It's getting hot and if you haven't been drinking enough water, your taste buds are to be blamed. I for one love drinking water, and am always moving around with a bottle of water in my hand.
I am one of those who can't stay without drinking enough water - for me, having about 5 to 8 liters of water a day is absolutely natural. However, of late, I also started making a lot of infused water at home, my favourite flavours being lime, cinnamon, pudina and sweet lime.
The one thing that made me pick up these bottles was the fact that all of this is herbal water and absolutely natural. Also, they have come up with flavours that are so refreshing, especially in the Indian heat, and will cater to a wide range of taste buds.
While drinking infused water is great for your overall health and you can easily make it at home, sometimes, especially when you are on the move, it is more convenient to carry an infused or herbal water that is ready made.
So I decided to give it a try, and here are the 5 flavours that are currently available in the market.
From L-R: Elaichi, Saunf, Cinnamon, Pudina, Mint
Here's what the brand claims
With 100% natural herbal extracts, zero added sugars, zero calorie and zero artificial flavours or sweeteners.
Ingredients: R.O, U.V. Sterilized & Ozonated water, saunf extracts
Price: INR 20 for 250 ml.
Shelf life: Best before 6 months
Reuse and reduce!
One thing I loved about the brand is that it encourages you to reuse and reduce waste and plastic use! So, the bottle is convenient to carry along and you can use it even after the herbal water is over. Here's what the manufacturers say:
This bottle is specially designed for longer application. We welcome you to reuse the Bottle and help our Planet.
I did in fact use it for a couple of months after I finished up the herbal water, and the quality of the bottle remained intact, with no smell or crack. Also, the size and shape makes it really easy to carry in your handbag, small body cross bag and definitely in your college or work backpack!
Health benefits of infused water
Depending on what all you add to the infused water, there are various health benefits of having infused water:
- Added dose of vitamin C
- Fiber, potassium and minerals
- Great taste that makes you want to drink more, and stay hydrated
- Better metabolism
- Helps reduce and manage weight
- Reduces the urge to drink colas and aerated beverages
My favourite flavours?
I loved all the flavours and they are actually really refreshing, it feels as if you have the real ingredient right there in the bottle. But my most favourite were definitely the pudina and cinnamon ones!
If you haven't tried it out yet, I would say give it a shot. With all these delicious flavours to choose from, you are bound to have at least one that will become a sure favourite!
- Debolina Raja