Cucumber water is among the top drinks in almost every weight loss program. By drinking a glass each day you can easily lose up to 21 pounds in 2 months. But you’ll have to maintain your discipline as well, watch out for food combination and keep yourself active. This magical drink is similar to lemon water, except it is prepared with cucumbers instead of lemons. Cucumber water is the perfect refreshment during those hot summer days and the benefits are numerous.

Cucumber Water Weight Loss

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Not only you will feel instantly refreshed and energetic, you’ll be more effective in battling your weight and cellulite. The scent and taste of the cucumber will actually lessen the food cravings and will help you follow your weight loss program with greater ease.

It’s an antioxidant bomb that will cleanse your body, including your skin and hair. And you won’t have any vitamin D and vitamin A deficiency. What’s the best thing about it? Water has zero calories and at the same time cucumbers are contained of 95% water while 1 cup of sliced cucumber contains just 16 calories. That’s why this drink is placed among the top drinks that are sugar-free, healthy, flavored and easily made.

Drinking fresh-made green juice is almost equal to receiving an infusion full of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The nutrition go straight into your system without being broken down and that’s the exact thing we are looking for while practicing healthy dieting. The feeling of being energized and the instant boost our immune system gets are just an additional bonus.

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            Now, to write down just a few benefits of drinking cucumber water:

  • protects our brain
  • improves the memory
  • protects the nerve cells
  • reduces the risk of cancer
  • keeps the heart in a healthy state
  • lowers the blood pressure levels
  • protects the digestive system
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • has antioxidant properties
  • lowers the feeling of anxiety and stress
  • it’s a toxin cleanser
  • helps us maintain the body temperature
  • helps the muscles stay strong
  • calms skin irritation
  • stimulates hair growth
  • reduces the headache
  • helps losing weight faster and easier

In my opinion, these benefits are putting this magical drink on a top position among the other healthy drinks. It’s like you are drinking a fresh-made ice tea.

Preparing your Own Cucumber Water

  • one fresh cucumber
  •  2 l water
  • pitcher

Thoroughly wash the cucumber. You can leave the peel on or you can peel it off. It’s up to you, really. Slice the cucumber in very thin circles and place it in the pitcher. Add 2 l water. Mix a little bit and place the pitcher in a fridge to cool down for a few hours. You can add leaves of mint, slices of fresh ginger or slices of lemon if you’d like, but this is optional. It’s so easy and quick and the taste is divine! Enjoy your cucumber water!       

Useful tips:

Make sure you buy organic cucumbers, avoid waxed or cucumbers that may contain pesticides. If you follow this tip, you can freely eat fresh cucumber with its skin unpeeled. Always buy dark in color and firm cucumbers and avoid cucumbers with wrinkled ends. Store them in your fridge but keep in mind that it’s best to consume them within a day or two.