Four easy ways to make fruit infused water.
When it comes to reducing added sugars, the easiest place to start is to swap water for soda. And that’s where fruit infused water comes in. 50% of our consumption of added sugars come from sugar sweetened beverages. A small change in this department will make a tremendous impact.
A squeeze of lime and a few slices of cucumber create a refreshing drink for school or sports. The combo of watermelon and mint is perfect for quenching thirst on a hot afternoon. Try a simple combination of orange and lemon slices for a citrus refresher. The possibilities are endless, and it doesn’t take more than a few slices of fruit from your fridge or freezer to do the trick.
Dr. Anisha Patel and the team at UCSF Benioff Children’s have been hard at work showing kids that water is delicious. With the support of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health under R01HL129288, Benioff Children’s Hospital, and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, Patel and her team have launched a new program to help kids drink more water. I am incredibly proud to have supported their work. For more about UCSF’s water initiative visit: https://pediatrics.ucsf.edu/news/fruit-water