A-Z Cucumber Water: Health Benefits & Weight Loss

Cucumber water has been around for a long time. Years before the madness started online because of the new trend of fruit infused water.

However, cucumber water has been around for decades in health clubs and spas all over the world. This is because of its vast health benefits and its deliciously fresh crunchy good taste.

Not only is the cucumber water recipe simple, but cucumbers look so beautiful when cut and carefully placed in a jug of water and ice.

In this article, I will discuss the benefits of cucumber water and cucumber detox water weight loss. I’ll also give you a number of different cucumber water recipes to add some variety as well as inspiring you to create your own recipes.

What is Cucumber Water?

Cucumber water is also known as cucumber detox water, the basic cucumber water recipe is just two ingredients: water and cucumber. But do not be fooled by how simple this is. It is very good for you and also tastes delicious.

 

Cucumber Water Recipe

Want to learn how to make cucumber water? The good news is that making cucumber detox water is easy:

  • Cut a clean, peeled cucumber (or unpeeled to your liking) into thin 1/2 inch slices. 
  • Out these freshly cut cucumber slices into filtered or purified water and with ice.
  • Let it marinate for at least one hour. However, for best results, you should let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Cucumber slices swim, so it is important to cover them with ice to keep them underwater.

To avoid using ice cubes, buy a fruit-infused water bottle or jug. This will let you put the cucumber slices into the infusion chamber. These work very well, large fruit infused jugs look good on a table and encourage your family to drink more water. Also fruit infused travel bottles help keep you hydrated all day long.

You can refill the decanter or travel bottle several times before it starts to lose flavor.

You can even eat the cucumber slices if you want, but remember to discard your batch after 24 hours.

Cucumber Water Detox

This great detox water not only eliminates your body of toxins but also helps eliminate fats from your body.

Cucumbers are diuretics so they can help you avoid water retention. Lemons and limes help remove toxins from your digestive tract and grapefruit helps you burn fat. 

To make this cucumber detox water, you will need:

  • ½ gallon of spring water.
  • ½ a cucumber (thinly sliced).
  • ½ of a medium grapefruit (thinly sliced).
  • ½ each of thinly sliced lime, lemon and a few torn mint leaves.
  • Allow the ingredients to sit and marinate in your refrigerator for a few hours before you serve. You should aim to drink at least ½ gallon a day for best results and health benefits.

 

Lemon and Cucumber Water Benefits

This lemon and cucumber water benefits is an infused water formula that boosts immunity, cleanses your system and helps you feel better. 

Lemon cucumber water is a delicious treat that you can make by simply combining cucumbers with lemon in water.

Special note: Lemon water with cucumber is perfect to carry with you in a fruit infused water bottle and drink throughout the day as a delicious hydrating treatment.

With one of these fruit infuser bottles you can refill the water again and again and the taste of cucumbers and lemons is still infused into the water. It’s worth the $20-30 investment in your health!

The ingredients below is enough to makes one fruit infused bottle of lemon and cucumber water.

  • Ice Cubes.
  • 1/2 Lemon thinly sliced.
  • 1/4 Cucumber thinly sliced. (Pro tip: save 2 slices to place on your eyes).

Cucumber Water Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, substituting sugary soft drinks, sports drinks with cucumber water juices can help you to reduce some of the important calories in your diet.

Keeping hydrated also helps you to feel full.

Sometimes your body confuses thirst with hunger.

You may feel that you are hungry when in truth you are thirsty.

How do you know the difference?

First, look for a big glass of cucumber water. When your hunger disappears after you finish the drink, you were thirsty. If you’re still hungry, you know it was hunger.

How Hong Does Cucumber Water Last?

You can infuse cucumber detox water overnight or roughly up to 12 hours! However, remember to remove fruits and herbs from water if you infuse for 4 or more hours but you can still keep the left over infused water in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Blended Cucumber Water

So, how do you make blended cucumber water? It is pretty easy. There are a few ways to do this, but all of them require a little preparation time. So it is useful to know in advance when you want to do this.

This is the method that gives you the tastiest water:

  • Blend cucumber slices and filter it through a very thin sieve.
  • Let this mixture drip overnight in the fridge.
  • Mix the resulting cucumber juice into a container or pitcher of water. This means you can stretch it according to how strong you want it. Personally I like to have mine with just a hint of taste.

Cucumber Water Electrolytes

Cucumbers are a low-calorie member of the botanical family that contains pumpkins and melons. With more than 97 percent water, cucumber has low levels of nutrients, except for an accumulation of minerals that act as electrolytes and perform a variety of functions in the body. Several electrolytes are present in quantities that make cucumbers a strong supplement to the daily diet, especially in the summer months.

How Much Cucumber Water Should I Drink Daily

A way to work out how much cucumber water to drink each day is to take your body weight (in pounds) then divide by 2. For instance, if you weigh 120 pounds, then you can drink 60 ounces of cucumber detox water day. Don’t forget to divide this by 8 to work out the amount of 8 ounce jars you can drink. Confused? Use this simple How Much Water Should I Drink A day Calculator.

Remember that the amount of water you need to drink each day is something individual. Especially as hydration needs varies from person to person. To put it simply, the amount of water we need depends on a number of factors. These factors include things like your body weight, level of activity, stress, temperature, the climate you live in and, of course, your diet.

READ: How Much Water Should I Drink A Day Calculator? (Without MISTAKES)

Cucumber Water Detox?

Mr Water Geek Thinking

Drinking cucumber water may not seem like a safe way to improve your health.

But it offers a number of surprising benefits and is very easy to prepare.

Some of the many benefits of cucumber water include things like and improvement to skincare and weight loss benefits.

It also helps to reduce incidence of long term chronic diseases, improves cardiovascular health as well as bone density.

 

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