Still on this health kick and decided to make myself this vitamin-induced pitcher of water to keep in the fridge. It's not only a great source of nutrients but also a good way to kick a hunger craving.
All I do is cut up some slices and put some fresh mint leaves in and toss them in the pitcher, then fill the pitcher with water and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. It is EXCELLENT tasting and very refreshing...but most importantly it holds many health benefits within the nutrients
Grapefruit Health Benefits
This fruit has a fat-burning enzyme and can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body. It is widely consumed by people who are trying to lose weight.
In another study, the bioflavonoids found in grapefruit was discovered to even halt cancer cells from spreading in breast cancer patients, by ridding the body of excess estrogen.
A certain compound found in grapefruit helps reduce the excessive production of cholesterol from the liver.
At the end of a long and tiring day, drink a glass of grapefruit juice with lemon juice in equal parts with a little honey, to dispel all fatigue and tiredness.
A drink of grapefruit juice before bedtime, helps to promote sleep and alleviates insomnia.
The bioflavonoids and vitamin C help to reduce water retention and swelling of the legs during pregnancy.
Drinking a freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice helps relieve sore throats and soothes coughs.
Lemon Water Benefits
Great source of Vitamin C
Balances pH levels
Aids in weight loss
Your cucumber slices will also give you anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting benefits. Cucumbers contain three lignans (lacriciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which have been proven to fight breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers. Fresh cucumber extracts, meanwhile, inhibit the behavior of pro-inflammatory enzymes like COX-2. The juice is also rich in anti-oxidants.
Mint Leaves Benefits
Mint water brings nutrition and digestive health. Drinking mint-flavored water is a long-standing home remedy for digestive problems, but modern research has confirmed that this natural diuretic can help stop colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and B12 with traces of iron, potassium, selenium, and zinc.