Cucumber Water Detox
Cucumber Water is obtained by mixing plain water with Cucumber (step by step method for preparing cucumber water is explained below).
Cucumber water is a refreshing drink, with low calorie value but lots of health benefits.
Cucumber has lots of nutrients and antioxidants, it's also anti-viral in nature and cleanse your body. Therefore, Cucumber water can also be used as a detox (detoxification) diet.
Benefits of Cucumber Water Detox Diet
Cucumber water detox has several health benefits including body cleanse, protection from UV rays in sunny days, weight loss (because it's super low calorie drink), re-hydration (because it contains lots of minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus etc). Additionally, it also helps you in increasing overall water intake (refreshing and cool, vow! it's an awesome drink for summer)
How to prepare Cucumber Water ?
Cucumber water can be prepared in various ways such as blending method, soaking method etc but here I want to explain the most simple way - the soaking method.
step 1. Cut the cucumber into very thin slices
step 2. Put the cucumber slices into a pitcher full of water (you can either use hot water and and add some ice later)
step 3. Close the pitcher and shake it well.
step 4. Now, put it in fridge for an hour or two or whole night. (the more it soaks the harder it tastes)Watch a nice Video on preparing cucumber water
Various flavors (Mint, Lemon) of Cucumber Water Detox
If you don't like the plain flavor of cucumber water detox, you can make it more refreshing and cool by adding some more stuffs such as Mint leaves, Lemon, Ginger etc.
In the step 2 (above), if you also add some chopped mint leaves and you get cucumber water mint (I love mint flavor - it's my favorite one!), similarly if you want, you can try Lemon (cut thin slices of lemon and mix it along with the cucumber slices, as in step 2) for lemon and cucumber water detox or both to get a unique taste of cucumber water mint lemon. Lemon is also high in vitamin C and antioxidants which makes it good as a detox drink.
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After soaking it for whole night, next day, you can enjoy the cool refreshing drink :) If you're using the cucumber water as a detox diet then you will be drinking lots of cucumber water - throughout the day (think of it as a cucumber water fast; however, you shouldn't continue it for more than one/two days without any medical supervision)
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