Drink Cucumber Water on an Empty Stomach and See What Happens With Your Body
Start your day with cucumber water and see the incredible effect it has on your body early in the morning. Drinking water is probably your first choice, but why don’t you try something different. Next time you feel thirsty try cucumber water. This easy to make beverage will not only make you feel better, but it can also make you look better.
Keeps You Hydrated. Proper hydration is important for overall health. Without proper hydration, you become dehydrated, which means your body does not have enough water to function normally. You lose water every day when you breathe, sweat and go to the bathroom. The water content in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink serve the purpose to hydrate your body. When you are properly hydrated you will have more energy and your organs will do their job better. Adding cucumber to your water will probably urge you to drink water more often helping you stay hydrated.
Helps lower blood pressure: Hypertension, or as it is most commonly referred to high blood pressure is a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that one in three adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure. This is important since high blood pressure can result in diseases like stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and vision loss. Cucumbers are a great source of potassium which is important for anyone who has high blood pressure.
Curbs Appetite, Helps for Weight Loss and Has Fat-Burning Attribute: Often our body’s mistake being hungry for being thirsty. If you want to add a bit more pick me up to your cucumber water try adding some sliced fruit such as strawberries, oranges or lemons. This is a great way to avoid snacks and reduce calorie intake and it will also help you lose weight, increase metabolism performance and prevent storing fat in the body.
Helps Your Skin: Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to keep your skin soft and smooth. Cucumbers consist of 95% water which helps to hydrate the skin. Its seeds are rich in Vitamin E and potassium which help in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of aging. They can also be used topically you treat acne, sunburn, and puffiness under your eyes.
Helps Your Hair: Cucumber contributes to the growth of hair primarily due to its content of silicon, phosphorus and calcium which are some of the most needed nutrients needed for hair growth. Drinking cucumber water can help you maintain a fully, more shiny head of hair.
It Has Antioxidant/Detoxing Properties: Cucumbers contain good amount of antioxidants like B carotene, A-carotene, Zeaxanthin and Lutein. These compounds act as a scavenger against free radicals that lead to aging and other age related diseases. This allows your body to flush toxins and battle free radicals. The high water content in cucumber acts as a system cleanser and sweeps the waste products out of the system.
Cucmber is considered as a super food for its effects on the overall health. Make sure you use it early in the morning on an empty stomach combined with water to fully benefit from the amazing potential cucumbers have.
Preparation of cucumber water:
Take a fragrant, fresh cucumber and wash it well to avoid toxins when making cucumber water. Chop it in circles and leave it in water for several hours (or overnight). You can also add lemon, mint or strawberries if you want a more intense flavor.