We’re finally in the midst of the warmer months, which also means we’re on the cusp of lake trips, popsicle afternoons, and, yes, refreshing summer beverages with which to sip. Adding different combinations of fruits and herbs to water infuses your everyday drink with new flavors and a healthy array of added vitamins and minerals. Here are six different flavor-infused water combinations and their health benefits to keep you hydrated all summer long.
Watermelon, which is also the unofficial fruit of hotter temperatures, is loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C, while basil contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds. Additionally, watermelon is known to speed up muscle recovery after exercise. So whether you’re sitting poolside or training for a marathon, watermelon basil water should be your go-to drink this summer.
When it comes to fruits, it doesn’t get much better than the taste and health benefits of the strawberry. These juicy berries can aid in lowering blood pressure and improving immune functions. Additionally, mint is a nutrient-rich herb that contains an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that can help relieve seasonal allergies. If the changing seasons have you feeling a bit under the weather, make a batch of this refreshing drink to start feeling better in no time.
Lemon water has been known to promote general wellness because of its abundance of vitamin C and its general detoxifying capabilities. However, adding a hint of cucumber to this age-old beverage can aid in weight loss and lowering blood pressure. Try out this flavor-infused water to stay hydrated and healthy.
Grapefruits are one of the healthiest fruits out there. These nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, which can aid in weight loss and help prevent heart disease. Adding rosemary to this fruit-infused water can alleviate muscle pain and boost the circulatory system. If you want to give your body the boost it needs, try this flavor-infused water.
At All American Healthcare, your health matters. Stay hydrated and healthy this summer with these delicious fruit-infused waters.
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