Cucumber water has mainly got the attention of the wide public after the claims of models that it is extremely beneficial for weight loss, but this amazing drink can provide numerous other health benefits as well.
The preparation of this drink is extremely easy, as you only need to place a clean, unpeeled, chopped cucumber in two liters of water, and leave it shortly in the fridge.
This drink provides important health benefits, including:
This drink is an effective detoxifying beverage that will efficiently eliminate the toxic buildup, as it is high in fiber and water.
Cucumbers are high in antioxidants that will improve the brain function, prevent age-related diseases, reduce stress, and prevent eye diseases, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
The American Association for heart health reported that heart disease is the major cause of death in the USA. Yet, the water in this drink will reduce high blood pressure and thus lower the risk of heart disease.
Regardless of the age, osteoporosis is a serious disease that leads to back pain and easier bone fractures. This drink will not treat this condition, but it can significantly strengthen your bones, as it is rich in vitamin K.
The cucumber water is abundant in essential nutrients that will be beneficial for the muscles. Also, if you want to enlarge your muscles, you should drink at least two cups daily.
Cucumbers are high in silicon, which is extremely useful in the treatment of acne, so this drink will moisturize and soothe the skin. This drink is also high in antioxidants which will protect the skin, and make it clear and glowing.
Ingredients needed for this Recipe:
- Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.
- Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.
- Cucumber: Cucumber water isn’t just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- Ginger: The spicy root helps cleanse out your system, aids in digestion, and settles your stomach. A little goes a long way, so start with a few thin slices or grate a tiny piece into your water and taste before adding more as necessary.
To make one serving of detox water, add three to five slices of cucumber, half a lemon, and a few sprigs of mint leaves to 24 ounces of ice-cold water. You can also add sliced peeled ginger (about a one-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste) for a spicy kick. Add all of these to a large pitcher or bottle full of ice and water and drink throughout the next day for an effective way to detox! It helps to let these pieces soak overnight in your fridge to let the flavors meld.