Let’s move on from the image of sliced cucumbers on eyes during a facial regime to benefitting inside out by sipping on a refreshing glass of cucumber water! Cucumbers contain lot of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients. From keeping the body hydrated to weight loss, detoxification, lowering of blood pressure, and promoting bone and skin health, cucumbers come with health benefits galore. Let’s see how sipping on this simple drink can uplift your total health.
Benefits of cucumber water
Cucumber water is an easy to make, refreshing drink with a spectrum of health benefits.
Keeps body hydrated: Cucumber contains 96% water and this makes it very effective in hydrating the body. When infused in water, it not only quenches thirst, but also hydrates the body optimally as well as contributes to regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, nutrient delivery to different part of the body, and more.
Aids in weight loss: Cucumber water improves hydration, and hydration promotes weight loss. In addition, low calorie content makes cucumber water a great substitute for off-the-shelf high calorie beverages.
Boosts nutrition: Cucumber is a storehouse of calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin K along with good amount of iron, folate, and Vitamin A. This makes cucumber water a complete health-boosting drink.
Detoxifies the body: High amounts of antioxidants in cucumber prevents oxidative stress caused by free radicals. It supports the liver, adrenal glands, and kidneys to flush out toxins from the body. This prevents chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and eye degeneration. READ MORE – Benefits of Honey Water You Never Knew
Reduces inflammation: Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties as a result of high antioxidant content. So regular consumption of cucumber infused water can reduce chronic inflammation by preventing oxidative stress in the body. This in turn promotes better functioning of all body systems and prevent development of diseases.
Regulates blood pressure: Excessive salt (sodium) and less potassium in your diet is the reason for high blood pressure. Cucumber water boosts potassium level in the body and results in lowering blood pressure.
Promotes healthy skin and bone: Cucumber water hydrates and detoxifies the body. It contains Vitamin B5 and Vitamin K that reduces acne and facilitates formation of proteins for heathy bones and tissue, respectively. READ MORE – MIRACLE HAIR WATER to regrow hair
Preparation of cucumber water
- ½ cucumber sliced thinly
- 4 cups of water
- Mint leaves – 8-10 ( optional)
Preparation: Add thinly sliced cucumbers into the blender with water. Blend well and strain the juice in a glass jar. Add in ice cubes and also garnish it with some cucumber slices. You can also add in 1 tbsp. of raw honey to the juice.
Variations: You can add an extra zing to your cucumber water by adding any of these flavorful ingredients such as mint leaves, basil leaves, lemon juice or ginger.
So, go ahead and sip on the nutritious, refreshing drink and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and fit body along with a fresh, hydrated, and glowing skin!