The B vitamins are imperative for maintaining the metabolism process of the body. All the eight members of vitamin B family that are collectively known as vitamin B complex help in breaking down carbohydrates, protein and fats, thereby supplying the energy your body needs to carry out its different functions. Deficiency of these vitamins reduces the energy level of your body and makes you lethargic.
Vitamin B water is an energy boosting drink that provides the essential B vitamins your body needs for producing energy. Although vitamin B water is available in the health food stores, instead of wasting your money on the artificial energy drinks you can make your own vitamin B water with natural ingredients.
Ingredients You Will Need
To make vitamin B water you will need a variety of fresh fruits and herbs. There are plenty of choices. To add vitamin B1 to the drink, add orange, tomato, grapefruit, watermelon or cucumber and herbs such as parsley and rosemary. Good source of vitamin B2 are grapes and lemons. Tomatoes, peach, fennel and parsley are good sources of vitamin B3. To enrich your energy boosting drink with vitamin B5, add cucumber, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, watermelon or celery to the recipe. Raspberries, strawberries, grapefruit, watermelon and cucumber are good sources of biotin. Folic acid is found in raspberries, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwifruit, parsley and basil. Choose a variety of fruits and herbs to ensure that your vitamin B water contains all types of B vitamins.
Slice The Fruits
Thoroughly wash the fruits to remove all traces of dirt and impurities from the peel. Thinly slice the fruits. Nutrients can easily dissolve in the water from the thin fruit slices.
Put the fruit slices in a pitcher and fill the pitcher with water. Crush the herbs and add them to the water.
Infuse The Water
Cover the pitcher and refrigerate the water. Leave the water overnight in the fridge so that the nutrients can easily seep into the water.
Drink The Vitamin B Water
Drink one to two glasses of fruit and herb infused vitamin B rich water daily. The nutrient dense drink will help in keeping you energetic throughout the day.