New Year, New Health Kick!

Fruit infused water, what is it and how do you make it?

New Year, New you! Many people are excited to start trying new things for the year 2018, but most don’t know where to start. Start simple this year, and a simple place to start is eating healthier and drinking healthier. When you reach into your fridge, do you grab a water or do you grab a soda? Many grab the one with the most flavor.

Most people don’t like drinking water because of the lack of taste, but is diabetes worth that tasteful risk? A single soda has as much as 10 teaspoons of sugar. All that sugar consumption serves to skyrocket the blood pressure and causes an insulin reaction in the body. Over time, this can cause weight gain and other health problems. So don’t risk it, grab a water!

But water has no flavoring!!

Well, add your own! There are many recipes that you can find online to mix up the bland taste. One of my favorites is lemon, mint, and strawberry. Yum!

Jessie Beltramo

Strawberries: high in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory nutrients
Lemon: cleansing & hydrating to the system
Mint: aids digestion & soothes nausea

Best Ways to Enjoy Infused Water

Choose organic ingredients. If you’re not able to get your hands on some, make sure to wash produce and rinse herbs to rid of chemicals, pesticides, and other residues.

When choosing your water temperature, choose cold or room temperature. Hot water can compromise the structure of the produce, causing it to fall apart faster.

Most people don’t know what to put the water in, but a glass pitcher is the best way to go.

Soak the fruit in room temperature water for no more than 2 hours. After that, store the water in the fridge to prevent bacteria growth.

Produce like, cucumbers, citrus fruits, melons, and mint flavor water can be consumed almost immediately, but apples, cinnamon, fresh ginger root, and rosemary will need an overnight soak in the fridge.

Tasty Combinations That Anyone Can Enjoy From Home

Lemon + Thyme

Cucumber + Lime + Strawberry + Mint                                                              

Orange +Star Anise + Hibiscus

Watermelon + Honeydew + Mint

Lime + Ginger Root + Basil

Lemon + Raspberry + Rosemary

Lemon + Strawberry + Mint

Orange + Blueberry + Mint


Stay healthy and hydrated this wonderful 2018!



For more information on tips to make infused water:

Quench Your Thirst Beautifully with Flavor-Infused Water

10 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes (With Fruits and Herbs!)


Want to know the real benefits of infused water? Check out my latest article!

Vanessa Greaves

Strawberry, Lime, Mint
Orange, Blueberry, Basil,
Lemon, Raspberry, Rosemary