Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a number of ways to use summer fruits to add additional nutritional value to drinking water. With the shorter days and cooler temperatures of October, however, your local seasonal produce options are changing. But don’t worry—a number of autumn fruits can also provide a ton of healthy benefits and flavors to your H2O. Today’s flavors? Apple and cinnamon.
An Apple is a Nutritional Powerhouse
Apples are one of nature’s greatest sources of pectin, a water-soluble fiber linked to lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease and gallstones. The antioxidants and nutrients in apples have also been found to cleanse your liver, bolster your immune system, protect your vision and teeth, and decrease your risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Cinnamon Provides More Than Just Spice
Cinnamon has been used since ancient times for its medicinal and flavoring abilities. It contains anti-inflammatory antioxidants, increases heart and circulatory health, protects against neurodegenerative diseases and cancers, and fights fungal and bacterial infections.
To make apple-cinnamon water: Simply add two thinly sliced apples and one cinnamon stick to two liters of water. Refrigerate for a few hours and enjoy! If you would like to naturally sweeten the taste of your apple-cinnamon water, use one of MiraBurst’s miracle fruit products, which can alter the taste of sour and acidic foods like apples, making them taste sweet.