Slimming Detox/Infused Water

Kollu Rasam/Horsegram Rasam
January 3, 2020
Basundi/Rabri/Rabdi
January 8, 2020

Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavours of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. There are many health benefits of ‘‘Detox water’’. Drinking more water keeps you hydrated. Adding few ingredients in water increase its health benefits.

Staying fit is becoming a new trend among the current generation. Drinking smoothies or juices increases sugar levels in the body but fruit or vegetable infused water contains less calories.

Detox water is said to have many benefits:

  1. Keeps you hydrated
  2. Better digestive health
  3. Removes toxins from body
  4. Improves immunity
  5. Helps in weight loss
  6. Increases energy
  7. Improves liver function

Infused water can be made in any combination. I have listed few combinations that we have tried and enjoyed.

Cucumber Mint

500 ml water

5 slices cucumber

½ lime

3-4 strawberries slices

Few mint leaves

Apple Cinnamon

500 ml water

4 slices lemon

Few apple slices

4 raspberries

1 small cinnamon

Citrus Mint

500 ml water

3-4 slices orange

1 inch ginger

4 slices cucumber

Few mint leaves

Cucumber Basil  

500 ml water

4 slices cucumber

½ lemon

4 basil leaves

There is no rule to make combinations. Here are some popular ingredients.

  • Blueberry
  • Grape fruit
  • Clementine
  • Blackberry
  • Watermelon
  • Rosemary
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Basil

Instructions:

  1. Take water in any jar.
  2. Add few slices of fruits, vegetables or herbs of your choice.
  3. Let the ingredients rest in water for few hours (minimum 60 mins).
  4. Adding ice is optional.
  5. Enjoy the infused water.

You can leave the it in the fridge for 1-12 hours to allow the flavours to infuse more deeply. Once the water is ready to drink, make sure to discard the ingredients so they don’t begin to decompose.

Try not to consume excessive lemon or any acidic fruit as they can soften tooth enamel. Get advice from your doctor before you consume these infused waters if you are pregnant, lactating mothers or have any health condition.

In short infusing water with fruits and vegetables means that you drink more water and less sugary drinks.

Stay Healthy!

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