Flavored Water and Morning ritual!
Drinking flavored water at the correct time maximises its effectiveness on the human body, so add to that data the benefit of your favorite fruit, plant or vegetable have a powerful healthy drink: lemon, fresh ginger, cucumber slices, watermelon, blueberries, orange slices, mint, strawberries, pineapple, rosemary sprigs… So enjoy and be creative, the limit is just your imagination!
Warm water and Lemon
The healthier gift you can offer to your body in the morning: warm water and lemon. I love the rejuvenating sensation of drinking a cup first thing in the morning, the warm water and lemon rehydrate and balance your pH level in your organism, flush out toxins. Not to mention the countless benefits that lemon naturally have:
- Help to loose weight faster
- Source of Vitamin C, Citric acid, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium
- Helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints
- Helps cure the common cold, better if associated with Echinacea, Ginger, Tumeric, Garlic…
- Immense benefit to the skin (check my DIY Body Scrub) and help preventing wrinkles formation
- Strengthen the liver, aids in digestive juices production
- Pectin fiber are beneficial for the colon health……
and the list goes on …to name a few.
When and Why drinking your favourite flavored water:
Drinking 2 glasses of water in the morning helps activate internal organs
Drinking 1 glass of water before a meal will help with digestion
Drinking 1 glass of water before taking a shower helps prevent high blood pressure
Drinking 1 glass of water before bed helps prevent strokes or heart attack
Raspberry Lime Flavored Water
Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add raspberries. Press and twist with a muddler to release some of the juices (don’t pulverize the fruit). Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.
Pineapple Mint Flavored Water
Add a sprig of mint to the jar–you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar. Muddle the mint–the goal is to bruise the leaves and release their flavor–don’t pulverize them into bits. Add pineapple pieces, press and twist with the muddler to release juices. Add ice to the top and then water. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.