One of my favorite weight loss topics to talk about is infused water!Studies have shown that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism among other water health benefits, and drinking infused water for weight loss can be an easy way to increase your water intake. (1)
I began making infused water back in April 2012 with my first infused water post Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water. That recipe turned out to be really popular, and went viral on Pinterest with over 2 million views within the first year.
Since then, I have created a lot more infused water recipes, and written a book called Fruit Infusion: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.
These simple infused water recipes are inexpensive, have almost zero calories, and taste great too!
What Is Infused Water?
Also called detox water, fruit flavored water, or fruit infused water; infused water can generally be any combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in cold water.
While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health.
For a full one week detox plan, check out my Detox Diet Week post and give your weight loss a kick start, try a detox smoothie, or a Detox Tea for a hot water detox drink.
Special Tip: Fruit infused water is great to bring along with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat.
To make it easier to take on the go, check out our Recommended Fruit Infused Water Bottles or see our list of the Top 5 Best Seller Fruit Infused Water Bottles.
With one of these fruit infuser bottles, you can refill the water over and over again and the flavor of the fruits and herbs will still infuse into the water. It’s worth the $10-20 investment in your health!
What Are The Benefits of Infused Water?
Besides tasting great and having zero calories, a water detox has many additional health benefits, including:
- Improves your mood.
- Flushes toxins from your system.
- Fills you up so you don’t eat as much junk.
- Naturally helps your body release fat cells for water weight loss.
- Keeps food moving through your system.
- Keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating.
- Reduces muscle fatigue while working out.
- Helps you recuperate faster from a workout.
- Keeps you from feeling groggy in the afternoon.
Water and weight loss go hand in hand. Drinking water to lose weight and be healthier is one of the easiest habits you can have, especially when you can make so many types of infused water recipes to choose from.
Drinking Water to Lose Weight
Studies have shown that drinking infused water may help improve weight loss and support long term weight loss maintenance. (2)
Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn by as much as 24-30% within 10 minutes of drinking water, and this water weight loss increase can last for as long as 60 minutes! (3,4)
So if you want to lose weight fast without much extra effort, try drinking more water.
Watch My Infused Water Video
I made this infused water instructional video for eHow.com, the largest how-to site on the internet.
Everyone has their favorite fruit infused water ingredients, but some are more popular than others.
Fresh lemon, lime, strawberries, apple slices, and oranges and the most popular fruit ingredients, while cucumber slices, mint, basil, cinnamon, and ginger are the most popular vegetable ingredients.
Here is my list of the top 5 fruit infused water recipes:
#1 – Lemon Water
When it comes to popularity, Lemon Water is the undisputed king of them all.
Also called Lemon Detox Water or Lemon Water, this detox drink recipe has the benefit of being really simple and tasty.
Even though this lemon water detox recipe has only two ingredients, lemons and mint, the sweetness and sour from the lemons create a delicious flavor while also providing lots of Vitamin C and the mint adds a refreshing taste.
Drinking lemon water for weight loss is a great idea that you can do cheaply and easily. Try Lemon Mint Water for a refreshing family treat on a hot day.
#2 – Apple Cinnamon Water
This Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water recipe has been my most popular personal fruit infused water recipes of all time.
I originally wrote the Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water recipe on a blog post back in April 2012, and it got picked up on Pinterest right away.
Within 2 weeks I was getting 40,000 views a day on my website for this recipe!
Also called Detox Apple Cinnamon Water, this fruit water recipe is delicious and has the benefit of being metabolism boosting.
#3 – Mango Ginger Water
Did you know Ginger and Mango both boost your metabolism?
This Mango Ginger Water recipe has been at the top of the charts since it was first introduced.
Along with boosting your metabolism ginger also is a natural pain reliever, from migraines to menstrual cramps ginger heals a lot of pain.
It also helps reduce morning or motion sickness and banishes heart burn! It’s no wonder this recipe is so popular!
#4 – Tangerine and Strawberry Infused Water
This refreshing Tangerine and Strawberry Infused Water recipe contains fruits that are high in Vitamin C and are big metabolism boosters!
Strawberries and tangerines one of my favorite combos, and both hot and cold this is a delicious drink.
This year-round favorite will have you drinking more water quickly.