Water can provide younger skin, a healthy body and shinier hair according to a study done by health.com. A simple glass of water a day not only produces these outward, physical benefits, but also helps to provide energy and cleanses the body of toxins.
“Those who were thirsty sped up after having a drink, making their brain function up to 14 percent quicker than before,” University of East London Human Neuroscience researchers said.
Although water is a constant necessity for daily rejuvenation, it can easily become bland with its plain and unflavored taste. With just a few simple steps, the infusion of this important drink can create a light, fruity tang and increase its source of nutrients in one serving. The addition of berries, apples, cucumbers, mint, lemons or oranges can be the turning point from indulgence in soda and high calorie drinks to fulfillment in human nature’s most essential component of life.
“Strawberries, lemons, and oranges are my go to,” sophomore Karina Steitz said. “It is a healthier option than juice, and is something more interesting than plain water.”
With millions of recipes online, the possibilities are endless. A quick and easy recipe that comes from popular Pinterest blogger Self Proclaimed Foodie, gives steps for a fall-centered drink with the simple ingredients of cinnamon sticks and fruit. This quick and easy Autumn Infused Water is perfect for increasing metabolism and providing a refreshing start or end to any day.
Autumn Infused Water
Prep: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes
1 apple, sliced thin
1 plum, sliced thin
1 pear, sliced thin
2-3 cinnamon sticks
Combine ingredients in a pitcher of ice and let sit in refrigerator when not in use. Infused water will last for up to 4 days.