You already know that 60% of the human body is made up of water, and that is the reason why our body demands that we consume it on a regular basis.
We need water for circulation, digestion and to absorb and transport nutrients. There are multiple ways to enhance the taste of the water, with ingredients that are packed with nutrients, but don’t contain sugar.
In today’s article we are going to talk about some recipes that will do just that.
Cherry, lemon and cinnamon water in order to improve your sleep
The addition of lemon in the water will add vitamin C and some potent antioxidant properties in it. Cherries contain melatonin that will improve the quality of your sleep, and remember that tart cherries contain larger amounts of melatonin than the sweet ones.
The cinnamon on the other hand, will regulate your blood sugar.
How to prepare this drink?
Pour warm water in a glass and then add two slices of lemon, half a cup of pitted cherries and a pinch of cinnamon, and let all the ingredients soak in the water. You need to drink this water before going to sleep.
Fennel and pineapple will help your digestive system
Fennel can calm your digestive system and the pineapple contains bromelain, which is a potent anti-inflammatory enzyme.
Bromelain will help your body heal faster and it will relieve any pain that you might experience.
A study conducted in 2015, showed that regular consumption of 200 ml. of pineapple juice, improved the asthma symptoms and lowered the weight of the patients.
- 8 cups of hot water
- One teaspoon of fennel seeds
- Half a cup of pineapple chunks
How to prepare it:
First of all, wash the pineapple thoroughly and then slice its skin. Then, add the chunks in a container and pour the eight cups of hot water in it. Wait for the water to cool down and then add the teaspoon of fennel seeds. Leave the mixture overnight and then remove the pineapple skins and strain the seeds.
Vitamin C packed drink with cucumber, lemon and mint water
These ingredients provide high amounts of vitamin C in your drink. The mint contains phytonutrient, which is also known as monoterpene. This compound is a potent antioxidant.
The peel of the cucumber contains vitamins and minerals, while its flesh contains vitamin C and caffeic acid, that are great in the fight against inflammation.
The lemons are packed with lemonin and flavonoid that strengthens the cells and helps with the process of detoxification.
How to prepare it:
Add two sliced lemons, half a sliced cucumber, a sprig of mint leaves and eight glasses of water in a container. Put the container in the fridge, and the next morning you can enjoy the benefits of the content inside.