5 Reasons to Drink Infused Water

When I was younger, I very rarely drank water. I loved juice and sodas and practically had it all.the.time. During college, I developed my coffee addiction (thanks Java City :-/ ) and since then, I have this seemingly urgent need to have a cup a day. I’m not as bad as others…although when I miss a couple days, my head reminds me with a splitting migraine.

For a time, I worked at Whole Foods as a cashier and that jolted my water intake. Speaking with so many customers back to back for eight hours a day made my mouth dry. Asking the same “did you find everything ok?” plus other questions for more than 100 customers really made me feel dehydrated after a while (a little dramatic? Maybe. Unless you’ve worked retail before… ūüėČ ).¬†My supervisor refused to let us cashiers drink anything but water and even that had to be packed away in a sport bottle.

I accepted the drinking water “challenge” and saw others doctor it up with fruits to¬†make it more refreshing. I didn’t realize it was for detoxing as well. Little by little, I added lemon to my water and then other fruits like oranges and strawberries. Drinking it daily, I noticed my skin was much clearer, I lost some inches and weight, I was more energetic and I actually craved it¬†throughout the day!

Years have passed and I still am drinking water everyday. I did slack a bit with the infused water but have recently reconnected with the idea when I saw my friend carry a bottle of lemon/cucumber/mint infused water. So, I did some research on it and found out some healthy benefits by Dr. Josh Axe on his site. Here’s¬†an infographic of the five major benefits!

DetoxGraphicDrAxe

 

How to Make It

The best way to make a large amount of infusion detox water is to add purified or spring water in a gallon pitcher with fruit slices and herb pieces (mint, rosemary). I love that there are infusion pitchers¬†like some of these at Target out now. Although if you want to make infusion water for yourself, here’s another infographic found via Pinterest to help:

fruitinfusedwater

As always, I love versatility with food and drink. You can easily mix or match the ingredients and still get a benefit out of it. What kind of infusion water will you make?

 

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