I finally have a chance to post about something related to health and wellness. That’s half the reason why I haven’t posted lately – I’ve been lazy and not eating right and PMSy and emotional. Ladies, you know how it is.
But I today as I was groggy at the grocery store at 7:30 AM because I didn’t have any coffee, I decided to make something that I made a long time ago and A) loved and B) don’t know why I don’t make it all the time. I’m talking, of course, about detox water.
It’s super easy to make and has a ton of health benefits. All you need is lemon, cucumber, mint leaves, and water. What can detox water do for you? Here is a short list, taken from a more extensive list at Healthy Holistic Living:
1. Hydrating: Cucumbers are mostly water, so obviously pairing them WITH water is a huge plus for your body. Water helps nutrients go where they need to go, so staying hydrated is extremely important for optimal health.
2. Relieve puffiness: the anti-inflammatory properties in cucumbers can help with this.
3. Cancer fighting: According to Healthy Holistic Living, “cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.”
4. Aids in weight loss and digestion: This water, with it’s high nutrient content and rehydrating ability, will help flush out toxins and excess water weight.
Here is the super easy instructions:
1. Slice cucumber and lemon thinly.
2. Place in pitcher with mint leaves.
3. Cover with water, chill for four hours or overnight.
And that’s it!
Not only is it super healthy, but it looks gorgeous too.
My next project is going to be a coffee ground scrub, so look out for that post coming soon!
I also wanted to introduce my newest friend, Smokey Nemo. She’s a teeny little stray cat who followed me home from my neighbor’s apartment around the corner, and she has rarely left my porch since. So I am providing her with food, water, and a little bed while I search for someone who can take her in and get her all the care and shots and vaccinations she needs. She is sweet, loving, and fine with other animals (my dog and cat bolted onto the porch to meet her, she didn’t fight them or get scared at all!)
If anyone in Wilmington, NC, or the surrounding areas would like to give her a home, please let me know by commenting or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also, I found this thing in the dumpster and had to take it home. I might be crazy, but I think it’s awesome..
Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!