Reasons to Drink Cucumber Juice

23 January, 2020
Cucumber juice is great for keeping you hydrated, especially during the summer. It's also easy to combine it with all kinds of vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients, like honey and oats.

The high water content of cucumber makes it a wonderful and refreshing juice ingredient. It has a mild flavor, so you can combine it easily with other ingredients (fruits, vegetables, honey, etc.) It’s easy to come up with a combination that you find satisfying.

Some people prefer to drink it plain, while others like to add a piece of banana or apple to make it creamier or sweeter. Other people add stronger flavored ingredients, such as ginger.

According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, cucumbers are low in calories and are a source of potassium, vitamin C, and folates. Cucumbers are 95% water, which makes them light, hydrating, and great for all kinds of diets, including weight loss diets.

Benefits of drinking cucumber juice

Cucumber juice can help you stay hydrated throughout the day, which leads to better health. If you decide to try it, however, nutrition experts caution that it should be included as part of a balanced, varied diet.

  • Drinking cucumber juice is a diuretic, which helps you avoid water retention.
  • Also, it has very few calories, so it can be a part of a balanced weight loss diet.
  • Thanks to its high fiber content (especially in its seeds) it has laxative properties.

Reasons to drink cucumber juice

If it’s hard for you to drink the recommended daily amount of water because you get bored with the flavor, you can try other natural drinks, such as cucumber juice.

It is hydrating

Drinking cucumber juice

It can help with weight loss efforts

Because cucumbers have high water content and are low in calories, they are very easy to digest and can keep you hydrated. Consequently, they can be a great addition to a weight loss plan. When you eat them for a snack or as part of a meal, they can help you feel full, and you’ll avoid overeating or binging on sweets and snacks.

People often include cucumbers in low-calorie diets. That’s because 250 grams of cucumber contains approximately 30 calories!

15. Natural laxative

Cucumber juice can be a natural laxative when you eat it as part of a fiber-rich diet. Consequently, it can also help with gut health and prevent constipation.

Cucumber juice recipes

We can make different, amazing juices with cucumber. Depending on what ingredients you choose, your drink can be sweet, creamy, spicy, etc.

1. Cucumber juice with pineapple, ginger, celery, and lemon for weight loss

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of sliced pineapple (75 g)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger (2 g)
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)

Preparation

  • Peel the cucumber and cut into pieces.
  • Wash the rest of the ingredients and blend them until you have a homogenous mixture.
  • Lastly, add the lemon juice and drink on an empty stomach.
  • Drink immediately with your breakfast or snack.

Read more: The Possible Medicinal Properties of Ginger

2. Cucumber and lemon juice

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g) (Optional)

Preparation

  • Wash the cucumber and lemon well.
  • Cut the cucumber into slices and put them in the blender.
  • Add the lemon juice to the blender and combine until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Drink with your breakfast or snack.

3. Pure cucumber juice

Ingredients

  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (20 g)
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation

  • Peel the cucumbers, getting rid of the skin, and cut into small pieces.
  • Put them in the blender, add the water and liquify until it is well blended.
  • Strain it.
  • Add salt and sugar to taste.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy a refreshing and healthy drink.

4. Cucumber and orange juice

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • Juice from 12 small oranges
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (30 g)

Preparation

  • Peel the cucumbers, cut them up and put them in the blender with the orange juice.
  • Add the sugar and liquify until you have a homogenous liquid.

5. Pineapple, cucumber and aloe vera smoothie for weight loss

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cubed pineapple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 cups of aloe vera (400 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Put the pineapple and cucumber in the blender
  • Then, add the aloe vera gel and water and process until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Drink immediately.
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