Cucumber is a vegetable rich in essential nutrients and water which has amazing detoxifying properties. The vegetable is rich in fiber, magnesium, zinc, calcium and vitamin B, C and E which can improve your overall health. Consuming cucumbers regularly will clean your body of toxins, accelerate your metabolism and clean your intestinal and digestive tract completely. The vegetable is a powerful diuretic as well, meaning it can reduce the excess water from your body. Cucumber is often a part of detox methods and is especially effective if your diet is rich in salty and canned food.
And the benefits of cucumber don’t stop there – some people have used the vegetable to treat skin problems such as acne, while others often used it to detox their skin. Cucumbers can also help you lose weight in record time, and are often a part of diets. If you’re planning to lose weight quickly and effectively, you should try the cucumber diet which can help you lose up to 7 kg. in a week! Here’s the diet plan:
- Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, a bowl of cucumber salad;
- Snack: 5 plums or 1 apple or peach;
- Lunch: 1 piece of toast with a bowl of cucumber salad;
- Snack: cucumber shake;
- Dinner: 300 gr. of a fruit of your choice.
Here’s how to prepare the cucumber salad:
- 400 gr. of cucumber;
- 200 ml. of sour milk or yogurt;
- A pinch of salt;
Peel and cut the cucumber to slices, then add the salt and mix everything well until it’s dissolved. Add the sour milk and onion in the end and mix it gently, then serve.
Between your meals, you can take a cucumber shake as a snack. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 1 cucumber;
- 1 apple;
- A handful of spinach.
Just put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get a homogenous mixture. Pour the smoothie in a glass and drink it fresh before it loses its properties.
By following the diet strictly, you can lose up to 15 pounds in only 7 days!
For another great diet try the boiled egg diet!