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Drinking lemon water is a great way to stay well hydrated and provide your body with many healthy benefits but did you know that you can create different flavored waters to add variety to your diet? Another beneficial flavored water combines fresh orange and vanilla for a tasty and refreshing drink.

The Benefits of Orange and Vanilla

Oranges are a well-known source of Vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals to prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease. They are also high in potassium, which boosts cardiovascular functioning, and soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol.

Vanilla contains B-complex groups of vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin. These vitamins can help regulate the body’s metabolism and central nervous system functions. Vanilla also provides the body with a number of essential minerals, like calcium for strong bones and magnesium for pain relief, reduced muscle tension, and improved mental health.

How to Infuse Water with Orange and Vanilla

To make orange and vanilla flavored water, slice an orange and add the slices to two quarts of water in a large container. Next, scrape the seeds from one vanilla bean and add to the orange water. Stir to combine well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. To enhance the flavor of the water, try one of MiraBurstTM’s miracle berry products which contain the glycoprotein Miraculin before drinking the water. Miraculin is a taste-modifier which transforms the taste of sour and acidic foods to sweet naturally, so your orange vanilla water be a sweet treat without the use of sugar.