So...I was watching a show called "Better Call Saul", which is a spin off from the series Breaking Bad….In the show the lead character (Bob Odenkirk) is a broke lawyer (who knew those existed) that has an office and lives, behind a nail salon. During the show he is always poaching the Cucumber Spa Water that they have at the nail salon. At first, I was like…"cucumber water…huh".
Slowly, but surely….my curiosity got the best of me. I started asking myself questions like "why would anyone drink cucumber water?" and most importantly of all, "are there actually any benefits to drinking this water?"
As soon as I "Googled it", I was bombarded with articles that sang the praises of cucumber water….Cucumbers are loaded with vitamins…vitamin C, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and Vitamin K(I don't even know why that does really…but it sounds good to me!). Not to mention, they contain silica, who doesn't need more of that …right?….The list of health and beauty benefits was very impressive….everything from detox to weight loss to making you look young again….Sign me up! I'm always looking for ways to improve my mug. I, myself have used slices of cucumbers on my face many times to refresh and clear my skin with great results.
Another reason I found Cucumber Spa Water interesting is because I tend to forget to drink water, sometimes going the whole day with out it…yes...I know how dreadful that sounds, but I prefer to think of it as doing my part for the environment by conserving water.
Excitedly, I decided to do "The Cucumber Spa Water Experiment". I went down to the market and got, a couple of crispy cucumbers. I also decided to add some lemons to to my "spa water". I am happy to report that I've been happily drinking my cucumber water (and pushing it on to my loved ones) for 2 days now. I have to say, that when I drink the water I get that "cool refreshing feeling" (how's that for scientific data)…. I will update on actual results at a later date...
In case you want to make your very own "Cucumber Spa Water" here goes the ingredient list:
1 Crispy Cucumber (cut into thin slices)
1/2 Lemon (cut into thin slices)
I've seen many variations on the recipe…where people add all sorts of things…like mint…ginger strawberries and some other green stuff I couldn't really tell what it was. The sky is the limit here.
So come on…. off you go…. make your own Cucumber Spa Water and see if it makes you a little more bright eyed and bushy tailed...