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Fit Friday | Infused Water

Hello loves! Today I will be talking about infused water. Why it's good for you/benefits and how to make it so you get the best tasting water.

We all know that pop/soda is bad for you, including diet sodas. Caloric beverages make your overall health worse for you because they fill you up with all the wrong stuff. Soda is a main factor for the big percentage of obesity and diabetes in America. Drinking infused water for weight loss is one of the easiest things you can do for better health. It tastes so good and doesn't add bad calories. 
Doctors suggest that the average person should drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, but I'm drinking 84 a day to catch on all the years of no water and a bit of weight loss (even though weight loss is not the goal). For many people it's hard to drink water all day, they may feel it taste so dry and plain. Well, that's where infused water comes in. 
Whether you’re just trying to quit drinking sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins in your system, infused water is a refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy those taste buds. 
How to make infused water:
All you need are fruits but mainly watermelon/cucumber and lemon. I use watermelon, apples, peaches and mango's with a tad of lemon. I also know a lot of people use mint leaves. I haven't tried that with my water yet so I cannot tell you my opinion, but many people like it and it has some great benefits. Some benefits of the main fruits are below.
1 || Watermelon or Cucumber
 Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains citrulline, an organic compound which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, but not as much as watermelon. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.
2 || Mango
Mango boosts our ability to combat cancer, heart disease and eye problems. Also has a great amount of fiber.
3 || Peach
Fights obesity-related diabetes keeps the skin healthy. Vitamin A and C make peaches a great natural moisturizer. They also help reduce hair loss with its positive effect on the scalp.And peaches can help remove worms from the intestines.
4 || Apple
Apples help lower cholesterol, and they keep you full. Also can help breathing problems and boost your immune system.Apples can fight cancer and decrease the risk of diabetes. Overall they are good for you health and brain.
5 || Lemon/Lime 
 Helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we've consumed.
6|| Mint Leaves
Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.
Examples: 

Some Tips ||
  • Add water first then fruit for a burst of flavor
  • Don't had too much ice, it will dilute the water later on throughout the day
  • Have fun with it!

1st pic found on kitchenplatter.com, rest of pics from tumblr 
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