Water: An Ancient Biblical Drink

The Bible and water are very much connected. Water is mentioned over 700 times in the scriptures.  The first time water is mentioned in the scripture is found in Genesis 1:2.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
 he final time water is mentioned is in Revelations 22:17 : …. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. So the Bible Is full of passages like that analogy that link water to God’s saving graces.
 During Bible times in the summer months in Jerusalem, it was very dry.  How did people survive with so little rainfall?
They dug cisterns out of limestone rock and made reservoirs that held lots of water from rainfalls. They were covered to keep debris out and for safety.
Some folks may not know but water makes up about 70% of our body weight.  If you even get mildly dehydrated, you’ll feel tired. Water helps our blood flow better and cushions our muscles. 
The trend now is infused waters. They encourage you to drink which helps not only the digestion system but has weight- balancing effects. They are not inexpensive to buy! But you can make them at home and some of the fruits, herbs and vegetables mentioned in the Bible make great infused waters. 
You can make infused waters plain, or fancy!

One of the most popular is detox water. You can make that with a squeeze of lemon and drink it in the morning. The vitamin C is good for your immune system and lemon water helps detoxify the liver. If you want a bit of sweetness, raw honey, an ancient Biblical sweetener, is a good source of antioxidants.
Cucumber and mint would be a good combination.
I like that infused into a sparkling, fizzy water. Both cucumber and mint are mentioned in the Bible. Cucumber is super hydrating and mint is good for digestion.
Watermelon and pineapple are good combos, too. Melons are mostly water, and pineapple helps soothe a sore throat. I use the core of a pineapple for infused water.
Chai tea is a trendy drink, too. Any ideas there maybe with apples and cinnamon?
Try adding apple slices and/or peels, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves to water. After infusing, strain and drink. 
Pomegranate seeds infused in coconut water is not only beautiful, but tasty, too.

The ancient Romans used it to make spiced wines which included ginger to treat stomach ailments. You make a ginger tea but as a hot infused drink.

That is one popular recipe. Ginger root is infused in hot water, then honey and lemon are added for a potent, calming, flu fighting drink.

How long does it usually take for the water to be infused?
Citrus infuses right away, but usually count on 20 minutes or more. 

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