Drink Your Way to a Healthier Body


These recipes are simple, packed full of antioxidants, vitamin C, A, polyphenols including flavonols, and also carotene and iron.

#Top Tip# don't throw away the citrus fruits after you are done with the water. Use the slices on your skin, citrus fruits are natural skin brighteners. Containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and have healing and antibiotic properties like lemon and lime. Be sure to use sunscreen after using any AHA on the skin.

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Citrus Rush
Lemons and oranges like all citrus fruits have a high vitamin C content. Which we already know is great for staving off a cold, and boosting the immune system whilst also reducing inflammation. Oranges are also high in a particular phytonutrient called 'herperidin' which is a flavanone.  It has been shown in studies to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. This could be due to the antioxidant properties which prevents free radical oxidation of cholesterol. It is worth noting that the majority of this phytonutrient is found in the peel and inner white pulp not so much the juice.

Vitamin C,  B1 and Folate

Vitamin A, Calcium and Potassium

Magnesium, cupper, iron, B6 and B2

Ingredients and preparation

1 litre spring water
2 oranges sliced
1 lemon sliced
handful of mint leaves

Put the fruit and herb together in a large pitcher, bruise the fruit lightly, add the water and leave in the fridge drink through out the day.

Green Tea Dream
There is so much to say about the wonders of green tea it cannot get covered in this short post. But, I will give you an intro. Green tea fro centuries have been drunk and is widely known for its health properties. Increasing metabolism and helping with weight loss, protects cells against free radical damage, protective against radiation and cancer. Although the jury is still out in some cases, as to the conclusive health benefits of drinking green tea as a preventative. I think we can all still enjoy this beverage in all its simplicity. 

Vitamin c, copper, folate

calcium, B6. manganese, magnesium, potassium

Ingredients and preparation

1 litre spring water
4 green tea bags (remove the tag and cords)
2 lemons sliced

Put the tea bags into a large mug and pour boiling water over them, leave to steep for 10 minutes, remove the tea bags. Put the fruit and herb together in a large pitcher, bruise the fruit lightly, add the water and green tea, leave in the fridge drink through out the day.

Peachy Times
Everything in this drink screams antioxidant, from the lemon to the black tea. And as you can see from the low down, there are also many good nutrients in here. I say drink up and keep your cells happy.

Vitamin C, A, Vitamin K, Potassium, Copper, Manganese

Vitamin E, B3, B6, Folate, B5, CAlcium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus

Ingredients and preparation

1 litre spring water
1 lemon sliced
2 Peach sliced
few sprigs rosemary
handful of Blackberries
Cup of strong black tea

Put the fruits in the pitcher and bruise lightly with a wooden spoon. Bruise the rosemary and add this to the fruits, next add the tea and spring water.  Leave in fridge to infuse, and drink through out the day.

Lime Refresher
Limes have the flavonoid compound 'flavonol glycosides' which have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. These also have anitbiotic properties, excellent source of vitamin C which is great for the immune system and help in many inflammatory conditions.

Vitamin C,  

Vitamin K

Iron, B1

Ingredients and preparation

2 Limes Sliced
Handful of fresh basil
1 litre spring water

Place lime slices and basil in pitcher bruise lightly, and add water, leave to infuse and enjoy

Chilli Chaser
The chilli in this water will give your metabolism a kick, and release those feel good endorphins. Vitamin C from the oranges and chilli and antioxidants from all the ingredients. Plus you are getting hydrated without adding calories or taking in chemical sugar substitutes. The oranges will give this water a slight sweet taste, and the vanilla warms this up and intensifies the sweet flavour.

Vitamin C

Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, B1, B6

B2, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, B5

Ingredients and preparation

1 litre spring water
2 Oranges sliced
2 bruised vanilla pods
1 Red chilli sliced (remove seeds and membrane if you want this mild)

Put all the ingredients in a pitcher bruise lightly add water and infuse in fridge.

Bon Appetite!!

***Disclaimer: Any of the information within this blog post and others on this site is for information and educational purposes only and is NOT intended to be taken as diagnosis, treatment, cure or  to prevent any disease. Any reader concerned about his or her health is advised to seek medical advice from their GP or relevant medical professional***

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