There are many reasons why you should drink lemon water. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, and thus help build immunity. Important minerals and antioxidants that fight cancer are found in lemons. A glass of lemon water a day can deal with obesity by cutting down on cellulite. Lemons are also excellent for improving the health of the skin. They help fight ageing and pimples.1
If lemon water sounds like a magic potion, it probably is. But that doesn’t make it any less boring, especially if you have to have it every day! Here are 7 swaps for lemon water that you can try instead.
1. Lavender Water
Lemon water gets a very quick upgrade when you substitute lemon with lavender. Indeed, isn’t the idea of adding sprigs of purple lavender flowers to water so invigorating?
When mixed with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon, lavender water helps in the maintenance of
2. Vitamin Water
Add a bit of zing to your lemon water by infusing it with melons, berries and even peaches! Not only do the fruits look delightful immersed in water, the combination of fruits also provides a good kick of essential vitamins and minerals. If there’s one thing that is superior to lemon water, it is lemon water with fruits in it.3
3. Pineapple And Ginger Water
The only other tropical combination that tops pineapple and ginger water is pineapples and coconut water!
4. Orange Water
If it is just the lemons boring you, and if you’re looking for quick citrus swaps, orange is your best bet. It has a fairly palatable profile, so you won’t be caught off-guard. Orange also has all of the health benefits of lemons, including a very generous dose of vitamin C.5
5. Lemongrass And Mint Water
Though the names are very similar, lemongrass has a very oriental fragrance that will instantly remind you of the tropics.
Lemongrass is also an excellent decongestant, and holds its own very well even in warmed water, making this an ideal drink for when the temperature dips downwards. Add a few sprigs of mint to the water for a refreshing aftertaste.6
6. Pomegranate Water
This is improvised lemon water! Pomegranate seeds need to be crushed slightly before adding to the water to derive maximum benefit from the juices. Pomegranate has a flavor profile very similar to citrus fruits, so it pairs well with a squeeze of mandarins or blood oranges for added nutrition.7
7. Strawberry Water
When berries are in season, you have no excuse not to use them. Ditch the lemon water entirely, and opt for a strawberry basil cooler instead. Blitz together strawberries and fresh basil very roughly. Top up with loads of water and let sit. You can enjoy this drink all day long.8
There is really no limit to the ingredients you can use to make drinks that are as beneficial as lemon water, but a lot more exciting! Who says drinking water has to boring?
|↑1||Shaw, Chris. Lemon Health Benefits. Chris Shaw, 2015.|
|↑2||Lis-Balchin, Maria. Lavender. CRC Press, 2003.|
|↑3, ↑5, ↑8||Williams, Sevryn. Goodness of Fruit & Herb Infused Water: Practically Calorie Free Natural Longevity-Booster Waters for Beauty & Weight Loss! Dhimant N Parekh, 2017.|
|↑4||Hunter III, John P. Health Benefits: From Foods and Spices. John P. Hunter III, 2014.|
|↑6||Williams, Sevryn. Goodness of Fruit & Herb Infused Water: Practically Calorie Free Natural Longevity-Booster Waters for Beauty & Weight Loss!. April, 2017.|
|↑7||Williams, Sevryn. Goodness of Fruit & Herb Infused Water: Practically Calorie Free Natural Longevity-Booster Waters