Refreshing Mint-Lemon-Ginger Infused Water
This is perfect to get you drinking more water. We all aim to drink more water, but sometimes, we need to add some colour to make it exciting. This is a wonderful drink that helps to cleanse your system and add energy.
Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients and how they can benefit you:
LEMON Lemons are filled with good news – from being antibacterial, having antioxidant properties to being full of Vitamin C. Lemons are good for treating stomach trouble, indigestion and bloating. Drinking lemon water can help stimulate the body and keep things moving in your body.
MINT Mint helps to cool the body and is used in Tamil cooking, more so in sambals and chutneys, and to treat headaches. (Puthina is Tamil) Mint is regarded for its antibacterial and pain relieving properties. Mint is also used to treat headaches, colds and flatulence. If you grew up in a Tamil household, you probably ate puthina chutney with dosai or idly sometime.
GINGER Make sure you add the ginger grated, more of it will infuse that way. Ginger is very good for digestive health and helps to relieve nausea, flatulence, stomach cramps and indigestion. It is also widely used to treat pain, specifically arthritic pain or swelling.
- Mint Leaves - half a cup
- Cucumber - 1
- Lemon - 1
- Ginger - thick piece, length of your thumb (grated)
- Cut up cucumber and lemon into slices.
- Grate ginger.
- Remove mint leaves from stem.
- Mix everything into a jug of warm water. Let it infuse for a few hours then drink it throughout the day. I usually boil water in a kettle and let it cool down a little then add it to the jug.