Tik Tok is usually known for its crazy dances, antics, or dangerous challenges. But I have to say this one called the Internal shower does not seem so bad. In fact, it’s healthy! Eating or drinking your chia seeds daily, along with lemon juice in water, is good. Well, let’s make sure it’s good because it is coming from Tik Tok.
First and foremost, this ancient tradition goes back a long time ago to the Mayans. The Mayans used chia seeds daily. They used to grind them to make flour, pressed them to produce oil, and added them to water to drink. So, it is not something made up in Hollywood or on Tic Tok. The drink was made famous in the modern-day by Daryl Gioffre. He is a chiropractor that helps and advises many celebrities about nutritional habits and diets.
What is the Tik Tok Internal Shower Drink?
The Internal shower drink has gained about 50 million views on Tik Tok. Many fitness and wellness people flocked to the idea to see if this drink was a fact or a fad. The concoction was designed to help curb the appetite as a detox drink. When you mix fiber with water, it swells in your stomach, making your stomach feel full or be full. Therefore, you won’t eat so much or be hungry, having a full stomach.
When trying to lose weight, this drink can help with natural weight loss. Drinking it before you eat a meal will help you eat less by curbing your appetite. Also, it assists in diminishing feelings of wanting to eat processed sugary foods! The great thing is that you don’t need to starve yourself when drinking this power Mayan internal shower drink because you are drinking a drink with high nutritional content.
How to Make the Internal Shower Drink
- Two tablespoons of chia seeds with 8 to 16 oz of water. Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 10 grams of fiber.
- One freshly squeezed lemon for natural lemon juice. One lemon contains about 30mg of vitamin C.
Before you drink it, you must let it sit for 10 minutes to absorb the water. When chia absorbs water, they swell and become slippery because of their gel-like exterior. After the chia absorbs the water, bottoms up! You will be drinking a gelatinous beverage, not so much a glass of water.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are packed with antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, calcium, fiber, and more! As a result, chia seeds have numerous health benefits.
1. They lower your bad cholesterol (LDL).
2. They help maintain and stabilize your blood sugar to prevent diabetes.
3. They contain iron. (And by adding the lemon to the drink, you are adding vitamin C that is needed to help absorb iron).
4. They are excellent for your digestive system because of the high fiber.
5. They contain powerful Omega-3 fatty acids to promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
Truthfully, you don’t need to worry about getting too much fiber to cause constipation. Many experts say too much fiber has the opposite effect. It is true. However, regarding research data, unfortunately, about 95% of American children and adults don’t meet the requirement of fiber intake daily. Kids need about 20-25 grams of fiber a day. Women need between 21-25 and men 30-38 grams daily. Also, about 75% of Americans are dehydrated.
So, when you eat chia seeds or any fiber, it is best to drink water with it because when fiber absorbs water, it is more effective in your stomach.
Therefore, this Tik Tok viral video is actually doing more good than harm. It is helping solve the fiber deficiency and dehydration issues perfectly!