Turn Your Water Into A Tonic With These 5 Simple Recipes

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Turn Your Water Into A Tonic With These 5 Simple Recipes

Must. Drink. More. Water.

Boring, right? We all know what we should be doing, but drinking more water can be a bore if you don’t want to add heavily sweetened cordials or fruit concentrates to it.

Infusing water with fresh fruit and herbs is a great habit to mix it up, but have you ever thought about adding spices to your water too? It’s a fun way to throw in some extra health benefits!

My five must-have spring spices make great additions to these quick infused water recipes:

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1. Cooling Cumin, Mint + Cucumber Water

Cooling Cumin, Mint + Cucumber Water

All three of these ingredients are known for their cooling properties, especially on the digestive system, which is so important in any cleanse or detox.

Thymol, a compound in cumin, can stimulate bile production, which is required for the breakdown of fats and absorption of nutrients, making for healthy digestion.

Make the water:

Add 6 to 8 slices of cucumber, 3 to 4 fresh mint leaves, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin to 8 cups of water. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy chilled or at room temperature.

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