For the past two years, I have had access to fruit-infused water and treated it merely as a way of making drinking water taste better when I found hints of oranges, apples and lemon in my water. I only understood the trend of infused water when I learnt about the benefits it brings.
According to The Workout Digest, some of these nutrients you get in infused water include:
Vitamin C: Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is vital for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It also is involved in forming collagen, absorbs iron, improves the immune system, heals wounds and maintains the cartilage, bones and teeth.
- Fruits such as cantaloupe, citrus fruits, kiwi, mango, pineapple, berries and watermelon are rich in Vitamin C
Vitamin B6: Improves metabolism, promotes production of neurotransmitters in the brain to maintain a healthy brain development. It also reduces homocysteine levels in the blood, which may prevent clogged arteries and decrease the risk of heart disease. It may also prevent eye diseases that are caused by high levels of homocysteine.
- Fruits that contain Vitamin B6 include elderberries, pineapples and grapes
Folic Acid: Folic acid helps in the production and maintenance of cells and prevents changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
- Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons and lime are rich in folate
Electrolytes: These are minerals that are vital for the maintenance of your bodily functions in the nervous system, muscles, maintains fluid balance within your body and regulates your body’s internal pH level.
- Fruits high in electrolytes include strawberries, cherries and watermelons
Another of drinking fruit-infused water is to boost your metabolism, which leads to weight loss with the increase in water intake. Using cold water for infused water also promotes thermogenesis, which increases metabolism rate. Some scientists say that drinking 2 litres of water per day will lead to increase in caloric burn by 95 calories.
Best Fruit Infusion Combinations!
- Blueberry Orange (Mint Optional)
Rejoice for the best of both worlds! Blueberries are a superfruit, whereas the citrus of the grapefruit provide you will essential nutrients and vitamins!
2. Cucumber Lemon Water
Simple yet the best ingredients you can add to your water! Cucumber is one of the best ingredients for a detox effect! It also contains antioxidants are substances that help prevent and delay cell damage from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and heart diseases. When coupled with the lemon, the potassium in lemons may help control blood pressure and the vitamin C may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. A power couple indeed!
3. Mango Raspberry Mint
Behold the most delicious infused combination! With the sweetness of the mango (add more if desired), the refreshing taste of the mint, and the berry goodness of raspberry, this infused water recipe hits all the right spots! Mango contains Vitamin C — a water-soluble vitamin that helps your immune system, helps your body absorb iron and promotes growth and repair. Raspberry contains antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium and potassium, a superfood indeed! Generous sprigs of mint leaves will help add that refreshing factor, while adding the oomph factor to the detox and cleansing of your body!
Convinced that you’ll hop on the infused water bandwagon? Here is a useful tool for you! Available in different sizes, uses and functions, the ZingAnything range makes infusion super easy!
Zing Anything you want! It's super easy and the possibilities are endless!
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The Zing 54 is the all-in-one pitcher that can contain more than 1.5 litres of water! It comes with a extendable muddler that also acts as a stirrer, a citrus squeezer and has a filter to prevent the fruit slices and chunks from escaping the pitcher! Prepare your infused water in this pitch for family-sharing convenience or set it as your personal daily water intake goal to finish the pitcher!
Here is a quick demonstration video on how you can maximize the use of your Zing54!
Achieve the same functionality, but more portability with the aqua zinger! The vacuum insulation ensures your drinks will stay hot or cold for a long time. With the use of double-walled stainless steel that is food grade safe 18/18, wide mouth top allows for easy filling and ice cubes, if needed and is BPA/Halogen/EA and Phthalates free.
Other Zing Anything Products for Homemade Infusion
Aqua Zing may be for infusing water but you can check out the other alternatives you can make healthy such as homemade infused salad dressing and even vodka! Be welcomed to the endless possibilities of customizable flavoured water, salad dressing and alcohol when you customize your own! Plus, homemade drinks and sauces is always the healthier option!
Easy, Innovative and Homemade Salad Dressing!
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Zing Anything Salad Zinger
Salad lovers, rejoice! Never get bored eating salads again when you customize a variety of dressings! Add any type of oil and vinegar to make your vinaigrette or add other types of sauces that will add to the amount of fruits.
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
Balsamic vinegar makes a bold, slightly sweet dressing that is wonderful on green salads with fruit, such as apples, strawberries or peaches.
- Red Wine Vinaigrette
Red wine vinegar packs a punch and works well with other bold flavors and bright veggies, like tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, feta and more (think Greek salads or Italian salads).
- White Wine Vinaigrette
White wine vinegar a more mellow vinegar and it’s especially nice with more delicate flavors like spring greens, cucumber, zucchini and sweet corn.
Here are some other combinations that make a mean salad dressing! Imagine being spoilt for your choices of vinaigrette, most of them cannot be found on supermarket shelves!
Learn how to use a Salad Zinger!
Zing Anything Vodka Zinger
Vodka is one of the best alcohols to infuse fruits in, and the possibilities are endless when you use the vodka zinger! Choose any combination of fruits and herbs that spark joy and just Zing em’ all in! Here are some examples of what you can zing into your alcohol.
Watch how to use the Vodka Zinger!
Understanding the benefits that infusion brings to you allows us to understand the reason behind this trend! Since we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day, why not make it fun and more nutritious? I don't know about you, but I am getting back on the Zing and trying to start my infused water diet!
Have a ho (good) day ahead! 😊