In this episode, learn how to make your own fruit water. Fruit water is a refreshing and delicious way to relax as you lower your intake of sugar.
Sugar is the medicine of modernity. We consume 37 times more than today than we did about 100 years ago. When choosing between sugar and cocaine, the laboratory rats choose sugar. His excessive consumption is associated with cancer, osteoporosis, impaired vision, higher cholestrol, and food allergies. Added sugar is found in almost all processed foods, and Americans consume most of it through non-alcoholic beverages. Many people think that the fruits are healthy and moderate, but it is important to realize that modern fruits have been hybridized through the ages and is now much higher in sugar than its predecessors.
Recipe – accepted by http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water
– fruits – 2 cups of fruit, citrus, melons, pineapple … most fruits will work (see recommended quantities in the instructions)
– herbs – a sprig of mint, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme or lavender
– water (tapped or filtered)
– 2 cans or jar with lid
– a thaw or a wooden spoon
A general formula for any fruit / herb you want.
1. If you use herbs, add a branch of fresh herbs to a jar / pitcher; press and twist with a broom or handle of a wooden spoon to bend the leaves and release the fragrance; do not fragment the herbs into pieces.
2. Add approx. 2 cups of fruit for a jar / pitcher; Push and rotate with a stirrer or a wooden spoon handle enough to release some of the juices
3. Fill the jar with ice cubes.
4. Add water to the top of a jar / pitcher.
5. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Suggested flavor combinations:
Pineapple Mint – Add a sprig of mint to the jar (you can throw the whole branch or remove the leaves from the branch if you prefer to pass the coin and put it in the jar). Move the mint. Add 2 cups of pineapple pieces, mix, add ice and water.
Watermelon Rosemary – Add a sprig of rosemary to a jar and confuse. Add 2 cups of watermelon cubes; confuse, add ice and water.
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