German cardiologist Dietrich Gronemeyer said that drinking water with lemon helps to prevent a heart attack. The portal MedikForum.ru decided to find out how can affect the health of the use of another variant of the drink – water with cucumber.
Many people know that during the day is helpful to drink water, but sometimes plain water seems too poor and boring for my taste, and therefore unwelcome. The addition of cucumber gives the water extra flavor and can be encouraged to drink more.
There are different combinations of products that are useful to add in water, yielding a so-called detox drinks. It
- Cucumber and mint.
- The lemon and ginger.
- BlackBerry and orange.
- Lemon and Cayenne pepper.
- Watermelon and mint.
- Grapefruit and rosemary.
- The orange and lemon.
- The lemon and lime.
- Strawberry and Basil.
- The Apple and cinnamon.
To prepare the detox water at home, you need to chop the ingredients and add them in hot or cold water, depending on preference. When preparing cold drink water placed in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let the flavor became deeper.
Consider the advantages, which gives health, drinking water with cucumber.
Helps with weight loss. If you are trying to lose weight, replacing sugary drinks and juices of cucumber water can help to dramatically reduce calorific intake. In addition, drinking water helps you to feel full. Sometimes the body sends signals of hunger, while in fact it needs moisture.
Supplying antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent and delay cell damage from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease. Cucumbers are rich in such antioxidants as
- vitamin C,
- several flavonoid compounds.
Provides anti-cancer substances. Along with antioxidants cucumbers contain compounds called cucurbitacins, and a group of nutrients lignans, which play an important role in protecting the body from cancer. Another component of cucumber, a flavonoid of fisetin, proved in the research as a means of slowing the progression of prostate cancer.
Lowers blood pressure. One of the factors contributing to the increase in blood pressure is too high in salt (sodium) and too little potassium in the diet. Excess salt causes the body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure. Potassium is an electrolyte which helps him to regulate the amount of sodium retained by the kidneys.
Cucumbers are a rich source of potassium. Drink water with cucumber helps the body to get more potassium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure.
Supports healthy skin and bones. Drink water cucumber helps to soothe inflamed skin: it speeds up the elimination of toxins, and, in addition, cucumbers are rich in Pantothenic acid or vitamin B-5, effective in the treatment of acne.
Also cucumbers are high in vitamin K, which is involved in the formation of proteins necessary for healthy bones and tissues.