I love spa water!
I drink it all day. Our resident “Girl Friday” Abbi makes it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and I have learned to come prepared; I bring a large cup with a lid or an empty water bottle that I can refill throughout the day…and even take whatever is left at the end of the day to drink on the commute home.
What constitutes “spa water?” Near as I can tell, it’s water, infused with some type of berries, citrus fruits, herbs, even sometimes vegetables. That’s it. Big deal, right?
I searched all over trying to find some type of research to back up any claims of health benefits of drinking spa water. The best I could find is that drinking adequate quantities of water is always a good idea. And things like fruits, vegetables, and herbs are known to have positive effects.
Take, for example, lemons. “Lemon is used to treat scurvy, a condition caused by not having enough vitamin C. Lemon is also used for the common cold and flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Meniere’s disease, and kidney stones. It is also used to aid digestion, reduce pain and swelling (inflammation), improve the function of blood vessels, and increase urination to reduce fluid retention.” (WebMD.)
Ok, so Abbi mixes lemons and some fresh strawberries (extremely rich in nutrients and antioxidants that help protect against heart disease, cancer, and inflammation.) Maybe she adds a little mint for good measure, and fills up a pretty glass container with cold water and ice. Voila! Spa water!
I cannot say whether I have been sufficiently anti-oxidized, or whether my digestion has been aided. But I CAN say that when I drink spa water all day, I feel refreshed. I feel clean. And the fairly persistent bloat of the middle-aged woman fighting hormones, stress, and aging seems to have diminished—even vanished. I swear I wake up every morning after drinking spa water the day before and think with delight, “I am so slender!”
When folks come into the office we offer them a refreshing taste. After tentatively taking a sip they are coming back for more. And more. It’s becoming a signature element of the office. I say raise your glass!
Here’s to your good health!