The other day I had a massage and was given cucumber water, was so refreshing. We need to keep our body hydrated and some of us just don’t like water without a flavour. So I have been drinking CUCUMBER Water since my massage and want to share with you the benefits.
- 1. It keeps you hydrated.
Your body can’t function properly without water. Most people should aim to drink six to eight glasses of water per day, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. We know we’re supposed to drink water throughout the day, but sometimes plain water gets boring. Adding cucumber gives it some extra flavour, encouraging you to drink more.
- It helps with weight loss.
If you’re trying to lose weight, replacing sugary sodas, sports drinks, and juices with cucumber water can help you cut some serious calories from your diet.
Staying hydrated also helps you feel full. Sometimes your body confuses thirst with hunger. You may feel like you’re hungry, when you’re actually thirsty.
How will you know the difference? Reach for a tall glass of cucumber water first. If your hunger goes away after finishing the drink, you were thirsty. If you’re still hungry, then you know it’s hunger.
- It delivers antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that help prevent and delay cell damage from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic conditions like:
- heart disease
- eye degeneration
Research has shown that antioxidants may be able to reverse or stop this damage. This is why you should each fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants. Cucumbers fall into this category. They’re rich in:
- vitamin C
- beta carotene
- several flavonoid antioxidants
Would like to hear if you have tried Cucumber Water, leave a comment.