We all know that the human body needs at least 8 glasses of water per day, but the exact amount varies from person to person depending on lifestyle and activity levels.
Eating foods high in water such as cucumber and watermelon is beneficial for daily hydration and maintaining fluid balance. Surprisingly, drinking lots of water can also help to prevent water retention and bloating.
Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist, dietitian, and master of public health has created a Sassy water recipe with weight-loss properties. Let’s take a look at why it works!
Benefits of Sassy Water
• Thermogenic Properties: Ginger is an important root in the Sassy water recipe with thermogenic properties that facilitate fat burning as well as increases diuresis; aiding in flushing out excess fluids to avoid bloating.
• Cleanser: Lemon acts as a cleanser in our bodies by dissolving fat and having antiseptic properties that work directly in the stomach and intestines to fight bacteria that ferment causing gas, bloating, or abdominal distension.
• Metabolism Booster & Detoxifier: Cucumbers have very few calories which helps increase metabolism while helping detoxify the body reducing bloatiness caused by bad eating habits. The other ingredients also have thermogenic and diuretic properties promoting healthy weight loss while speeding up fat burning.
Ingredients & Recipe
• 6-4 ounces mineral or filtered water
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
• 1 medium cucumber peeled & thinly sliced
• 1 medium lemon cut into thin slices
• 12 sprigs mint
Combine all ingredients into a container then let sit in fridge overnight (10-12 hours). This resting period is necessary for active ingredients to be slowly released into the water for maximum effect when consumed the next morning.
Strain mixture then drink throughout day followed by one glass of warm water before main meals. Prepare new batch for following day!
Sassy Water is great for weight loss benefits however it won’t do any miracles alone – remember you must also pair this with healthy diet and exercise routines for effective results!