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Healthy family recipe: Sassy water

This Sassy drink is a great way to get your kids to drink more water. Water supports the normal function of all body parts so adequate consumption daily is important..

Healthy family recipe: Sassy water

Denise Jeffery RD, LDN is a clinical dietitian for Healthy Weight Program at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.

This Sassy drink is a great way to get your kids to drink more water. Water supports the normal function of all body parts so adequate consumption daily is important..

Some of the benefits of drinking water include:

  • Digestion support
  • Constipation prevention
  • Proper blood circulation

Water also helps transport nutrients and oxygen to cells, regulate body temperature, and maintain electrolyte (sodium) balance.

Sassy Water

Ingredients:

  • 8 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cucumber (sliced thin)
  • 1 Lemon(sliced thin)
  • 12 Spearmint leaves

Mix all of your ingredients in a pitcher and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Adapted from Food.com


 

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