle of water! You'll be surprised by how good it will taste and how great it will make you feel.