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Health benefits of cucumber tea.
Hello Sweet Friend! Thanks so much for joining me again for yet another post about a tea that is very good for you!
Did you know you could make Cucumber into tea?! You read that right. You can!
I know I was thinking as I was looking around Google for ideas. “This is cool! I now know what I can make for the summertime.”
Without anything more to say, let’s learn about the health benefits of cucumber tea!
Cucumber water isn’t just for spas anymore. More people are enjoying this healthy, refreshing drink at home, and why not? It’s delicious and easy to make.
Here are seven ways cucumber water benefits your body.
Let’s read about the first health benefit!
1. It keeps you hydrated.
Your body can’t function properly without water. Most people should aim to drink six to eight glasses of water per day, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. We know we’re supposed to drink water throughout the day, but sometimes plain water gets boring. Adding cucumber gives it some extra flavor, encouraging you to drink more.
2. It helps with weight loss.
If you’re trying to lose weight, replacing sugary sodas, sports drinks, and juices with cucumber water can help you cut some serious calories from your diet.
Staying hydrated also helps you feel full. Sometimes your body confuses thirst with hunger. You may feel like you’re hungry when you’re actually thirsty.
How will you know the difference? Reach for a tall glass of cucumber water first. If your hunger goes away after finishing the drink, you were thirsty. If you’re still hungry, then you know it’s hunger.
3. It delivers antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that help prevent and delay cell damage from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic conditions like:
- heart disease
- eye degeneration
antioxidants in cucumbers may be able to reverse or stop those health problems.
This is why you should each fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants. Cucumbers fall into this category. They’re rich in:
- vitamin C
- beta carotene
- several flavonoid antioxidants
4. It may help prevent cancer.
Some early research suggests that cucumbers may help in the fight against cancer. Along with antioxidants, cucumbers also have compounds called cucurbitacins and a group of nutrients called lignans, which may have a role in protecting us from cancer. cucumbers might help to slow the progression of prostate cancer. Which is a great thing to know about when you drink this tea!
5. It lowers your blood pressure.
One contributing factor to high blood pressure is having too much salt (sodium) and too little potassium in your diet. The excess salt causes your body to hold fluids, which raises blood pressure. Potassium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of sodium retained by the kidneys.
Cucumbers are a good source of potassium. Drinking cucumber water helps your body get more potassium, potentially helping to lower your blood pressure.
6. It supports healthy skin.
Cucumber water can help soothe your skin from the inside out. Staying hydrated helps your body to flush out toxins and maintain a healthy complexion. Cucumbers are also high in pantothenic acid or vitamin B-5, which has been used to treat acne. One cup of sliced cucumbers has about 5 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin B-5.
7. It boosts bone health.
Cucumbers are high in vitamin K. In fact, one cup of sliced cucumbers has about 19 percent of the recommended daily value. Your body needs vitamin K to help form proteins that are needed to make healthy bones and tissues as well as to help your blood clot properly. What better way to get this vitamin than through refreshing cucumber water.
Although this is not called a “tea” it’s just as good still as if it were and if you’re wondering how I came up with this post I would love to thank my mom!
She was cutting up a cucumber for herself and I was working on another post at the time and I said. “Mom? Is there such a thing as cucumber tea?” She looks at me and said, “I don’t know you could look it up.”
So I did! And this is what I found! So this is a bit of a short one but, I do have one link! I know you just love the links You see on here..right? I thought so.
Here is the link to a site that I think you might like as much as mine. (lol, Nah) But this is to a coffee site! I have linked it to my other post before so it’s nothing new but I am helping out my brother with this site too. Enjoy!
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