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5 Easy Infused Water Recipes To Boost Your Immune System

Our immune system works tirelessly 24/7 protecting us from harmful bacteria and viruses. In order to keep it up and going, we need to support it with the right kind of nutrients.

The following easy infused water recipes are packed with vital nutrients for everyday health or for fighting off the cold and flu. Check out these immunity-boosting drinks and pick your favorite one!

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How To Make Infused Water

The making of these tasty, immunity-boosting drinks is very simple and the preparation steps are pretty much the same, no matter what ingredients are you using.

  1. Wash the fruit and herbs thoroughly. Choose organic citrus fruits if you want to use them with their skin on. Otherwise, you might want to peel the skin off before placing them into the jar/bottle.
  2. Cut the fruit into smaller pieces and place it at the bottom of the jar. Add herbs or spices and gently crush the contents to release the flavor.
  3. Add water. You can definitely use a regular tap of bottled water. But if you want to add some extra immunity benefits to your infused water, opt for Shungite water.

Health Benefits Of Shungite Water

Shungite is a unique, healing mineral that comes from the only place on Earth – Karelia in Russia. It contains fullerenes – a special form of carbon considered to be the most powerful antioxidant capable to shield cells from free radicals.

With Shungite stones, you can turn your regular tap water into perfectly clean and healthy water that is packed with antioxidants and minerals.

Shungite water is biologically active water with antibacterial and antioxidant effects. Thanks to fullerenes it perfectly hydrates the whole body, washes away allergens and strengthens the immunity system.

There are many studies that show Shungite is capable of removing harmful substances from drinking water such as chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, phenols, and dioxins.

Easy Infused Water Recipes With Shungite Water

Thanks to fullerenes that Shungite releases into the water, Shungite water has amazing benefits to our immune system. Pair Shungite water with some powerful fruits, herbs, and spices, and you´ll have a perfectly healthy drink to help you stay healthy during the flu season.

1/ Grapefruit and Rosemary

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This is a wonderful, slightly bitter drink that helps your immunity to work properly,  to detox your body, and what’s even better – it beats the tummy bloat!

Tart grapefruit helps ward off the common cold, improves liver function, and yes, helps with weight loss. The fruit’s enzymes give the liver a big assist by helping it break down toxins more efficiently. Look for red and pink grapefruits, which contain lycopene as well as higher amounts of antioxidants (as opposed to yellow or white grapefruit).

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By adding a few drops of Grapefruit seed extract supplement, you will get an ultimate anti-bacterial drink.  According to research, grapefruit seed extract contains powerful antimicrobial compounds that can kill more than 60 types of bacteria and yeasts.

Rosemary, known to help improve the immune system and circulation brings its own wonderful herbal zing to this drink.

You will need:

  • grapefruit, sliced, zest removed
  • few stalks of rosemary
  • few drops of Grapefruit seed extract
  • filtered or Shungite water

2/ Pomegranate, Blueberry, and Cinnamon

This water recipe is packed with nutrients: the blueberries and pomegranate are rich in Vitamin C, fiber, minerals and bioactive plant compounds such as Potassium. Cinnamon adds its powerful antioxidants that have potent anti-inflammatory properties.

You will need:

  • a handful of blueberries
  • ½ pomegranate
  • few sticks of Ceylon cinnamon (broken up into smaller pieces)
  • filtered or Shungite water

3/ Lemon, Ginger, and Thyme

This is an amazing detox drink that helps you stay healthy, boosts your immunity system and removes toxins from your body. Lemon is packed with vitamin C and ginger is a miracle spice that helps to kill rhinoviruses, which cause colds. Its volatile oils have anti-inflammatory properties similar which make ginger root an excellent remedy for common colds and flu.

Adding thyme will make this drink even more intense: this powerful herb is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back on track.

Thyme has long been used as a home remedy for cough, bronchitis, and other respiratory conditions. It is sometimes taken orally to treat a chest infection or inhaled to open airways. There is some clinical evidence of these effects.According to a 2013 study in the European Respiratory Journal, thymol acts on receptors on the tongue, mouth, throat, and nasal passages in a way that may suppress coughs.

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To make ginger lemon Shungite water you will need:⠀

  • fresh ginger root, peeled and cut into pieces
  • sliced lemon
  • lemon juice from ½ lemon
  • fresh thyme stalks
  • filtered or Shungite water

4/ Orange, Cinnamon, and Cloves

Place ginger and thyme in a jug filled with Shungite water and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add the lemons and the juice and leave to stand a while in room temperature.

Oranges are packed with vitamin C and their High fiber contents keep our gut clean and healthy. Cinnamon and cloves are rich in antioxidants that possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Cinnamon has been proven to fight fungal, bacterial, and viral elements in foods: It’s no surprise that in the Middle Ages, when food spoilage was far more frequent due to lack of refrigeration, many recipes, both sweet and savory, were flavored with the spice.

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You will need:

  • sliced oranges
  • a few sticks of Ceylon cinnamon (broken into pieces)
  • approx. 10 pieces of cloves, slightly crushed
  • filtered or Shungite water

5/ Lemon, Grapefruit and Turmeric

This is a very interesting and refreshing water drink that works great when you need a little boost to your health and immunity. Both citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C known for antioxidant properties that can help to protect your cells from harmful bacteria and viruses. Turmeric may be one of the most powerful nutritional supplements in existence. It contains curcumin, a substance with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

To make this drink, you will need:

  • sliced lemon
  • sliced grapefruit
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • filtered or Shungite water

Drink up!

Remember to use high-quality organic fruits and herbs when infusing water. Otherwise, make sure to remove the skin before using them. 

If you want to use herbs for your drink but you don’t have them growing in your backyard here is a great hack to prepare herb ice cubes:

Cut various herbs such as mint and rosemary, distribute them evenly into the ice cube tray and fill in with water. This way you’ll have them fresh and ready for your infused water or smoothie.

For the best flavor, allow at least four hours or overnight for the fruit to infuse into the water completely.

Which of these easy infused water recipes did you like the best? Let us know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “5 Easy Infused Water Recipes To Boost Your Immune System”

  1. Oooo the grapefruit and rosemary water sounds really good! I am always looking for things to boost my immune system and flush out toxins and all of these sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This was an interesting read and I sent this to my husband, my mom and a couple of friends for various reasons. The shungite water especially interested me so we are going to look into getting some. Thanks!

    1. hey, thanks for stopping by! Yes, herbs and spices add that extra zing to any infused drink and what is even better, they are packed with nutrients!

      take care,
      Eva

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