Thirsty Thursday – Infused Water Recipes
Drinking water on a daily basis is vital for our health and well being. Most people don’t drink enough water (including me) because plain water can get boring. One way to make drinking water fun is to create infused water. What is infused water? It’s when fruits, vegetables and herbs fuse together with water. This is the perfect substitute for sugar drinks when those cravings hit.
Proper hydration is the key to weight loss. It is recommended that we drink 8 (8 ounce ) glasses of water per day( as a general rule). Water helps to flush out all of the toxins and contaminants we have in our body. Drinking water 30 minutes before you eat will make you feel less hungry. This will decrease your calorie intake which will eventually contribute to weight loss.
I have recently started drinking more infused water to make sure I stay properly hydrated all day long. It is very easy and quick to make infused water. All you have to do is cut your fruit and vegetable into pieces and put them into your pitcher of water. You can add most herbs whole, there is no need to cut them into pieces. I like to let the infused water sit in the fridge for a few hours so the flavor can seep in. Studies have shown that drinking cold water burns more calories than drinking room temperature water. I usually make a new batch of water every 3-5 days to keep everything fresh.