With just fruit and water, you can make your own great and easy vitamin water. Real fruit is a much better and healthier source of the nutrients that are added to Vitamin Water, and it does not come with the negative effects of all that sugar.
The quantity of fruit you use depends on how strong you want the flavor to be. You can also add some herbs like mint, lavender, rosemary, and sage for an extra punch.
The fruits are a great source of vitamins and anti-oxidants, and the body needs to get more of them
Vitamin B complex
Vitamin water focuses on the vitamin B complex, which is made up of 8 different B vitamins needed to carry out vital tasks in the body.
I can list each vitamin and its role but that would get quite dull, so I will just list the specific B vitamins in this drink and each of which helps with energy.
B vitamins are water-soluble, and not like fat-soluble vitamins.it needs to be replenished frequently since they are lost in the process of urination and not stored in the body.
Thiamine aids in the generation of energy from carbohydrates, it involves the production of DNA and RNA, and nerve function.
B2 plays large a huge part in growth, red blood cell production, as well as releasing energy from carbohydrates.
Niacin keeps the digestive system on track, and also helps improves the health of skin and nerves. Like B1 and B2, vitamin B3 helps converts food to energy.
B6 helps in the production of antibodies to keep the immune system running strong, and helps in the formation of red blood cells. It is also necessary for the breaking down of protein, so the more protein you consume the more B6 you will need.
B5 (Pantothenic acid)
B5 aids in the maintenance of the digestive system, and helps the body use other vitamins, especially B2. It also helps convert food to energy and plays a vital role in metabolism.
You will require a Sprig of rosemary (B1), a sliced lemon (B2), a Peach (B3), 5 or 6 chunks of Watermelon or Pineapple (B6) and a handful of raspberries (B5)
Slice up the fruits into equal sizes and pieces and put them in a pitcher.
Fill the pitcher with cold water, and then let the blend infuse in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
Pour a glass and relish daily, changing the fruits after 5-6 days.
The best way for the body to get vitamins is through a balanced diet of good foods, rather than eating an unbalanced diet and trying to make up for it with a vitamin drink.
But we all know that in reality that is much easier said than done, but that should be our ultimate goal.
When you do find yourself requiring to supplement, try getting the bonus of hydration and natural vitamins before going for the pills and capsules.