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Keep yourself hydrated with these fruit-infused water recipes

From cucumber and mint to watermelon, kiwi, and lime; which recipe would you like to try?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | September 23, 2020 10:00:24 am
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It is a well-known fact that consuming adequate water is one of the best ways to keep yourself hydrated. But if you do not want to keep drinking plain water to flush out the harmful toxins from your body, how about trying infused water? Filled with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients, infused water helps boost the metabolism while building immunity. For people who don’t like drinking plain water, it can be a great way to stay hydrated.

Dermatologist Dr Niketa Sonavane gives a few simple preparations of infused water that you can keep at your work desk to stay hydrated and healthy.

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Water infusions are a great way to add flavour to otherwise boring water. Keep it at your work-from-home desk or carry it around in your bag! . Infused water can help you stay hydrated and flush out those toxins. . Easy Water Infusion Recipes: . Common Ingredients: 5 cups water 1 cup ice cubes optional Diced herbs and fruits . Variations: . Strawberry, Basil and Lemon: 1/2 cup strawberries 5 large fresh basil leaves, torn 1 lemon thinly sliced . Cucumber, and Mint: 1 cucumber thinly sliced 10 fresh mint leaves, torn . Orange, and Ginger: 1 orange thinly sliced 2-inch piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced . Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime: 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup coconut chunks 1 lime thinly sliced . Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime: 1 cup watermelon cubes 1 kiwi diced or cut into circles 1 lime sliced into circles . Malta, Pomegranate, and Mint: 1 malta thinly sliced 1/2 cup pomegranate 10 mint leaves, torn . How long should you infuse your water? Infuse your water with your favourite ingredients for at least 2 to 4 hours. Or, you can let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator. . Can you eat the fruit from your infused water? You can surely eat the fruit after infusing water. But remember, the fruit infuses the water with flavor, so the fruit itself has less flavor and more water. Hence it might taste watery and less flavorful than usual. . Call 9930993600 to book your consultation with me, Dr Niketa. . Online consultation available. . #skincareblog #skingoals #skintreatment #skincarelover #healthyskin #skinrejuvenation #skinglow #skincareblogger #skincarebloggers #clearskin #glowingskin #skincare #skincaretips #skinessentials #skincareroutine #skinclinic #beautifulskin #mumbaiinfluencer #makeupartistmumbai #mumbaimodel #mumbaiblogger #mumbaifashionblogger #navimumbaiblogger #beautybloggersindia #indianbeautybloggers #indianbeautyblogger #beautybloggers #beautyblogging #dermatologist

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Common ingredients

5 cups – Water
1 cup – Ice cubes, optional
Diced herbs and fruits

Variations

Strawberry, basil and lemon

½ cup – Strawberries
5 – Large fresh basil leaves, torn
1 – Lemon, thinly sliced

Cucumber and mint

1 – Cucumber, thinly sliced
10 – Fresh mint leaves, torn

Orange and ginger

1 – Orange, thinly sliced
2-inch – Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

Pineapple, coconut, and lime

pineapple, infused water Put some pieces of pineapple to your plain water. (Source: Getty Images)

1 cup – Pineapple chunks
1 cup – Coconut chunks
1 – Lime, thinly sliced

Watermelon, kiwi, and lime

1 cup – Watermelon cubes
1 – Kiwi, diced or cut into circles
1 – Lime, sliced into circles

Malta (sweet orange), pomegranate, and mint

1 – Malta, thinly sliced
½ cup – Pomegranate
10 – Mint leaves, torn

How long should you infuse your water?

Infuse water with your favourite ingredients for at least two to four hours. Or, you can let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator, said Dr Sonavane.

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Can you eat the fruit from your infused water?

You can surely eat the fruit after infusing water. But remember, the fruit infuses the water with flavour, so the fruit itself has less flavour and more water. Hence it might taste watery and less flavourful than usual.

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