Did you know drinking just over two cups of water can increase your rate of metabolism by up to 30%? With the holiday season upon us and lots of festive eating and drinking ahead, you can help counter all those additional calories by upping your water intake. If you aren’t a fan of drinking plain water, try an infused water recipe that is sip-worthy. These metabolism boosting drinks can help you prevent packing on that holiday weight.
Lemons, limes and grapefruit – what do these three have in common? They are all fat burning fruit that are ready to be infused with your water. Grapefruit infused water is a go-to beverage for a healthy diet because it can help maintain continual fat burning properties even when your body is at rest. Similarly, lemons and limes also work to maintain your immunity with vitamin C and boost your metabolism with vitamin B6. The juice from lemons and limes also help detoxify your body, relieve bloating and constipation, and aid in smooth digestion.
Combine all three citrus fruits into a large pitcher and fill with water. Refrigerate for at least six hours and sip throughout the day to constantly boost the metabolism.
If you’re looking for sweeter yet refreshing infused water recipes for weight loss, try combining pineapple and mint. Pineapple flavored water can help to prevent sugar and fat cravings and the thiamine in the fruit may additionally boost your body’s metabolism by helping convert carbohydrates into energy. Mint complements the pineapple by acting as an ingredient that works to calm and sooth an upset stomach or indigestion.
To take advantage of these infused water benefits, mix together pineapple pieces, mint leaves and water. Let the mixture sit for at least three hours and strain before serving.
A festive and beneficial infused water for weight loss is Warm Apple Cinnamon Water. Apples have been shown to contribute to weight loss and decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Cinnamon can also provide a multitude of health benefits and has been linked to lowering overall cholesterol as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Combine apple, cinnamon and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes. The beverage will warm you in the colder season and can do your body good at the same time.
With water as their main ingredient, these digestion friendly flavored water recipes call for quality products. Call on Culligan for the best drinking water solutions available. You’ll be on your way to a faster metabolism with these water-based drinks that can positively contribute to your overall well-being.