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Methodist Dietician Encourages Infused Water as Healthier Alternative to Sweetened Beverages

Published: May 24, 2022

On a hot day, there’s nothing more thirst quenching than a glass of ice-cold water. But sometimes it can feel like a chore to get the recommended daily intake. Drinking infused water can help. Infused water is simply adding cut fruit, vegetables and/or herbs to your water to add flavor.

“The biggest benefit of drinking infused water is to add some variety and flavor to your water, which is going to make it easier to make your water goals throughout the day,”  says Teresa Garvin, chief clinical dietician at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

Because infused water is made by infusing flavors — rather than blending or juicing the fruits and vegetables — it is naturally very low in calories and sugar.

“It’s a good alternative to replace sweetened beverages such as juice or soda,” said Garvin.

Omaha World Herald: Forget the soda. Infused water is a tasty, healthier alternative