Herbal Water Greatness

It is drilled into us that we must stay hydrated and the best way is by drinking water. Although the food that we eat can hydrate us (read: fresh fruit and veggies), the reality is most of us do not consume enough.

Since it is important for us to drink water, why should it be tasteless? Think about it. Why do we constantly eat the things that we do? It is because we favor the taste! Let’s be honest. If something does not taste great, we aren’t going to eat or drink it.

So why not create something that is delicious and hydrates us at the same time?

One of my favorite herbal & fruit selection is combining fresh ginger, mint, and lemon in my water.

The benefits of the each ingredient is magnificent!

Benefits of Ginger

  • Reduces pain and inflammation (e.g. arthritis, headaches and cramps)
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Relieves nausea
  • Creates a warming feeling
  • Inhibits the rhinovirus (causes the “common cold”)
  • Improves of the absorption and assimilation of essential minerals/vitamins in the body
  • Helps with digestion
  • Strengthens immunity

Benefits of Lemon

  • Provides minerals – copper, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron
  • Provides vitamins – C, B6, thiamin, and riboflavin 
  • The potassium in lemons nourishes brain and nerve cells
  • Provides FIBER!!
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Dissolves uric acid which reduces inflammation and pain
  • Replenishes body salt (great for a post-workout drink)
  • Balances the pH levels in the body
  • Provides energy to the liver enzymes
  • Helps with digestion

Benefits of Mint

  • Relieves congestion in nose, throat, and lungs – great for those with asthma and allergies
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Relieves acne symptoms
  • Inhibits the release of histamine (bye-bye allergies)
  • Relieves nausea
  • Great for your teeth, mouth and gums
  • Natural stimulant – relieves fatigue!

Sounds great so far? Would you like to make your own?

Recipe (Pitcher)

  • Fresh Organic Mint Leaves: (1-2 mint leaf stems)
  • Fresh Organic Lemon: 1/3 lemon without the peel
  • Fresh Organic Ginger: 2 – 3 inch piece with the skin peeled

Let me know how you like it! It is great to drink during the day and after a workout.

Happy hydrating, Warrior!

 

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