Tired of drinking plain water everyday ? Me Too. Here’s a drink that will not only keep you hydrated, but also supply much need vitamins. Tastes good too:
Article by Claire Goodall
Vitamin B complex
This water focuses on the vitamin B complex, which is comprised of 8 different B vitamins needed to carry out vital functions in the body. I could list each one and what they do but that would get quite dull, so I will just list the specific B vitamins in this drink (each of which helps with energy.) B vitamins are water soluble, and unlike fat soluble vitamins, need to be replenished more often since they are lost in the process of urination and not stored in the body.
B1 (Thiamine)-Thiamine helps generate energy from carbohydrates, is involved with DNA and RNA production, and nerve function.
B2 (Riboflavin)-B2 plays large part in growth, red blood cell production, as well as releasing energy from carbohydrates.
B3 (Niacin)-Niacin keeps the digestive system on track, as well as improving the health of skin and nerves. Like B1 and B2, vitamin B3 helps converts food to energy.
B6 (Pyridoxine)-B6 helps produce antibodies to keep your immune system running strong, and aid in the formation of red blood cells. It is also needed to break down protein, so the more protein you eat the more B6 you will need.
B5 (Pantothenic acid)-B5 helps maintain the digestive system, and helps the body use other vitamins, especially B2. It helps convert food to energy, and plays an important role in metabolism.
You will need…
-Sprig of rosemary (B1)
-1 sliced lemon (B2)
-1 Peach (B3)
-5 or 6 chunks of Watermelon or Pineapple (B6)
-Handful of raspberries (B5)
Slice up your fruit into roughly equal sized pieces and place in a pitcher. Fill the pitcher with cold water, and then let the mixture infuse in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours. Pour a glass and enjoy daily, changing the fruit after 5 days or so.
When you do find yourself needing to supplement, try getting the bonus of hydration and natural vitamins before heading for the pills and capsules.