5 Health Benefits of Fruit-Infused Water with Tasty Recipes

An easy and delicious way to give your body the water it needs every day, fruit-infused water is refreshing and full of beautifying health benefits.

Step away from the sugar-loaded drinks and into a wonderful world of natural and body-enriching flavor with a daily dose of fruit-infused water. Not only is it extremely easy to prepare, but the number of fun and satisfying recipes is endless—not to mention, your body will be thanking you for the vitamins and hydration its receiving from this miracle concoction.

If you haven’t been persuaded to trade your Diet Coke for a colorful fruit water just yet, here are some more health benefits and recipes that are sure to get you on board.

Simple Hydration

Infused water with fresh organic berries

We all know that our bodies technically need up to eight glasses of water per day, which seems like a daunting task to tackle—especially when drinking water is boring and tasteless.

Some people don’t even drink up to half the water their body needs, and replace it with other drinks like soda and beverages made with preservatives and syrups. There are all unnatural flavors that don’t provide the body with any health benefits.

However, this bad habit can easily be changed for the refreshing taste of fruit-infused water. The flavor added by whatever fruit, veggies or herbs you decide to mix in will make it hard to believe you’re drinking water, and you’ll be exceeding the eight glass intake in no time.

Energizing Vitamins and Minerals

Unlike the “energy” the body gets from caffeine, fruit-infused water provides long lasting energy with the vitamins and minerals necessary to keep you healthy, without the dreaded caffeine rushes and crashes.

Why put yourself through such a vicious cycle with endless cups of coffee when a pitcher of this water will get the job done and more?

Antioxidants for Good Health

Jar delicious refreshing drink of peach fruits and plum with mint

All fruit water recipes offer your body some sort of antioxidant, helping to fight the bad bacteria in your system. This cleanse will help to boost your immune system and fight virus-causing bacteria. No one has time to get sick these days, so here’s a good way to prevent this from happening.

Craving Control and Weight Loss

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the natural sweetness of your favorite fruit while also allowing it to aid in detox and weight loss. Fruit water has the ability to flush unwanted toxins out of your body, and if you drink it alone and consistently, you will see results fast!

Many people claim that they enjoy drinking fruit water because it helps them to feel healthier than they were before overall. It can also help to relieve heartburn naturally by balancing the acidity in your body. Say goodbye to a bloated belly and indigestion and hello to a refreshed, healthy and confident self-image.

Clearer Skin

The key to clear skin is to clean your body from the inside out. This is the only way to maintain clear skin all the time. Creams and washes can only do so much if you’re continuing to pollute your body with preservatives and sugars to which your skin does not respond well.

Replacing your daily soda with a fresh pitcher of cucumber lemon mint water will do wonders for your complexion. Not only will it help to maintain the clarity of your skin, but it will also allow the skin to become more supple and plump due to increased water intake. If you struggle with dry skin, there’s an added bonus to incorporating fruit water into your skincare regime.


Summer refreshing homemade cocktail with fruits and thyme on white wooden table

Now that you’ve been informed of the health benefits of drinking fruit-infused water, here are some recipes loved by all who have made the switch. Preparation is basically the same for all recipes:

  1. Thinly slice fruit and/or veggie mixture of choice.
  2.  Place them into a pitcher or a fruit infuser.
  3. Pour in water and ice if desired.
  4. Let the water sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, allowing it to absorb the flavors of the fruit.
  5. Enjoy!

Some popular fruit combinations are:

  • Cucumber, Lemon, Mint
  • Strawberry, Kiwi
  • Raspberry, Lemon, Lime
  • Blackberry, Cherry
  • Pineapple
  • Any fresh herbs including Mint, Lemon balm, and Parsley

Important: The fruit used to make one batch of fruit-infused water is good to re-use for up to 2 days, depending on the freshness of the fruit.

Not only are these recipes pleasant for your taste buds, but they’re beautiful to look at on a hot summer day. There’s nothing quite like enjoying nature’s color palette with as many senses as possible.

Water is one thing you really can’t drink too much of, so it’s worth it to try to replace your morning energy drink or lunch time soda with a healthier version like this. It’s a good way to lower your sugar intake immediately without removing any food from your diet, and it’s also a good way to begin a path to a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any favorite fruit water recipes that weren’t mentioned above, YouQueen would love for you to share them!

About the author

Kayla Blanton

Kayla is a firm believer in finding positivity in every situation, and wearing as much makeup as the heart desires. She studies journalism at Ohio University and is always up for a challenge, as long as coffee is involved.

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