Our bodies are made up of 60% water so it makes sense that we should be drinking throughout the day.
We need water for our circulation, digestion, absorption and to transport nutrients in our bodies. We all know we should be drinking more but sometimes we just want a little bit more flavor, without the added sugar of course.
What if we could get our water intake up, and get some added nutrients in too. Here are 3 recipes that do just that.
Pineapple and Fennel Digestive Teaser
Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme and a powerful anti-inflammatory. Bromelain not only helps the body heal faster but also reduces aches and pains. When added with fennel it gives a refreshing anise flavor and is useful in calming the digestive system. A 2010 study showed that daily supplementation of pineapple juice led to lower inflammation in mice’s colons. A 2015 study found that just 200mL of pineapple juice every day helped improve participants’ asthma symptoms and lowered their weight.
8 cups of hot water
½ cup of pineapple chunks
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
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