These days, everyone should be looking for healthier options when it comes to diet. Gone are those days, days we only get these ‘luxuries’ at spas or highbrow restaurants when we can make them at home!
One simple yet effective thing to add to your diet is the simple yet amazing and refreshing Cucumber Water, or CucuWater as I like to call it. Why? It is easy to make and has numerous health benefits.
According to physicians, we should look to drinking about seven to eight glasses of water on an average daily. This can easily get boring. Adding cucumber to your water gives it flavor and hence encourages us to drink more, this in turn keeps us super hydrated.
More often than not, we confuse thirst with hunger. It’s easy to think about food first once we get that ‘pang’ but sometimes all our body needs at that point is water. Replacing sodas with CucuWater helps us cut down on harmful sugars which can cause unnecessary weight gain.
Antioxidants can reverse or stop conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases to mention a few. Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants like Beta Carotene, VitC and manganese.
Cucumbers are rich in VitC and VitB-5. VitC promotes healthy glowing skin naturally. VitB-5 has proven effective in the treating of acne. Staying hydrated with CucuWater helps flush out toxins and provides the body with vitamins that eventually enhances our complexion.
May Prevent Cancer
Compounds like cucurbitacins and a group of nutrients called lignans are present in Cucumbers. Research has shown that these may play a role in protecting us from cancer. Dietary flavonoids found in cucumber might help to slow the progression of prostrate cancer.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Potassium helps to regulate the amount of sodium retained by the kidneys that come from eating too much salt. Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, hence regular intake of CucuWater lowers blood pressure.
Treats Bad Breath
You know that smell in your mouth after a long day? Yes? CucuWater can actively expel bad breath! The photochemical in cucumber kills the bacteria that cause bad breath. CucuWater can keep your breath fresh all day.
If you’re looking to shed some weight, reduce blood sugars, enhance your complexion and just generally be in good health, then the CucuWater is one you should always have with you. You can cut your cucumbers and allow them to sit in water overnight, or just put in your water bottle on-the-go.