Fruit Infused Water Bottle Benefits

July 20, 2020

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There are many benefits to using a fruit infused water bottle or pitcher. I am not a big water drinker due to lack of flavor, but with a fruit infused water bottle or pitcher I am drinking more water, with flavor and various health benefits. However, you can infuse your water with not just fruit, but also adding herbs to it. Depending on what it is used will depend on the benefits. This means that you can use whatever you want to aid with a particular issue, such as lose belly fat, lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol etc. While it can aid with many physical issues it is not a replacement for whatever your health care provider has instructed you to do. That being said be sure to monitor any issue to be sure there is no negative effect. Say for instance you want to decrease your blood sugar, monitor it to be sure it does not go too low and consult with a health professional to be sure it is safe for you.

In my opinion glass with stainless steal is the less toxic option. If you do choose plastic or a product that contains plastic be sure it is BPA free. When we use plastic there are various chemicals that can leech into our water after many uses. The plastic starts to break down and heat also plays a role in breaking down the plastic.

Ok let’s get started with some sample recipes and their benefits. For each recipe cut up the ingredients and add to the infuser, fill with filtered water and let sit on the counter or in the fridge for at least a half hour. Leave the ingredients in the container as they will continue to flavor the water.

I love cucumbers and adding them to my water gives me added health benefits. Our bodies need water to be hydrated as well as our skin. Cucumbers are very hydrating containing 95% water. I also like to add lemons and mint leaves to my fruit infused pitcher.

Benefits of Cucumbers  

  • Vitamin B folate
  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Beta-carotene
  • Flavonols
  •  Silicon
  • Antioxidants

 

May aid with the following issues

  • Constipation
  • Kidney stones
  • Weight loss
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Water retention
  • Muscle strength
  • Inflammation
  • Blood pressure
  • Lower risk of heart attack, stroke
  • Bone density
  • Prostate cancer

Benefits of Lemons

  • Vitamin C
  • Citric acid
  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  •  Niacin
  •  Vitamin B-6
  • Folate
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc

May aid with the following issues.

  • Sore throat
  • Kidney stones
  • Reduce calorie intake
  • Liver health
  • Digestion
  • Boost immune system
  • Aids with Rheumatism
  • Relief from scurvy
  • Swollen gum pain
  • May prevent cancer
  • Stress
  • Blood pressure
  • Ph balance
  • Aids with detoxing
  • Rejuvenate skin

Benefits of Mint Leaves

  • Relieves cold symptoms
  • Aids with allergies
  • Aids with hay fever
  • Regulates digestion
  • Aids with breastfeeding
  • Relief from respiratory issues
  • Weight loss
  • Boosts memory
  • Relieves nausea
  • Relieves headaches
  • Stress relief
  • Fresh breathe
  • Inhibits bacteria growth in the mouth

Benefits of Watermelon

  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  •  Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin B6
  • Niacin
  • Thiamin
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Carotenoids
  • Phytonutrients

May aid with the following issues

  • Relief from kidney issues
  • Prevents dehydration
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Anticancer properties
  • Aids with diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Aids with Macular Degeneration
  • Aids with impotence

These are the items I have used at this point. I am still playing with the combination of cucumber, lemon and mint as the cucumber tends to be the star. It’s the same with the watermelon and cucumber, but hey look at all the benefits I’m getting. My husband squeezed some of the juice out of the lemon one time which did make it stand out. I also learned that the mint leaves have to be activated in order to release the flavor. This can be done by using a mortar and pestle and gently smashing the leaves or using something else to release the oil. We don’t want to damage them just push hard enough to activate them.

So, now that you know the benefits of infusing water with fruits and herbs go check out some pitchers or water bottles. I like this one as you can use it for tea or cold drinks, BPA free.

Have you ever infused your water with fruits and herbs?

 

1 Comment

  1. Marla says:

    Hi Joyce,
    I infused my water with peppermint that I grow and then I use a big mug and put about 12 oz of Aasiree organic sparkling water in which is suppose to be the healthiest water on the planet produced from the tapping of Maple trees. It is the water that is left over after they take off the syrup. Anyways I put about 12 oz of the peppermint water that I keep in my refrigerator in a glass half gallon pitcher. I love it and it is so refreshing. Infused water is so good for us as you have pointed out in your article. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

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