10 Ingredients to Power Up your WATER
What’s in a glass of water? We say, a glass full of life, health and glowing skin. Whether you want to lose weight, gain more strength or just turn back the hands of time, water is an integral part of every weight-loss and fitness plans. From gym trainers to diet councilors, every piece of advice invariably has “you should drink more water” at its core. Of course, this looks surprisingly simple but don’t let the simplicity of water overshadow its multiple health benefits.
Water is sickness fighter, brain hydrator, fatigue buster, productivity booster, kidney helper and muscle fuel.
While water is a source of life, aqueous extract water is a source of instant refreshment as well as insta-worthy posts. Aqueous extract water is especially beneficial because the fresh ingredients and herbs boost the goodness of water all the more. Especially for some of us, who do not like the tasteless plain water, aqueous water serves a refreshing rescue. Scientifically known as “Aqueous solutions”, the brewed concoctions leach out certain phytochemicals present in the herbs. For example, tea leaves in cold water versus brewing tea. From flower petals and fruits to herbs and seeds, there is a wide array of ingredients that can power up both look and feel of your water. These concoctions are very effective as a quick fix to many day-to-day health issues. In fact, many provide instant relief in certain health conditions such as indigestion, constipation, PMS, etc. While some of these ingredients offer anti-inflammatory properties, others come loaded with antioxidants and fiber. These concoctions not just keep you hydrated, these also help you give up sugary soda and other caffeinated and high-sugar beverages. As you are able to drink more water, it helps you feel fuller and address the false hunger that dehydration often causes.
Here, we have curated a list of ten easily available and amazingly beneficial concoctions that will help you stay fit, energized, and healthy throughout the day:
- Ajwain (Carom Seeds) Jaggery Water
This combination helps in digestion, controlling PMS symptoms, and increases breast milk supply in lactating mothers.
Who can have it: Kids, teenage girls, adult men, and women, lactating women
When: After 30 minutes of lunch or on waking up
- Methi dana (Fenugreek) water
It is known to reduce blood sugar levels and helps in weight loss.
Who can have it: People who are overweight and those struggling with diabetes and high blood sugar levels.
When: One hour before bedtime
- Tulsi (Holy Basil) Water
Immunity booster and anti-fertility in nature, it helps heal the body and treat respiratory disorders (cold and cough).
Who can have it: Adult men and women and kids. But those (both men and women) who are trying to conceive and pregnant women should not consume tulsi water or tulsi in any form.
When: On waking up
- Neem Water
It may not score high on taste but it does get the home run when it comes to the health benefits that it offers. It is considered to be an effective way to get skin glow, slow down aging, and treat leprosy and hyperglycemic patients.
Who can have it: Everyone who is struggling with any skin-issue can try it.
- Jeera (Cumin seeds) Water
Help: Improves digestion, stimulate bowel movements and relief against gastric issues
Who can have it: Those who have gut issues, obese and lactating women.
When: On waking up or 1 hour after lunch/Dinner
- Rose Water
Soothing and uplifting, Rosewater contains antioxidants that help soothe sore throat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is a perfect pick me up to enhance mood and feel energized.
Who can have it: Everyone
When: As an evening tea
- Turmeric + Black pepper + Honey Water
This concoction boost immunity and helps in wound healing and prevents arthritis.
Who can have it: Those who have joint or body aches, low immunity or trying to recover from an injury.
When: Before going to bed at night.
- Coriander Seeds Water
The alkaline in water is considered good for the gut.
Who can have it: Those with gut issues
When: Empty Stomach in the morning
- Copper vessel Water
It helps in the proper functioning of thyroid glands, stimulates the brain, improves digestion, and provides relief from arthritis.
Who can have it: Everyone
When: On waking up
- Whey Water
In a 2005 study by Lund University in Sweden, researchers found that whey can help regulate and reduce spikes in the blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by increasing insulin secretion.
Who can have it: Everyone except those who are allergic to milk.