Also called detox water, fruit flavored water, or fruit infused water; infused sparkling water can generally be any combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in sparkling water. While infused sparkling water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health.
Not only can water help you to stay hydrated to blast through your day and avoid fatigue. It can also help you look better and feel better, too. Sugar can raise insulin levels, which also increases inflammation throughout the body. Kicking off a chain reaction, inflammation adversely affects collagen and elastic in the skin, contributing to premature aging, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Cutting back on sugar-laden beverages can help your skin look healthier and younger.
These simple detox water recipes are inexpensive, have almost zero calories, and taste great too!
Top 3 Most Popular Infused Sparkling Water Recipes
1. Lemon Mint
This recipe has only three ingredients, lemons, mints and sparkling water. The sweetness and sour from the lemons create a delicious flavor while also providing lots of Vitamin C and the mint adds a refreshing taste.
2. Apple Cinnamon
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and flavonoids, including Vitamins C and B complex. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Cinnamon has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, fighting diabetes, and helps relieve arthritis pain.
Simply drop apple slices in the bottom of the pitcher and then the cinnamon stick. Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then with sparkling water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
3. Mango Ginger
Just slice ginger into 3-4 coin sized slices. Drop into your pitcher and add in the mango and put some ice. Add sparkling water and let it sit in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.