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The Power of Naturally Flavored Water

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shutterstock_185942816-630x300Naturally flavored water…it just sounds delicious, doesn’t it? We’re not talking about the kind you find in grocery stores, gas stations, and vending machines. We’re talking about the kind you make at home. Making naturally flavored water from scratch is easier than you think. It’s also so good for the health of your body and skin – Actually it’s one hundred times better than the flavored waters you see sold everywhere. How is this possible? Continue reading and learn why.

1. Flavored waters that are sold in store are usually loaded with all kinds of sugars (like high fructose corn syrup and evaporated cane juice), salts, and artificial flavors and colors. Not to mention preservatives.

2. When you make your own flavored water at home, you know exactly what is going into it. No hidden secrets, chemicals, or preservatives.

3. Your water is fresher and contains more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than flavored water purchased in store.

4. You can guarantee the use of pure filtered water at home by using your own water filter. Don’t believe that every flavored water bottle you purchase is coming from a clean water source. But when you use your own clean water, you know exactly where it’s coming from!

5. Less expensive. It’s more cost effective to make your own flavored water and store in a large water pitcher in your refrigerator, ready to drink at your convenience.

6. So delicious when you make your own! There are literally hundreds of different creations of healthy flavored water you can create! Mix all kinds of fruits, citrus, and veggies until you find your favorite one…or to change up when you get bored!

We have concocted a couple of our favorite blends of flavored water for you to try below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do…and that your skin and body reap all the amazing benefits homemade flavored water has to offer!

Very Berry Water

½ cup fresh organic blueberries

½ cup fresh organic strawberries sliced

½ cup fresh organic raspberries

1 whole organic lemon, rinsed and sliced into thin slices

A bunch of fresh mint leaves

1 large water pitcher

Clean water to fill the pitcher after the fruit and citrus has been added

Benefits

Our very berry water is loaded with all kinds of vitamins and nutrients to heal and hydrate your body from the inside out. Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries contain a low amount of sugar but are packed with antioxidants to aid in your skin’s health and overall glow. Berries reduce the damage done by skin and other environmental and lifestyle factors by neutralizing DNA-free radical that harm your skin. Berries prevent and repair premature aging of the skin so you will look younger longer. Vitamins like Vitamin B5, B6, C, E, and K are found in berries. All these vitamins restore the skin’s texture and elasticity, while diminishing scars caused by acne. Fresh mint leaves are loaded with vitamins and minerals! Mint can help heal the body from within and minimize skin rashes and breakouts. It is known as a soothing and healing remedy that literally will cool and calm the skin. Such delicious and healthy water to drink to fulfill your body’s intake of 8 glasses of water a day!

Citrus and Cucumber Water

1 whole organic lemon, rinsed and sliced into thin slices

1 whole organic lime, rinsed and sliced into thin slices

1 small or medium organic cucumber, sliced into thin slices

1 large water pitcher

Clean water to fill the pitcher after the citrus and cucumber has been added

Benefits

Adding lemon slices to water is so essential to overall health. Lemons are packed with Vitamin C which is proven to repair skin damaged by environmental and lifestyle factors. Vitamin C replaces damaged skin tissue with scar tissue and also helps the skin look younger longer by assisting in the production of collagen to make your skin more firm and supple. Lemons are loaded with antioxidants that nourish your body and skin and aid in removing toxins more quickly through your waste.

Limes are also loaded with antioxidants that make your skin glow more, even out your skin tone, and fight acne from the inside out. Limes may be little but they are truly lethal against acne-causing bacteria so make sure you add them to your water!

Cucumbers aid in overall health and are great to eat or infuse into your water if you suffer from oily skin. Cucumbers contain a larger amount of the mineral, silica, which keeps your connective tissues strong. Silica slows the aging process, helping your skin look more youthful longer while adding just the right amount of moisture to your skin so it doesn’t become overly oily or dry. If your skin suffers from sun damage or acne, add cucumber slices to your homemade flavored water for extra fresh taste…It will feel like summertime in your water glass all year long!

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