Toi Degree: Learn about fruit-infused waters

  • Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:52 a.m.

Do you turn to soda, diet soda, sugary “juice” cocktails, vitamin enhanced waters, chemical-laden drops or other drinks with artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners to quench your thirst? Better options exist and the health benefits of fruit infused waters are numerous and delicious.

Some of the top spas have known about the great health benefits of fruit-, herb- and flower-infused water for decades. They not only promote hydration, but make your drinking water tasty and full of nutrients.

The great news, though, is that you don’t have to go to a high-end, pricey spa just to get these trendy waters. You can easily make your healthy, delicious and vitamin infused water on your own at home.

So if you are interested in learning more about infused waters and how to make your own, join me on Thursday, Aug. 28 at noon for the Naturally Infused Water Lunch and Learn. During the workshop, you will learn the basics of how to make infused waters.

Registration is required, and the sessions are free and open to the public. Participants will receive samples, recipes and other educational materials. The classes will be held at the Rowan County Agriculture Center, located at 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury. Funding for the series is made possible through the Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation Inc.

To reserve your seat, give us a call at 704-216-8970 by Tuesday, Aug. 26.

For more information, feel free to contact Toi N. Degree, Family & Consumer Education Agent at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension office, 704-216-8970.

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