Monday, February 29, 2016

The Many Benefits of Drinking Cucumber Water

If you're trying to lose weight and be fit, drinking sodas is something you must avoid. But, what else can you drink if you're sick of plain water and you're craving for some flavor? You can try cucumber water. A flavored thirst-quencher that won't harm your health; rather, it will make you feel and look better.

Cucumber water keeps you hydrated. Proper hydration is the foundation of overall health. Water is need by the body in order to function well. Hence, you need to acquire enough water from the food you eat and the liquids you take. As you lose water through breathing, defecating and sweating, you must hydrate your body again and drinking cucumber water is a perfect way to do so.

Cucumber water helps lower blood pressure. Cucumber is rich in potassium which helps lower blood pressure. Having a desirable blood pressure level will keep you safe from stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and vision loss.

Cucumber water curbs appetite. Most people think that they're hungry when a sudden movement happens in their stomachs. The truth is they're just thirsty and their digestive systems are signalling the need for water. To quench your thirst without gaining unwanted calories, you can add lemons, oranges and strawberries in your cucumber water.

Cucumber water improves your skin and hair. The key to smooth and soft skin is keeping yourself hydrated. Cucumber is best for this as it is made of  95% water, vitamin E and potassium which help in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of aging. Cucumber also contains silicon which contributes to hair growth and keeping your hair shiny.

Keen to create your own cucumber water today? Check out this video.
(Note: I don't own this video. All credits to the owner publisher)