Tom Daley, an Olympic diver who moonlights as an eccentric YouTube personality, has released a video plugging the benefits of fruit water over juice. In citing the level of sugar in some fruit juices, he proposes fruit water as a way to get the same nutrients without the downsides.
Fruit water (or vegetable water) is not a new concept and is based around a simple premise: water is good for you, but it is also boring. By preparing a jug of fruit water, you can get better taste and some extra nutrients.
Fruit Water, According to Tom Daley
Making fruit water is easy. All you need is a jug, any fruit of your choice, and water. Slice up the fruit and put them in the empty jug. Then, fill the jug with cold water. Cover the jug and let it sit in the fridge for about thirty minutes at minimum. When you pour from the jug, the water will have absorbed some of the nutrients and flavors of the fruits or vegetables that were left inside. Some of the sugars in the fruit will have also been absorbed, but far less than you would get from eating it directly. The drink can be added to with various herbs such as rhubarb or mint to add some extra nutrients or flavor twists.
Some examples of popular fruit water combinations include:
– A mixture of orange, lemon, and ginger. The ginger is a good immune booster and can help with nausea, lemons both freshen your breath and make digestion easier, and oranges are a good old fashioned source of vitamin C and improved blood flow.
– Pineapple and mint. Pineapple contains anti-inflammatory agents that help ease joint pain and arthritis symptoms while mint can trigger the salivary glands and digestive enzymes to help improve the flow of food.
– Cucumber and raspberry. Cucumber is a refreshing addition that helps further the body’s hydration on top of that already provided by the water and raspberries are a source of anti-inflammatory agents for easing aches and pains.
Watch: Why Tom Daley Loves Fruit Water
(Source: Tom Daley, YouTube)