So what are some of the benefits of cucumber water?
Cancer Reducing Cucumbers: Drinking water is essential to weightless and fitness in general, so that's a no brainer. Cucumbers contain something called Cucurbitacins. But Cucumbers have been the subject of ongoing research for over the last decade to determine the nature of their anti-cancer properties. Scientists have discovered several different signaling pathways required for cancer cell development and survival. These pathways can be blocked by the activity of Cucurbitacins, found in the cucumber (as well as pumpkins and gourds). Making cucumbers a part of your daily diet may help block cancer cells from forming.
Weightless Drink: Cucumber water is a natural way to loose belly fat. There is no easy diet pill or weightless system, so take this with a swig of cucumber water. By adding cucumber water to your diet you will help hydrate and detox your body. Cucumbers are a natural diuretic and help with water retention and bloating, as well as cleaning out the colon and intestinal track. So be ware of the increased bathroom trips. Also, by adding a natural flavor to your water, you will find drinking more water and reaching your water intake goals for the day will be a little easier.
Blood Pressure: Cucumbers are very low in sodium and high in potassium. Both which help reduce your blood pressure. Also increasing your water intake, again, will help with overall body health.
Low Calorie: Cucumbers only contain 45 calories with the skin and 34 calories without the skin. By adding only a few slices to your water this makes for a very low calorie drink, averaging around 5 calories! While rehydrating your body it's the perfect substitute for energy drinks loaded with sugar and high calories.
Bone Strength: Cucumbers are HIGH in vitamin K which is needed in your bones to slow bone loss and bone fractures often seen in post-menopausal woman. Being a cancer survivor, who is totally done with menopause, this is a must for my life.
Making Cucumber water is easy. Doing an entire pitcher of water at a time makes for an easy refill throughout your day. Slice up as much cucumber as you want flavor. By adding a few lemons and maybe even some mint, you can change up the flavors. Store in the refrigerator to keep the cucumbers fresh. Making this daily is a good idea. The cucumbers will start to ferment and smell bad if left out or not drank for a few days. But you should be able to put down a pitcher or two because it tastes so good!!
As the snow melts and we start to see signs of spring, this will be a refreshing reminder that summer is just around the corner. Toss a few cucumbers into your workout bottle and take it into the gym with you. Hydration during your workouts is a must!