Water, the chemical basis of life is not only the fundamental drink we should take, it can also be turned into an elixir that can improve our well-being, all with the power of simple spices.
Our resident expert listed some spices that be found right in your kitchen that you can use.
We featured ginger to be an effective natural pain killer, and as it turns out you can easily throw it in your glass of water to get some of its benefits. Remember that ginger has been used for centuries as a remedy for treating cramps, nausea, flatulence and bad digestion. The semi-spicy tingling taste that ginger leaves your tongue has anti-inflammatory and antivirus properties. It’s delicious and guaranteed to add flavor to your water.
Direction: Chop pieces of ginger, the size of your fingernails and throw few pieces it in your glass of water. Stir it well so water can absorb the flavor. Try a few pieces first as ginger is very aromatic and some may find its flavor a little strong.
Lemon / Lime juice
Lemon, apart from making that special sweet and sour lemon chicken that many find irresistible can also be used to infuse your drinking water with vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps your body get rid of free radicals. It also boosts your immune system and help fight infection. A regular dose of vitamin C can also help you indigestion.
Direction: Squeeze half a lemon or lime in your drinking water. This can work both in cold or lukewarm water.
Cucumbers aren’t just for your eyes and skin. Your internal organs can very well benefit from it due to its high amount of vitamins and minerals. Cucumber has also been found to expel body toxins and its subtle taste is a perfect complement to that cold glass of drinking water.
Directions: Slice the cucumber (you can choose to remove the skin or not). Do not remove the seeds as it contains most of the flavor.
Some people prefer to chew it and some as seen in many restaurants put it in their water. Businesses have been doing this for a while and there’s no reason for you not to do it in your homes. Mint is an herb that can easily grow in a small pot and placed on a mini garden in your home. It can help with stomach pain and indigestion. It can also activate your salivary glands which makes eating a good experience.
Direction: Get 2-3 mint leaves. Cut or chop it and put it in your glass of water. This is best served cold.
It is not a secret knowledge that cinnamon can remedy bad digestion. It can also regulate blood sugar level and help in speedy burning of fat in the body. Adding this to your water can give life to the usual tasteless and boring drink.
Direction: Add a pinch of cinnamon into a glass of water, mix and let it stand there for a few minutes. Mix it again before drinking.