10 Fruit Infused Flavored Water Recipes for Weight Loss
We’ve heard it many times before – fruit-infused flavored water greatly helps in losing weight. There’s just something about powering up water with some fruits that aids in detoxifying the body, ridding us of the toxins that make us feel slow and lethargic. And even if it’s not flavored water you’re drinking, it’s scientifically proven that simply drinking the recommended amount of just plain water does help in losing and/or maintaining your weight.
Flavored water also helps those who just can’t get themselves to drink plain water. Water is tasteless and can be boring to some plus certain mineral water brands do have a funky taste to them. No idea why a mineralized water brand tastes sweet and feels so viscous. It’s no wonder some prefer drinking a smoothie or a sugary carbonated drink!
Do your body a big favor and ditch the soda for real this time. Instead, are some fruit infused flavored water recipes you should try at home:
1. Lemon + Cucumber + Mint
The lemon (or lime) and cucumber combo is known to help aid digestion. Lemons are experts in cleansing and is a popular ingredient in many detox recipes. Cucumber also gives that fresh and cool taste to the water.
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2. Strawberry + Lemon
It’s like a strawberry lemonade but a lot less sugar. Amp up your strawberry lemon water by substituting plain water for coconut water! Berries are great sources of Vitamin C and fiber, and consuming them makes the body produce fatty acids that helps in losing weight and toning the body.
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3. Orange + Kiwi
Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C, K, E, and potassium and can boost the immune system preventing us from acquiring unwanted diseases. The Vitamin C and antioxidant property of this fruit may also help lung health so it’s a great flavored water ingredient for those with asthma.
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4. Grapefruit + Lemon + Lime
Grapefruit is 92% water, the highest water content among all the fruits next to the watermelon. According to Health, this fruit can help lower triglyceride levels, a bad type of cholesterol that clogs the arteries, by as much as 27%.
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5. Strawberry + Basil
Fitness nutrition specialist Britt Brandon tells about the many benefits strawberry basil infused flavored water does to the body. One of which is that the combination of its many vitamins and ‘healthy doses of magnesium, copper, iron, and calcium’ aids our digestion and use of protein, helping the body repair and build muscle.
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6. Pineapple + Lemon + Mint
This fruit-infused flavored water recipe can also soothe a sore throat! The citrus in the lemon works well with the pineapple’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. Plus the mint gives a nice soothing feeling to the throat.
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7. Lemon + Ginger + Mint
Ginger is a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient and a great help in digestion. It helps relieve chronic indigestion and has been proven to accelerate the emptying of the stomach.
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8. Watermelon + Lime + Mint
The watermelon’s high water content helps in rejuvenating and rehydrating skin, making it clearer and cleaner. This fruit infused flavored water recipe doesn’t only assist in weight loss, it also does wonders for your skin!
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9. Ginger Water
Not exactly a fruit nor a vegetable but ginger is worth mentioning on anything weight-loss related. Ginger water is known to as the ‘flat-belly water’. Ginger is rich in antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals and even decrease the spread of carcinogens.
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10. Peach + Melon
Peaches help in reducing the risk of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and other heart diseases. They reduce bad cholesterol and are rich in the Vitamin C antioxidant.
Cantaloupe, or plainly referred to as the ‘melon’, has one of the highest sources of beta carotene, a substance converted by the body into Vitamin A. This fruit is also abundant in fiber, aiding in digestion; potassium, an electrolyte mineral for nerve and muscle health, and water.