This Simple Food Hack Will Make You Glow From the Inside Out

Updated 06/18/19
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Do you know those people who carry massive water bottles to work and have to refill them a few times a day? Well, I'm not like them, although I have to admit, I do envy them. Tons of research proves that water is insanely good for you—both inside and out—but sadly, its taste (or lack thereof) is not all that appealing to everyone.

Thankfully, the pros know a foolproof way to add extra vitamins and delicious flavor to their water: by infusing it with fruit. Cut up your favorite fruits (especially those that are in season), sprinkle with some herbs like basil or mint, and let them soak into your water in a pitcher overnight. Pro tip: Keep it in the fridge for extra freshness. You'll wake up to the most nutrient-packed and tasty water you've ever had. Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite fruit water infusions—from watermelon-cucumber to blueberry-orange—that are so good you just may be able to kick your sparkling water habit. 

Citrus-Infused Water

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Joyful Healthy Eats

This citrusy water has a bit of a tang to it. It's crafted from soaking slices of fresh grapefruit, lemon, and lime in your still water. Grapefruit, in particular, will load you up on vitamins A and C and antioxidants, plus it's a known metabolism booster. 

Watermelon, Mint, and Cucumber Water

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Girl With Curves

This subtly sweet fruit infusion is as close as you'll get to spa water at home. It's crafted from juicy cubes of watermelon, slices of cucumber, and sprigs of fresh mint.

Try this drink the next time your stomach is upset as mint is a natural stomach soother and helps improve digestion. 

Blueberry and Orange Water

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The Peach Kitchen

This concoction is definitely not one we've seen before. But if you like blueberry lemonade, you'll definitely like this H20 enhanced with the fruit and wedges of mandarin oranges (we like that the berries are not only chock-full of vitamins, they're also a great source of fiber). Plus, what's better than only needing two extra ingredients?

Be sure to read about foods that are like a fountain of youth, and tell us which fruit water infusion you'd like to try first in the comments!

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