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Holiday Health: Infuse Your Water

‘Tis the season of parties! If you’re looking for a healthy way to celebrate the holidays, infuse your water with deliciousness! Flavored sips are a mindful alternative to cocktails.

Fill large mason jars with colorful fruits and herbs. I worked alongside The Chalkboard Mag to share my favorite flavor combinations. The best part is, infused water is incredibly good for us! Everything from our skin, to digestion, to our mental clarity receives a boost! Infused water can flush out toxins, ease our appetite, and improve our mood.

Tip: Infuse your water about 30-minutes before guests arrive. This will provide enough time to boost flavors, while still keeping fruits fresh and ripe.

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GRAPEFRUIT + MINT | Slice one grapefruit and combine it with several sprigs of mint for a refreshing flavor. Grapefruit works wonders for our bodies — boosting metabolism, strengthening our immune system and even reducing stress. Mint is also a great appetite cleanser, while helping ease nausea and digestion.

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APPLE + CINNAMON | Thinly slice a few apples and place them in a large water jug with about 10 cinnamon sticks (adjust amounts by how strong you want your flavors to be). Cinnamon makes everything taste like fall! Plus, this spice is full of antioxidants. This anti-inflammatory ingredient is also said to boost your immune system.

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BERRY + SAGE | Get creative with this one, and include any combination of berries. If you want a colorful water station, try adding a cup of raspberries and a cup of strawberries with several sprigs of sage. Berries are packed with antioxidants, aiding in both illness and stress. Plus, it provides just enough sweetness to feel like a treat. Sage will add a beautiful color contrast, and is also known to help with inflammation!

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Photos by Annie Shak