Water is necessary for optimum health but many people don’t actually like the taste of water alone so here are a few great flavoured water ideas.
When you add natural flavours to your water you are getting the health benefits of those additional items as well as the goodness of the water. Many of the flavoured water drinks purchased from the supermarket are loaded with sugar which does your body no favours.
So here are some great flavoured water ideas for you to try.
- Lemon water is probably one of the most popular flavoured waters to try as it is a known fact that lemon has a wonderful detoxing effect on the body. Great for people that want to lose weight as it breaks down the fats that we have consumed.
- Mint is a great additive to your water, not only is it really refreshing but it also is a muscle relaxant so it will help relax those tight cramped up stomach muscles and improve the flow of bile.
- Apple & Cinnamon is also a great flavoured water Idea as apples are filled with vitamins and research is proving that cinnamon is known to stabilise the blood sugar levels which in turn increases the metabolism of glucose. Cinnamon helps prevent the storage of fat by lowering the blood sugar levels.
You could really use any fruit, they all have health benefits and will be much better than any artificial flavour enhancer. The really great thing about making your own flavoured water is you choose the flavour that suits you. There are so many wonderful combinations and additions. you could use any of the following or a combination.
Blueberries, raspberries, orange, lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumber, pineapple, watermelon, ginger, mint or cinnamon. Something else that is great to do is to blend up your fruit choices in a blender and then freeze them into ice cube trays like below. That way you always have something on hand to add to your water. There is nothing better than a tall glass of fruit infused water on a warm summer day.
So when your child asks for cordial next time why not make them a natural flavoured drink that won’t affect their behaviour or ruin their teeth. Even better get them to help you make the fruit cubes and they will find it exciting and fun.