05 May

Ask The Expert: What are the Benefits of Infused Water?

water infused cucumber lemon mint

Infused water is a staple in most salons and spas. Refreshing and colorful fruit or herbal water to make your wait a little more enjoyable and your post-massage hydration more relaxing.

Some of us enjoy making infused water at home, by adding ingredients such as parsley, orange or lime rinds, frozen fruits, ginger, watermelon, basil, or kiwi. The flavors can turn water into a “cocktail”, encouraging us to drink more. And we all know that’s a good thing!

Benefits of Infused Water

Are there added benefits of infused water? Here’s what our expert, Dr. Joshua Thurman, tells us. 

“Drinking adequate fluid is essential. Some people may enjoy infused water, making it easier to stay well hydrated. In general, the added nutrients are probably modest, particularly for someone eating a normal diet. On the other hand, infused water typically does not have a significant amount of sugar so there is no downside to drinking it.”

Of course, you'll want to ensure you wash your fruit or vegetables thoroughly before preparing your infused water. If you buy pre-cut fresh fruit, make sure it’s refrigerated. Once you’ve made your water, put it in a sealed container in the fridge.  You can infuse water up to 12 hours but after that fruit, veggies, and herbs should be removed from the water.  Infused water can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

water infused fruit strawberries

Have some fun creating tasty recipes and enjoy the hydrating benefits of infused water!

ABOUT OUR EXPERT

Dr. Joshua Thurman, MD is a board-certified nephrologist and Professor of Medicine specializing in renal medical diseases and hypertension at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He has been in practice for more than 22 years.

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