Sassy Water

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By Carmen A. Woodruff and Dr. Warren E. Woodruff

Drinking water and even eating “watery” foods like melon, greens, and other fruits and vegetables has enormous health benefits, including warding off fatigue. But perhaps the most important belly benefit of proper hydration is how it helps maintain your body’s proper fluid balance and guard against water retention. It also helps prevent constipation, which can cause bloating.

Here is a simple recipe that is delicious.  We have listed the ingredients for sassy water and refreshing sassy water.  Sassy water is a great compliment to have with your white fish dinner that we posted earlier this summer.

Sassy Water

Ingredients For Sassy Water

  • Pitcher
  • 2 liters or 8 1/2 cups of fresh water (use good quality water, filtered if need be)
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced thinly
  • 12 fresh mint leaves – try to obtain spearmint leaves but other mint leaves will work too; choose small ones

Ingredients For Refreshing Sassy Water

  • Pitcher
  • 2 liters or 8 1/2 cups of fresh water (use good quality water, filtered if need be)
  • 1 medium mandarin or tangerine, sliced thinly
  • 4 fresh pineapple sage leaves
  • 8 fresh lemon verbena leaves
  • 12 fresh mint leaves

Recipe

  • Pour 2 liters or 8 1/2 Cups of fresh water into pitcher
  • Wash the fruit before slicing
  • Add fruit to water
  • Add plant ingredients to water
  • Cover the pitcher and place in the refrigerator
  • Add ice to the pitcher
  • Refrigerate for 8-12 hours or overnight
  • Enjoy a healthy delicious refreshment that is also beneficial for your digestion.

References:

Sassy Water: A Flat Belly Diet Staple

 

Make sure to check out Hertha Woodruff’s earlier blog post, “Quenching Your Thirst,” to read about the importance of drinking water.

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