You know what’s the best thing about cooking? It brings your food to pre-digestion state. That also means that your body doesn’t have to work much to benefit from the nourishment. It makes nourishment more available to your body. Did you know that you can also cook your water to add to its benefits? It takes just two steps:
- Boil some drinking water for 10 minutes.
- Cool the water to room temperature, and keep it covered in a container.
These simple add-ins will make your drinking water healthier. Here are some ingredients that can make your water even more nutritious
1. Add Seeds Of Good Health
You can add some 5 seeds of each for every ½ cup of boiling water. Strain the seeds before drinking. This adds a refreshing flavor to the water and is particularly good for stimulating digestion during gentle cleanses.
2. Mint Your Water For Golden Benefits
These herbs can soothe discomfort and irritability of pitta especially during the summer months. A pinch of powdered herb or a few leaves of mint will work well. If you’re used to drinking hot mint tea, you can put some mint into cooled water. This really cools your body down on a hot day.
3. Stir In Some Sweetness
Add some uncooked honey to cooled water (around ½ tsp) that can aid in weight loss and help clear excess kapha during the spring.
4. Add A Little Zing
Add a little ginger powder in your morning glass of water to boost your metabolism. It can be helpful for reducing vata and kapha excess.
5. Turn It Into Gold
Yes, you heard it right. Put a gold ornament in a pot and boil water in it. The gold should be 22k or higher. You can use a simple gold chain or ring which has no gemstones. It will help in boosting your immunity.