Water is one of the healthiest ways to nourish your body. If paired with neutral ingredients, its healthy power doubles! Lately, I have been feeling very health conscious. I have always been aware about healthy habits, but now I view healthy habits from a different perspective. I still cannot call myself a “health freak” just not yet!! But I do enjoy taking care of my body in healthier ways. If you enjoy drinking water, why not try to drink it with an extra healthy twist. There are many ways you can flavour water – here are my most favourites ones.
Yes, garlic! We all know how garlic can be beneficial for your health and your body. Consuming raw garlic once a day can strengthen your immune system significantly. It gives your skin a natural glow and helps your hair and nails grow faster with extra shine.
Mix one cup of water with half a clove of finely chopped garlic. It’s best to drink in the morning or before going to bed. For beginners, I’d recommend starting with the half clove of garlic and then gradually increasing the amount. Do not exceed more then two cloves a day.
Note: Garlic is one of the best natural remedies for high blood pressure; it helps lower blood pressure almost instantly.
If you have low blood pressure, it’s best if you avoid this mix.
This powerful plant has many health benefits such as being high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, potassium and folate; high in fibre; has anti-cancer properties; able to detox your body and fights inflammation.
In general, beets can stay fresh for a long time if kept in the fridge. When shopping for beets, go for smaller sizes. Peel the beet with a potato peeler. Rinse and grate it. Keep the grated beets in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Add a spoonful of grated beets to your water as you go.
PS. Beets are very rich in colour and they may stain your hands while you are cutting them. Usually the colour comes off very easily, but it would be a good idea to wear rubber gloves while cutting your beets.
I really love dates! I love them in cakes, in power bars, in a drink or by itself. Dates are very high in iron and good for your skin.
Soak 1/2 cup of dates in 4 cups of hot boiled water and let it set to cool. After the water has cooled down, store it in the fridge and drink as you go.
Turmeric + Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Turmeric and its health benefits are usually endless. Personally, I find raw turmeric a little hard on my stomach so here’s what I do. I usually bring two cups of water to a boil and add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric. Boil this mixture for a few seconds, remove from the stove, and let it cool. Drink one cup of turmeric water with a pinch of cayenne pepper for a good immune system.
With young kids usually flu is a permanent resident in our home during cold season. Thankfully not this winter. With the help of these healthy wonders we had only 2 rounds of clods compared to nine times last year.
Try to establish a daily routine for yourself and your family using healthy habits and let your body soak in the benefits of these natural remedies.