Infused Water: The Fountain Of Youth


Drinking enough water has many benefits. But if you add to it mix of fruits and herbs it is tastier and the list of benefits grows even more. Detox water is great addition to any diet. It flushes out toxins from body, increases metabolism, helps to distribute nutrients to all parts of organism, makes you feel less hungry and increase energy levels.Detox or infused water is the best and tastiest way to increase your water intake.There are so many benefits and it is extremely easy to prepare. It is the easiest and one of the tastiest healthy habits that you can adopt. Over the course of my weight loss/ health journey, I have tried out many infusions but these are my top five favorite. I’m sharing recipes and benefits of drinking for each of them.

Let’s cover basics

  • For best results use purified or boiled and cooled water.
  • Always use fresh, organic ingredients.
  • In a pitcher add fruit, top with ice until 2/3 are full and fill with water.
  • Allow fruit and herbs to infuse at least 3 hours in fridge or on counter top if you don’t like cold drinks.
  • After pouring in glass, refill with water up to 3-4 times.
  • Make fresh water everyday.

With that being said, here are my top five infused water flavors.

Cucumber Lime-Mint Detox Water

This water is very refreshing and is also really hydrating. It is best for cooling down on hot summer days. The flavor combination is perfect for summer drink and you are consuming healthy nutrients, best of both worlds. Cucumber helps in hydration, mint has a cooling effect and lime will rejuvenate and hydrate your skin.

infused water

  • Dental health
  • Stronger bones, hair and nails
  • Revitalized and hydrated skin
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Improved digestion
  • Improves liver function
  • Increases energy
  • Improves memory
  • Relief for respiratory disorders
  • 1 medium cucumber (peeled and cut into ½ in slices)
  • 2 limes (cut in 4 pieces)
  • Handful of mint leaves (roughly teared to release juices)

Green Tea Ginger Lemon Detox Water

I like this specific detox because it is tasty and spicy water. It is usually a great idea to drink this in autumn to completely cleanse your organism and prepare it for winter. It is great immunity booster, and prepares the organism to fight of winter colds. I also love that it has green tea. There is absolutely no way that you can go wrong with green tea! It is like the Beyoncé of all teas, and I love it.

  • Improves brain function
  • Dental health
  • Cleanse  the liver
  • Improves immunity
  • Prevents motion sickness
  • Fights infections
  • 2 teabags of green tea (in 2 cups of water prepare tea as usual and allow it to cool)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 lemons (cut in 4 pieces)

In a pitcher add lemon, ginger, ice cubes; pour in prepared green tea and water to fill the pitcher.

Mixed Berry Detox Water

This is year round water, but I prefer it in spring. After long cold winter comes sunny days which means a lot of outdoor activities. For organism that is a big shock. This water will not only hydrate but also give that much-needed energy boost. Fresh or frozen berries it will do the trick.

  • Improves memory
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Protects vision
  • Prevents infections
  • Protects liver
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Energy booster
  •  blueberries ½ cup
  •  raspberries ½ cup
  •  red currant ¼ cup
  •  cranberry ½ cup

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

Winter detox water in it’s best. Tastes and smells like winter. In winter we always eat heavier food, it is cold and we need hearty meals to keep us warm. Combination of apple and cinnamon will help you keep the organism in shape during those months.


  • Reduces risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Cleanse the liver
  • Good substitute for caffeine
  • Boosts cognitive function and memory
  • 2 apples (peeled, cut in 8 slices)
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Pineapple Basil Detox Water

This is one lovely tasty water. I like to drink it year round, especially in spring. Have you ever experienced spring depression? This detox water will fight off those bad days and you will welcome spring with joy. If you are lucky one that doesn’t have this annoying disturbance drink this water for sweet pineapple taste and other benefits.

detox water

  • Boosts metabolism
  • Builds immunity
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties
  • Fights depression
  • 1/2 pineapple cut into chunks
  • handful os basil leaves (roughly teared to release juices)

And there you have it, these are my top five favorite detox waters, and they are all very healthy, delicious and easy to prepare.

The Benefits of Drinking more Water

So, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?


It aids Weight Loss

Water plays an important role in weight loss and weight maintenance in a some ways. Keeping hydrated decreases food cravings. Often we think we are hungry, when actually all we need is a big drink of water. Along with containing zero calories, drinking water also increases our energy levels and metabolism. Don’t just take my word for it, though, here’s the research done on over 18,000 adults.   It’s Nature’s ready mixed diet drink.

Reduced Allergies

Your lungs are moistened by water. Water helps you breathe. When dehydrated, your body will restrict the width of your airways to conserve water loss.  When you don’t drink enough water, your histamine levels increase as the body loses water. This can lead to increased allergy reactions and asthma.

It Prevents cancer

Research suggests that staying hydrated can cut the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduces breast cancer risk as well. Keeping our cells hydrated means that they can effectively transport nutrients in and toxic waste out of our body.

Less grumpy.

Your brain tissue is made up of about 75% water. When you’re not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel and efficiency. You can feel drained, or experience fatigue or mood fluctuations. Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you cranky and confused. Hmm. I think  I may know a few people who  live their life in a permanent state of thirst.

Helps Your Efficiency

Dehydration can lead to weakness, muscle fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance. Keeping our body hydrated means an increase in energy and plays an important part in maintaining muscle tone and increasing the production of new blood and muscle cells.

Keeps You Smarter 

Drinking 8 – 10 cups of water a day can increase your cognitive abilities by as much as 30%. The reason for this is that the more water your brain has, the more oxygen it can receive – which is what keeps it functioning at its best.

Pain free Joints

Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. The leading supplement taken for joint pain is glucosamine. This works by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.


Our digestive system needs water to work properly. Our body flushes out waste by urinating and sweat. Both of these processes only work with hydration. If we don’t flush out waste and bacteria, these toxins collect in our body.

Drink more water! It is nature’s magical  remedy to living a healthy and happy life.