Our bodies consist of 60% water, which makes the liquid highly important for our overall health. Water is required for proper digestion, absorption of nutrients and circulation, as well as for other bodily functions. Although it’s that important, most of us don’t drink the recommended amount of water every day, which can cause numerous health problems. Sometimes, it’s just boring to drink plain water, but we have a nice recipe that will give a glass of water a nice flavor and boost your digestion and metabolism as well.
Pineapple is a tropical fruit rich in bromelain and numerous important nutrients that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain can accelerate the healing process in your body and treat different aches and pains, and when combined with fennel, it gives the water a refreshing flavor that will calm down your digestive system.
According to one study, drinking pineapple juice every day can reduce inflammation, while another study found out that 200 ml. of pineapple juice a day can improve asthmatic symptoms and reduce weight as well.
Here’s how to prepare the pineapple-flavored water:
- 8 cups of water
- ½ a cup of pineapple chunks
- A teaspoon of fennel seeds
Wash, peel and chop the pineapple first, then add the slices in a bowl of hot water and leave it to cool down. Next, add the fennel seeds and leave the mixture to cool down overnight, then strain it and drink the liquid.
Here’s another recipe for a lemon-flavored water which can boost your overall health:
- ½ a cucumber (cut on slices)
- 2 lemons (cut on slices)
- 8 glasses of water
Add the cucumber and lemon slices in the water and add a sprig of mint leaves as well, then keep the mixture in the fridge overnight before drinking it in the morning.
Cherry, cinnamon and lemon water which can relieve insomnia
The last recipe we have for you today is great against a variety of sleeping disorders including insomnia. Cherries are rich in melatonin which can promote better sleep as well as anthocyanins that have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for the heart. The lemons will provide the water with vitamin C which will strengthen your immune system and detoxify your body.
Add ½ a cup of tart cherries, 2 lemon slices and a pinch of cinnamon powder in a glass of warm water, then drink the mixture before going to bed to improve your sleep.