Refreshing Lemon Cucumber Mint Water infused with lemon,lime, cucumbers and mint.Make your own healthy natural vitamin water with fresh fruits.
Drinking enough water is essential for health, hydration and happiness. Exercise, coffee and medication among other things dehydrate our bodies and leave us thirsty, tired and lethargic. Some studies even claim that insufficient water intake can result in premature aging! Drinking water can easily slip our minds in the abundant responsibilities of everyday life and the temptation to choose sugary drinks to satisfy feelings of thirst is strong. Enter: infused water. Adding tasty fruits, vegetables and herbs to a glass or bottle of tap water adds flavour and nutrients to the drinking experience and provides great motivation to get your H20 on. My choice is Lemon Cucumber Mint Water!
Some of the lesser known benefits of drinking enough water include clarity of thought, weight loss and energized muscles. Water helps the body in the process of getting rid of toxins. It does this by assisting the kidneys to flush out the bodies’ wastes. Toxins are unavoidable as they exist in the air and in the food we eat. The results of reducing toxins in the body are clear skin, better sleep and a healthier body. Water is suggested to curb over-eating as a thirsty person is more likely to consume unnecessary snacks. It is also said to increase energy, lower blood pressure and to help the body to carry out its essential functions with ease.
There are many different combinations that make for delicious infused water. Drinking infused water is an excellent way to include extra nutrients and antioxidants in your diet. It is recommended for weight loss, to soothe muscle fatigue and obviously, to keep the body hydrated. Another benefit of infused water is the ease of its preparation. In comparison to fresh juices, infused waters are quick and easy to make. Infusions are also said to improve metabolism alongside the specific health benefits of each of the chosen ingredients. Citrus fruits enhance digestion, while cucumbers are a great source of potassium and mint helps the body to fight allergies.
Here is a list of reasons to love Lemon Cucumber Mint Water.
Lemons are among the best foods to consume in the morning, as they aid digestion and assist the immune system in fighting illness. The fruit also has a reputation for creating calm feelings in those who eat it. Along with its obvious breath-freshening abilities, mint is rumoured to help those suffering from chronic fatigue and depression. This is due to its status as a natural stimulant which rejuvenates the senses and brings relief to the body. Mint is also known to stimulate weight loss by prompting enzymes in the digestive system to absorb fats faster. Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants, fight inflammation and their potassium content lowers blood pressure. They are also rumoured to help to prevent cancer.
The combination of lemon, cucumber and mint has the added benefit of being deliciously fresh and rejuvenating. It makes for a great Lemon Cucumber Mint Water drink in the morning, after a workout, or to interrupt an afternoon slump. It’s also a great choice for a summer cool down drink because of its cool, crisp flavours. You can learn how to make it here:
Best Lemon Cucumber Mint Water
- Water- 1,5 litre
- Cucumbers-2 medium
- Limes- 2
- Lemons- 2
- Wash cucumbers, lemons, limes and mint leaves. Slice them.
- Place about 10-15 mint leaves, sliced cucumbers, limes and lemons in a glass jar.
- Fill with water.
- Refrigerate for a few hours.
Viola! Lemon Cucumber Mint Water is ready. A brilliant drink that is ideal for consumption every morning on an empty stomach.