Infused Water…What is it?…water that is infused.

Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, what does the word “infused” mean?

Infused means having something better tasting than plain old water added to your water to make it less boring.

And what exactly can you put in your water to make it less boring?

Almost anything and everything—including fresh fruit—such as grapefruit, berries,, tangerines, mango, apples, citrus, limes, and lemon….vegetable slices—such as cucumber, ginger, celery…and herbs—such as basil, mint, lavender, cinnamon, and ginger.

Simply adding these things to your water can provide so many benefits—including helping to detox your body, boosting your immunity, and destroying bad bacteria in your digestive systems, boosting your metabolism, and helping you lose weight, improving your mood, flushing toxins from your system, filling you up so you don’t eat as much junk, naturally helping your body release fat cells for water weight loss, keeping food moving through your system, keeping your organs healthy while you’re sweating, reducing muscle fatigue while working out, helping you recuperate faster from a workout, and keeping you from feeling groggy in the afternoon.

Lemon infused water, for example, is great not only for the taste but also for helping with digestion.

Now for a few tips on adding infused water to your daily drinking habits…

  • Add variety to your daily  fruit water by always trying new recipes.
  • One way to keep infused water close at hand is to invest in a  specially-designed fruit-infuser water bottle. I have been using one made by Contigo that I found at Target for about a year now. Water infusers work a little bit like teapots or tea infusers. A basket-like container within the bottle keeps the flavor-contributing ingredients separated from the water while still letting them mingle.
  • Drink a large glass of water before every meal.
  • Drink your first glass of water within 15 minutes of waking.
  • Always keep a pitcher of fruit infused water in your refrigerator.