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5 Healthy Ways to Flavor Your Water

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Drinking water doesn’t have to be boring. It can actually be really fun and exciting, which makes it easier to get as much as we need to be healthy and feel good. All you have to do is create healthy infused water to add flavor and even more health benefits to it without adding calories or sugar.

Improve Your Immunity With Lemon

Adding a squeeze of lemon to your water adds antioxidants and vitamin C to help your body heal and protect itself from disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Try slicing up different types of citrus fruit such as lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit or even strawberries for a colorful vitamin C boost. You can also switch up plain water for sparkling water, which can also help wake up taste buds.

Warm it Up With Broth or Tea

Make a hot veggie infusion, a.k.a. a natural broth. Boil sliced carrots and celery and add onion, garlic or ginger for more taste, or spinach and seaweed for a nutrition boost. Let the heat work its magic on stuffed sinuses or an upset stomach.

If you just want to warm yourself up, grab your favorite tea bag and steep any type of tea. Green tea and herbal teas not only boost your fluid intake but also have known to lower your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, notes Harvard Health Publications.

Aid Your Digestion With Apple Cider Vinegar

You may think taking apple cider vinegar with water is an old wives’ tale, but studies continue to show it has benefits. Adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to water and drinking it before meals can help improve digestion

Release Endorphins With Jalapeño

Looking to up your daily intake of water? Try this zesty recipe. Jalapeños contain capsaicin, which helps your body release endorphins. Paired with watermelon, this flavored drink will give your body plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Get Your Antioxidants with Fruit

Add some color to your plain water with fruit. Almost any fruit will do, but this recipe combines a blend of blueberries, peaches and lemon that not only tastes delicious, but will also help ward off free radicals with its antioxidant-rich properties.

How do you flavor your water? Let us know by commenting below.

Naomi Mannino

Naomi Mannino

Naomi Mannino is a health and personal finance journalist who specializes in helping consumers get the most from their health and financial choices. She enjoys sharing her personal experiences and never writes about anything she has not tried herself.

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Naomi Mannino is a health and personal finance journalist who specializes in helping consumers get the most from their health and financial choices. She enjoys sharing her personal experiences and never writes about anything she has not tried herself.

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