I was watching the Today Show the other day (as I spend most of my leisurely summer mornings) and watching a segment on the “Flat-Belly Diet.” I’m super skeptical of specific diets to target specific areas and I think they send the wrong message, but I watched anyway.
It was well-worth it to hear the guess talk about the flat-belly benefits of “mufas.” This word (pronounced moo-fuh, like loofah) was used over and over to hilarious results. If you’re wondering what this mufa business is, well it’s an acronym for mono-unsaturated fatty acids – think nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc. None of this seemed like new health news to me, but as I said I’m skeptical of such claims. Chances are, if you eat a healthy, balanced diet, you already eat many of these mufas, and no doubt do not refer to them as “mufas” haha.
Well, I thought that mufas were the big draw to the segment, until the grand finale: Sassy water! I had never heard of this – have you? Well, it’s just water with some ginger, lemon, and cucumber in it. To me, this sounds pretty tasty whether or not it “detoxifies you and begins the belly-flattening process.” I’ve heard of people adding cucumber and/or lemon to water… and even ginger to tea to soothe belly pain. I figured there’d be nothing to lose in trying this water concoction myself.
So, I’m giving Sassy water a try today (they really need a different name for it… maybe another acronym? Any ideas?)
I followed the very simple directions linked above. I didn’t have any mint, though, so I went without. I filled my 2L bottle and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
It was nice and refreshing. I’m not expecting it to give me any flat-belly benefits, but if, oh miracle of miracles, I have a six-pack by midnight. I’ll let you know, and try to cash in on the big reveal, haha.
What stuff do you put in your water to kick it up a notch?