Are you often tired, suffering from headaches and struggling to concentrate? It’s possible these symptoms are a result of dehydration. Keeping hydrated is vital for overall health and optimum bodily function, but often, plain water can seem rather boring.
Check out our 5 delicious and simple ways to give your water a boost below. Not only will the additional flavour encourage water consumption; it’ll also pack your water with nutritional benefits and help you to avoid sugary sodas. We recommend leaving in a large jug or bottle in the fridge over-night to let it infuse properly.
Raspberries and Lime this combination aids good digestions, raspberries boost your vitamin and antioxidant intake, regulating metabolism and fighting disease, plus lime relieves indigestion and is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Strawberries and Basil Strawberries have heart-healthy properties and aid the digestive system; they are hailed for their high antioxidant properties, as well as being rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, potassium, B vitamins, and beneficial flavonoids! Basil is an anti-inflammatory, also aids healthy digestion and can be a good remedy for insomnia.
Rosemary and Cucumber The nutritional impact of rosemary and cucumber is largely underrated. Did you know that cucumbers contain caffeic acid, which helps prevent water retention so will banish the bloat. They also contain plant sterols, which can help lower “unhealthy” LDL cholesterol levels. Rosemary on the other hand helps fight inflammation is a natural antiseptic and has most recently been proven to have memory boosting properties.
Grapefruit and Mint This refreshing mix is delicious post-workout and is good for overall liver health. Grapefruit contains enzymes that help the liver break down toxins more efficiently plus is high in vitamin C and can help reduce severity of inflammatory conditions; whilst mint soothes indigestion and has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Ginger and Lemon This renowned pair are not only delicious but also excellent for digestion. Lemon is a potent antioxidant and full of vitamin C. Ginger has many properties: it fights inflammation, eases nausea and aids digestive health. Ginger protects and heals the gut, hastens the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, and reduces gas, bloating, cramping. Why not drink lemon and ginger water first thing, to set you up for the day ahead.
If you've read this far you'll know from the information above how important it is to include vitamins and minerals in your diet. We use the highest quality ingredients in our meals every week which means you're receiving a food box packed full of vitamins and minerals which will help you live a healthier life. Click on this link to find out more about our recipe boxes