Ever thought of drinking water and getting great benefits while doing so? Water is nutritious on its own, don’t get me wrong but adding extra benefits is a plus. I give this one an A +.
I will be tryin several flavored water recipes which I call sassy water because the taste is sassy, and that’s in a good way. Here is my first sassy water. I try to buy all organic items from the dirty dozen list, in addition, I clean all my fruits and vegetables by scrubbing them, then soaking in apple cider vinegar for about 20-30 minutes.
12 mint leaves
1/2 large cucumbers slices
1 apple cored and cubed
1/4 lemon cubed
1/4 lime cubed
1/2 medium ginger (grated)
1 cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients in a large bottle and fill with water. You can continue refilling as the day go buy. You will want to toss it out about day three to five. You will know by taste. Enjoy …
Read about each benefit below, this is more than just water!! 🙂
Mint: peppermint or spearmint – Indigestion, cooling of the skin, vomiting, colic, nausea,
menstrual cramps and gall bladder pain.
Cinnamon: Lower cholesterol, kill bacteria, heal wounds, control blood sugar levels, relieve stomach flu
caused by harmful bacteria like salmonella.
Apple: Improved digestion, prevention of stomach disorders, gallstones, constipation, liver disorders, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, a variety of cancers, and gout.
- Calories: 95.
- Carbs: 25 grams.
- Fiber: 4 grams.
- Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI.
- Potassium: 6% of the RDI.
- Vitamin K: 5% of the RDI.
- Manganese, copper and vitamins A, E, B1, B2 and B6
Lemon/lime: Purifies and stimulates the liver. Liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow. Aids digestion. … So your heart health is improved from the lemon water’s potassium.
Ginger: May help prevent and heal inflammation, balance blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, promote weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Cinnamon: The oils found in cinnamon bark are thought to reduce spasms, reduce gas (flatulence), and stimulate the appetite. Cinnamon might also increase blood flow. Cinnamon bark also contains a chemical that might work like insulin to lower blood sugar.