Some vegetables remain a constant part of our lives all year round. Cucumber is definitely one of them. Available all year round, we consume cucumber in multiple ways – salad, sandwich, sabzi and more. Cucumber juice is another popular way to eat the vegetable. It is a low-calorie food and has a water content of 95 percent. According to macrobiotic nutritionist and health expert Shilpa Arora, “Cucumber juice is packed with nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, silica, calcium and zinc.” This is why experts recommend including it in our daily diet for an overall health benefit.
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5 Health Benefits Of Cucumber Juice:
Promote Weight Loss:
As mentioned, cucumber juice contains 95 percent water and no calories — both of which help shed extra pounds, keeping us full for a long time.
Flush out toxins:
The adequate water content and vitamin C help flush out toxins and purify the blood, preventing inflammation and free radical damage in the body.
Detoxification is correlated with metabolism and gut health. Proper detoxification helps promote metabolism and digestion, which benefits overall health.
Cucumber juice is packed with antioxidants and several healthy vitamins and minerals that help protect our bodies from various seasonal diseases and promote immune system health.
Skin health help:
Shilpa Arora suggests that cucumber juice is an excellent source of silica — a nutrient that aids healthy skin. Plus, the high antioxidant content in the juice helps boost nourished and glowing skin from within.
Considering the above factors, we recommend including cucumber juice in your daily diet to nourish yourself from within. And to help you do that, we’ve found a recipe that can be considered ideal for hot summer days. All you have to do is add three basic ingredients to cucumber juice. That is it. And in no time, your virgin cucumber cooler will be ready. Let’s take a look at the recipe.
Cucumber Juice Cooler Recipe: How To Make Virgin Cucumber Cooler:
To make this drink you will need cucumber juice, lemon juice, mint or basil leaves and some soda. You can add crushed ice if you want.
Mix all ingredients in a shaker, pour into a glass and garnish with some soda. Garnish with mint or basil leaves and serve chilled.
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