Water with Cucumber & Lemon for Health, Detox & Weight loss

Water with Cucumber & Lemon for Health, Detox & WeightlossHave you tried water with cucumber and lemon for weight loss? Have you heard the benefits of a lemon water detox drink? Here are a few reasons you need to try cucumber and lemon combined for the amazing health benefits. As a bonus, it is a VERY refreshing drink.

  • Lemons are a good source of:
    • Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin known to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy; it also may prevent cognitive decline, cancer, certain psychiatric illnesses and cardiovascular conditions.
    • Potassium builds protein and muscle, maintains normal body growth and controls the electrical activity of the heart.
    • Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body.
  • Lemon is an antioxidant, that can help block damage caused by free radicals, which may play a role in cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
  • Lemon help protect the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • Aids in the production of digestive juicescucumber lemon water

Cucumber:

  • Cucumbers contain silica, a trace mineral necessary to keep your connective tissue healthy.
  • Cucumbers also act as a natural diuretic helping you get rid of that excess water and bloating
  • Keeps you hydrated.
  • Flushes out toxins.
  • Stabilizes blood pressure.
  • Helps digestion.
  • Keeps kidneys in shape.
  • Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.
  • Low calorie: An 8.25-inch cucumber only has 45 calories with its skin and 34 calories without its skin.

Some consider this a detox drink because of the toxin flushing properties. I am not personally going to even try the lemon water detox. It requires days of only the water. That is not for me. AND I believe that we can reap some benefits without going to those extremes. I need more than water.

I have added this to my daily routine. I have 1-2 glasses during the day. When I am craving a snack, I pour a glass. Then I fill a 32oz cup and drink 2 of those while taking a hot bath.

It is so good, you will not mind drinking this water. This is a great way to get your water intake for the day. It is also more powerful than water alone. This detox water has been a part of my diet for 3 weeks now. I have discovered I lost 1 pound MORE per week when I include this. We all love faster results, right? I know I do.

Water with Cucumber & Lemon for Weight lossHow to make water with cucumber and lemon.

  1. Thinly slice your lemon and cucumber.
  2. Pour 1-2 liters of water in a pitcher. Add the slices. I do approximately 1/2 cucumber, and 1 full lemon for each pitcher.
  3. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy as often as you can.
  5. Add sprigs of mint to add flavor and boost digestion even more.

Water with Cucumber & Lemon for Health, Detox & Weight loss

 

Sources: Livestorng and Care2

About Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett , the owner of Living on Love and Cents, a Christian, wife and mom of 2 sharing real life experiences. I'm am a Texan, living in Louisiana. I'm a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at livingonloveandcents@gmail.com.

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