Infused water isn’t just delicious, it’s one of the easiest ways to get more nutrients without even really trying. Seriously, all you have to do is dump fruit in a pitcher and add water! We all know we should drink more H2O, and infusing is a perfect way to do so.
The new book Water Infusions by Mariza Snyder and Lauren Clum breaks down the benefits of infused water and gives handy tips for keeping up the habit (did you know you can save yourself 200 calories a day by drinking a glass of water before you reach for a snack?). Best of all, it includes 75 delicious recipes for unique flavor combinations, and gives a thorough listing of the health- and beauty-boosting properties of commonly used ingredients like lemon, berries and ginger. It’s an encyclopedia (a fun-to-read one, of course) of infused water!
With winter upon us, our immune systems are all suffering, which can snowball into colds, flu, digestive bugs, respiratory ailments and a general “blah” feeling. We’ve rounded up 6 great-tasting infused water ideas from Water Infusions that will help you get your immune system back on track, and have some other bonus benefits.
6 Immune-boosting Infused Water Ideas
1. Pear Raspberries Rosemary
Lower blood pressure, support immune function, increase blood flow to the brain
2. Pomegranate seeds Persimmon Orange Cinnamon Sticks Allspice Berries
Regulate blood sugar, skin health, antioxidants
3. Blueberries Lemon Cucumber
Balance pH, detoxification, boost metabolism
4. Orange Vanilla Beans Cinnamon Sticks
Vitamin C boost, regulate blood sugar, calming
5. Cranberries Apple Lemon Orange Zest Pomegranate Seeds
Detoxification, protect brain cells, lower bad cholesterol
6. Pear Pomegranate Seeds Cloves
Energy, anti-inflammatory, improve digestion