7 benefits of cucumber water: Stay hydrated and keep your body healthy

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Cucumber juice is a nutritious and healthy drink. Besides, it is also very tasty and easy to make. Here are 7 health benefits of cucumber detox water.

1. Provide water for the body


Our body cannot function properly without water. Each person needs to drink 6-8 glasses of water / day - that is, drink water throughout the day. However, because filtered water does not have an appealing taste, many people do not want to drink a lot of water. So you can drink cucumber juice to provide more water to the body.

2. Helps to lose weight


If you are trying to lose weight, you can replace sugary soft drinks, sports drinks and juices with cucumber juice. That helps cut a large amount of calories out of your diet. At the same time, drinking enough water also helps you feel fuller.

3. Provides Antioxidants


Antioxidants prevent and slow down cell damage caused by oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress can lead to chronic conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration,...
Research has shown that antioxidants can reverse or suppress the effects of oxidative stress. That's why you should eat fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants, especially cucumbers. Eating cucumbers and drinking cucumber juice helps provide an abundant amount of vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese, molybdenum and flavonoid antioxidants, ... for the body.
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4. Cancer Prevention


Some studies show that cucumbers can help the body fight cancer. In addition to antioxidants, cucumbers also contain compounds called cucurbitacins and a group of nutrients called lignans - which may protect the body from cancer. A study in the Journal of Cancer Research found that the flavonoid fisetin found in cucumbers can slow the progression of prostate cancer.

5. Lowers blood pressure


A contributing factor to high blood pressure is having too much sodium salt and too little potassium in the diet. Excess salt causes the body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure. Meanwhile, potassium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of sodium the kidneys retain. Cucumbers are a great source of potassium. Therefore, drinking cucumber water helps provide more potassium to the body, thereby reducing blood pressure.

6. Beautify skin


Cucumber juice can soothe the skin from the inside out. Drinking cucumber detox water helps the body detox and maintain a healthy skin. In addition, cucumbers are high in pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, which is used to treat acne.

7. Improves Bone Health


Cucumbers are also rich in vitamin K. One cup of sliced ​​cucumbers has about 19% of the recommended daily value of vitamin K. The body needs vitamin K to form the proteins it needs to build healthy bones and tissues, and to help with blood clotting. Accordingly, drinking cucumber water is a measure to help supplement this vitamin for the body.
With unexpected benefits, you should add cucumber juice to your diet for good health, a fit body and a beautiful skin.

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Reference source: healthline.com
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