Of course, we all know the health benefits of staying hydrated and making sure to drink at least 1.5L of water a day. But for some people, like me for example, drinking water can be challenging! I’ve recently discovered this little hydro-beauty and I was surprised that it made me want to drink more! Flavored water has become highly popular later but Sassy water seems to have more benefits than just a nice taste:
- SUPPORTS WEIGHLOSS
Sassy water can make you feel full on few calories because each batch of Sassy water provides 2 liters of water and only about 50 calories from the total of the medium lemon, peeled cucumber, 12 leaves of spearmint and 1 tsp. grated ginger. The Flat Belly Diet claims to decrease bloating, and a benefit of drinking Sassy water is decreasing water retention by staying hydrated. Another benefit of staying hydrated is to feel energized because dehydration can make you feel lethargic.
- SOURCE OF FIBER
The lemon provides 2.4 g dietary fiber, and the cucumber adds another 1.4 g. Dietary fiber comes from the parts of plant foods that your body cannot digest, and eating a high-fiber diet may help you control your weight. Fiber may reduce your risk for heart disease because it lowers levels of cholesterol in your blood, and it promotes more stable blood sugar levels because it prevents spikes in your blood sugar. Dietary fiber may prevent constipation because it has a laxative effect.
Each batch of Sassy water contains 1 tsp. fresh, grated ginger for soothing your gastrointestinal tract and making your stomach feel calmer. Ginger is a common herb for treating nausea, gas and diarrhea, according to Medline Plus. However, because Sassy water contains spearmint and lemon, which is a citrus fruit, a potential risk of drinking this water is exacerbating heartburn and increasing your risk for gastrointestinal reflux disease, or GERD, according to Medline Plus.
- HEALTHY NUTRIENTS
The lemon in each batch of Sassy water provides 45 mg vitamin C, or 75 percent of the daily value. Sassy water promotes a healthy blood pressure because it is nearly free from sodium, and it provides about 400 mg potassium from the lemon and cucumber. A high-sodium, low-potassium diet can lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
I personally prepare my Sassy Water the day before and put: half a cucumber, half a lemon, 7 mint leaver, 1 tsp grated ginger and put everything in a 2L bottle of Evian (it’s a 1.5L on the picture cause I didn’t have any left :/)