The arrival of the summers has cropped up the need for refreshing drinks and icy smoothies to stay cool and hydrated. On one hand, aerated drink manufacturers are trying to lure people to their beverages through marketing techniques, while on the other hand, health conscious people are resorting to natural ways to make summer refreshment at home, particularly infused water. Although it’s not a new concept, infused water has gained immense popularity in the recent times. As people look for refreshment with nutrition, its better to prepare infused water at home. It’s simple, quick and easy, where you can make a whole range using everyday ingredients such as fruits, herbs, veggies and spices among others.
Here are some easy tips and tricks that you can follow to make a refreshing and a healthy infused water drink –
Cucumber and Ginger Water
Cucumber and ginger are one of the most readily available ingredients in the market. Drinking this water can not only keep you hydrated, but it also ensures weight loss, better digestion, reduces dark circles, eases nausea, prevents gas and inflammation.
How to make it: You will need a medium-sized cucumber and a piece of half-inch ginger; peel and slice it into pieces and add it to a litre of water. Let the water stay for two hours and drink it.
Apple Cinnamon Water
Again, apple and cinnamon boost metabolism, so combining them can give double the results. Apples are also rich in vitamins B and C, contain antioxidants, reduces the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases; while cinnamon lowers cholesterol and fights diabetes.
How to make it: Take 1/4th apple (sliced) and a two-inch long cinnamon stick. Put them into one litre of water and let it rest for some time. It is advisable to soak the cinnamon in water overnight and apple only 20 minutes before drinking.
Mango and Ginger Water
Both mango and ginger are extremely good for boosting metabolism. Additionally, ginger helps in boosting your memory, relieving pain, and betters digestion.
How to make it: Take a bowl of diced mango and an inch of ginger. Mix both the ingredients into a litre of water and let it stay for one-three hours.
Rose Petals and Fennel Seed Water
Rose petals help in relieving stress and uplifting your mood, while fennel seeds improve digestion and have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
How to make it: Take a handful of rose petals and two teaspoons of fennel seeds. Mix it into a litre of water and let it stay for four hours before drinking it.