Whether it's keeping their figures slim or giving them radiant complexions, celebs are touting the miracle (or should we say magical?) benefits of infused water. Jennifer Lawrence sips Chlorophyll H2O by Pressed Juicery, which is known to promote weight loss, while Gwyneth Paltrow swears by the healing benefits of lemon water. But does delicious tasting, not to mention gorgeously decorated, water really do a body good?
Here's the run down on some of the most popular infused waters out there.
From Paltrow to Jennifer Aniston, lemon water is a popular choice among celebs. Most of its fans religiously sip it lukewarm first thing in the morning for its purported digestive and detoxification benefits. Though there's little evidence to support that it promotes weight loss, lemon juice is a great source of vitamins C and B, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. And because it's a water-based fruit, it's also good for busting bloat and aiding digestion.
However, adding a slice of lemon to your H20 won't do the trick. To get the most nutritional benefits of your lemon water, you must infuse it with actual lemon juice. (Just make sure it's really diluted so you don't harm your teeth's enamel.)
Because of its strong antioxidant effects --it's known to help in hormonal balance, digestive health, as well as detoxification of the body -- it's no wonder that chlorophyll water has become a go-to drink for celebs like Lawrence and Nicole Richie to swig on the regular. And if that wasn't already promising enough, a 2013 study found that by adding chlorophyll-containing compounds to high-fat meals helped suppressed food intake and promoted weight loss on moderately overweight women. Though there are no reported negative side effects to drinking the green stuff, it's probably best to refrain from thinking it's a miracle elixir.
Fruit Infused Water
Khloe Kardashian is another fan of fruit-infused water. "Let's be honest, water does tend to get boring after a while. So my current obsession is infused waters," she said. "While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has very low to no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health."
She's not wrong. Alone, water is already known to promote healthy weight loss because it's calorie-free and helps suppress your appetite when consumed before a meal. Fruit-infused water -- which can be basically anything, from berries to citrus to even vegetables -- provides additional nutritional benefits, like vitamins and minerals, from the fruits themselves, while also enhancing the taste of H20.
But it's important to note that the vitamin content of the fruits will diminish with long exposure to water. Which is why it's best to cut your fruits and veggies in big chunks to get the most out of their goodness.
There's no doubt that drinking plenty of water everyday is essential in maintaining a healthy body. Keeping properly hydrated helps promote proper blood circulation, food digestion, the flow of nutrients, as well as a clear complexion. If drinking infused water makes drinking your eight glasses a day easier, then it can't be a bad thing. Just don't expect miracles.
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