Make Your Own Vitamin Water

If you’re anything like me, drinking plain water can get a little boring. While it’s healthy for you, being able to jazz up the taste as you double down on the nutritional content of it is a major score for improving your health even further. This is where vitamin water saves the day. What is even better is knowing how to make your own vitamin water so that you save money and get the highest quality possible.

When it comes to vitamin water and how it relates to losing or maintaining weight, coupling it along with any diet of your choice increases the chances of success. Regardless of following the Paleo diet, low-fat or any other that work best for your body’s chemistry, the addition of water – especially when it is packing additional nutrition – is the perfect companion. There are some basics you need to follow for that to happen.

Skip the Store Shelves

Any article on vitamin water has to include the warning to avoid buying pre-prepared, store packaged vitamin waters. Yes, it may be convenient, but take a close look at the nutritional label and ingredient list. You are likely to find added sugars, as well as artificial colors and “flavor”. Whatever vitamins may be included in those bottles are often negated with addition of these harmful ingredients. This is why you should make your own at home.

Start With Good Quality Water

Yes, you can just turn on your tap and use the water from there, but realize that it may be highly fluoridated. The science and health community are sometimes at odds on whether this is a good or bad thing, but most evidence points to it not being the best for your overall health. Spring water is a better choice. Mineral water may also be used, but spring water is often a more affordable choice, especially in bulk.

The Basics

The beauty of vitamin infused water made at home is its simplicity. All you need is a large pitcher, some clean water, and your choice of fruits, vegetables and perhaps some spices. Combine the ingredients together into a pitcher, place it into your refrigerator to chill for 5 to 6 hours, and then consume. Really, it is just that easy! It’s something that can be made the night before so you are ready to enjoy it the next day.

Here are a few combinations to inspire you:

A Taste of Autumn

2 cups of thinly sliced apples
2 whole cinnamon sticks
½ sliced cucumber (if you don’t like the seeds, find an English cucumber)
½ teaspoon non-iodized sea salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Refreshing Complexion Mix

4 to 6 fresh spearmint leaves (you want to muddle these)
¼ sliced cucumber
2 cups sliced oranges
½ teaspoon non-iodized sea salt

Youth Tonic

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
2 cups watermelon chunks
6 to 7 fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon non-iodized sea salt

 

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