6 Flavored Water Recipes to Avoid Dehydration

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Be it any season,  you need to stay hydrated anyway. Staying hydrated helps flush out toxins, lose weight, improve digestion, keep your skin healthy, and what not! Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could improve water with nutrients and make it visually more fascinating?

These colorful and delicious flavored water recipes, enriched with the goodness of fruits, spices, and herbs, will get your consideration and be immensely beneficial for you. So, get ready with your chopping board and knife. Let’s make some magic!

1. Orange Ginger Flavored Water

Orange Ginger Flavored Water

Steep Time – 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • ½ orange
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Crush the ginger root using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Cut the orange into slices with the peel on.
  3. Add the crushed ginger and orange slices to a 1-liter jar of water.
  4. Let it steep in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Benefits:

  • Oranges are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that prevent DNA damage and protect the heart.
  • Ginger helps reduce inflammation and muscle pain. It also prevents cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, and promotes gastrointestinal health.

2. Refreshing Mint Flavored Water

Refreshing Mint Flavored Water

Steep Time – 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Toss the mint leaves into a jar filled with 1 liter of water.
  2. Wait for 7 minutes for the water to taste minty fresh.
  3. You can also add lemon to it for a refreshing flavor.

Benefits:

Mint leaves have a cooling effect and help improve digestion.

3. Green Apple Lime Flavored Water

Green Apple Lime Flavored Water

Steep Time – 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices of green apple
  • 7 slices of lime
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Toss the apple and lime slices into a jar containing 1 liter of water.
  2. Let it steep for one hour in the refrigerator.

Benefits:

  • Apples are rich in phytonutrients that help fight cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease and lower bad cholesterol levels.
  • Limes are a great source of vitamin C and can be very helpful in stimulating digestion, relieving arthritis, preventing hair fall and fighting cold and cough.

4. Mango Basil Flavored Water

Mango Basil Flavored Water

Steep Time – 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 10 thin slices of mango
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Add the mango slices and basil leaves to a jug or bottle containing 1 liter of water.
  2. Let it steep for one hour in the refrigerator.

Benefits:

  • Mangoes help with improved digestion, strengthen metabolism, regulate blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Basil leaves are loaded with antioxidants and help flush out toxins and inhibit cancer cell proliferation.

5. Grape Orange Flavored Water

Grape Orange Flavored Water

Steep Time – 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 15 grapes
  • 15 slices of orange
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Cut the grapes in half and orange into slices.
  2. Add the orange slices and grape halves to a bottle containing one liter of water.
  3. Let it steep for 30 minutes.

Benefits:

  • Grapes help to inhibit cancer cell proliferation, lower cholesterol, and suppress platelet aggregation.
  • Oranges are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that prevent DNA damage and protect the heart.

6. Pomegranate Mint Flavored Water

Pomegranate Mint Flavored Water

Steep Time – 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup pomegranate
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 1 liter water

How to Prepare:

  1. Toss the pomegranate and a handful of mint leaves into a bottle containing one liter of water.
  2. Let it steep for two hours in the refrigerator.

Benefits

  • Pomegranate helps regulate blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties.
  • Mint leaves have a cooling effect. They aid proper digestion and have anti-tumor, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties.

These infused water recipes to avoid dehydration are easy to make, rich in nutrients and keep you hydrated. Try these recipes and make your water tastier and healthier. Besides these, don’t forget to drink 8 glasses of water, daily. Stay hydrated!

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