Hydrating Healthy Watermelon Basil Infused Water
I stumbled upon this infused water when a piece of watermelon fell in my glass. Instead of taking it out, I just left it there, and know what? It tastes refreshingly good. And I decided to experiment with flavor combinations. Hmm, what tastes good with watermelon? I wanted an herb to get some health benefits from my infused water and I decided, let me try mint. And that was good, but I stumbled upon basil. I’ve been growing basil and my plant is going crazy, and as I was cutting it up for freezing, I decided to try it in my infused water. Know what? It tastes pretty darn good. So there I have it, watermelon basil infused water. And know what’s pretty awesome about this aside from tasting yum!… it has health benefits.
Watermelon – this wonderful fruit has great vitamins such as B6, A, and C, along with it having antioxidant properties. Additionally it has amino acids that help the body, lycopene , and has been known to help reduce blood pressure.
Basil – this beautiful herb is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial (from eugenol, citral, limonene, citronellol, and linalool). It’s also known to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce anxious feelings.
This is a great infused water in the hot summer days.