Cucumber water is a popular drink among healthy lifestyle enthusiasts. And it is not only about how well it looks in a fancy bottle. This drink also has multiple befits to your health and appearance.
Cucumber water is a cold drink that uses slices of cucumber to obtain a fresh taste. It doesn’t take long to prepare and can contain many other ingredients. It is considered to be a detox drink like many other natural flavor-infused beverages.
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Read on to discover what cucumber water does and how it influences your body!
There are several ways to make cucumber water, but all the recipes contain the same ingredients. Of course, cucumbers and water are essential for this drink. You can use still or sparkling water. It doesn’t make much difference. Add extra flavor and sweetness using lemon, lime, mint, basil, rosemary, frozen or fresh berries, and other fruits.
Slice some cucumbers. One average is enough. You can make round pieces or long pieces using a peeler. Add other ingredients to your taste and 2 liters of water. Put it in the fridge. You can drink it in one hour and store it for up to 3 days.
Put small pieces of cucumbers and other ingredients in an ice mold. Add some water and freeze the mixture. It will take approximately 4 hours to freeze. After that, use these ice cubes to prepare refreshing drinks in hot weather.
This is a hot weather solution for those who have a good blender. Put one cucumber and other ingredients in a blender. Add ice, so the blender cup is almost full. Better use small ice cubes. Start the blender on low mode and gradually raise its power. Pour some water into the slushie if it turns out too concentrated.
Switching to cucumber water is definitely a good decision if you struggle with drinking enough water.
It contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as calcium, vitamins A, B, and K, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium1USDA Food Data Central. (2019, January 4). Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved from https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/324653/nutrients.
However, you should choose carefully. Grocery stores are full of "detox" and "fitness" water, but most of it contains sugar and artificial ingredients. The best decision is to prepare cucumber water at home. It is a healthier and cheaper option.
Cucumber water is for sure a healthy drink that can help you keep your body hydrated. However, it will only show its benefits when you drink it regularly and combine it with other healthy activities. You can experiment with ingredients and prepare different kinds of cucumber water, including refreshing iced summer drinks.
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