Benefits of Infusing Fruit in Your Water

With the unofficial start of summer occurring this past Memorial Day Weekend, it is so important you are staying hydrated! Hydration is essential year-round for innumerable reasons, but if you are finding yourself outside more often with the warm weather, you have to make sure you are drinking plenty of water.

Water is crucial to all of the body’s key organs and their functions. Water, for example, helps bring nutrients to cells (you know, the nutrients your body receives when you eat fruit!), get rid of waste in the body, maintain body temperature, and so much more. Likewise, when you exercise, your body loses lots of fluids, both good and bad, so you need to replenish your body’s water sources.

However, water may not be everyone’s go-to drink even though experts say it should be. If water is not your favorite, make it more enjoyable by adding fruit to your water! People add many different types of fruit to their water from citrus fruits to berries. Each offers various health benefits while keeping your body hydrated. 

Many fruits, such as berries, have anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes or dementia. These same fruits are known to boost immunity due to the antioxidants and vitamins they provide. Other fruits such as lemons and grapefruits are known to support digestion while decreasing bloating and constipation. Finally, an intake of water is known to boost skin health, but adding fruits to the mix provides the body with more antioxidants that fight oxidative stress which often leads to breakouts. A greater water intake plus nutrient-rich fruits is a recipe for plump skin and overall hydration!