5 Surprising Things to Add to Your Water

The average person should be consuming at least eight glasses of water daily. While this might seem like a lot of fluids in a generally short amount of time, proper hydration can enhance your overall health –  including your skin, energy level, immunity and more.

1. Rose water

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Rose water offers a unique blend of health benefits. Since it contains a multitude of vitamins as well as antiseptic properties, rose water can help enhance your skin, heal a sore throat and even prevent some other illnesses. While it may be too strong to drink on its own, adding a small amount to regular drinking water can be beneficial in the long run.

2. Lemon

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While lemon might not be an exotic addition, it still makes the list because of its endless health perks. Adding a few squeezes of lemon to your water can help your body quickly rid itself of harmful toxins. Lemon can help aid your body in digestion and help you feel more full, consequently aiding in weight loss. A bit of lemon in your water will also give you enough vitamin C for the day.

3. Berries

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Infusing your water with various berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), will not only add a delicious flavor to your water, but will also help quickly detox your body. Berries contain a ton of antioxidants which can help boost your immune system by cleansing the free radicals out of your system.

4. Cayenne Pepper

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Cayenne pepper provides the body with a portion of the suggested daily dose of Vitamin A, which can help improve your vision as well as your immune system’s strength. Adding a dash of cayenne pepper to your water can also aid with weight loss. Since cayenne pepper is rather spicy, adding it to your water can help your body break up mucus and relieve cold, flu, or allergy symptoms.

5. Mint

glass of cold water with fresh mint leaves and cucumber with ice cubes on wooden background

Mint contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that can help to diminish allergy and cold symptoms. Menthol, applied as an oil or lotion, helps provide relief from mild headaches or irritating bug bites. Adding mint to your water is an easy way to get more mint included in your diet.

While drinking enough water is great for your health, you might still be lacking all of the proper nutrients your body needs. Find out which supplements can help optimize your health by taking this free consultation.

About Jenna Goitiandia

Jenna is a member of The Path Editorial Team. She is currently finishing up her degree at Fordham University in Marketing. Jenna is interested in learning new things about how nutrition affects your health and how to heal your body through different diet choices.