Stressed or want to lose a few pounds? Buy a cucumber!

And just add it to water!
Not only does it taste wonderful but it has so many other benefits:

It’s Great for Weight Release
When you drink a glass of cucumber water, your stomach feels fuller and the taste of cucumber can trick your brain into thinking that you’ve eaten something. You’ll feel more satisfied, and less likely to snack.
It’s Good for your Muscles & Bones
Cucumbers contain silica, which is essential to keep connective tissue healthy. They are also rich in Vitamin K which helps transport calcium to bones.
It’s Good for your Skin
Cucumber is full of B vitamins and pantothenic acid. Both help to give you naturally clearer skin and help to balance out the oils.
Improved Immunity to fight off those Winter bugs!
It is not just Vitamin C that your immune system needs! It also needs Antioxidants which help to fight the free radicals which cause the build up of toxins. Cucumbers are a great antioxidant as well as being a natural diuretic to release toxins.
It Lowers Blood Pressure
Cucumbers are high in potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure.
It helps overcome water retention
Cucumber adds a lovely flavour which encourages more hydration/detoxing which can reduce water retention throughout your body.
o Cucumbers can help with Stress
Cucumbers contain many vitamins, including Vitamin B, B1, B5, and B7. These vitamins are known to help fight anxiety and stress and are far cheaper than supplements and heathier than medication!

So, give this a go!

And maybe try these special twists to your Cucumber Water:
o Add Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). ACV has so many benefits – see my previous blog but many are not that keen on the taste. If you add a tbsp to a litre of water with cucumber you will not even notice the taste – I promise! But you will gain all the wonderful benefits.
o If you get energy dips, then add some rosemary to your cucumber water. This will add some iron which is essential for energy. Just a few sprigs of fresh rosemary is all you need and it’s also full of magnesium and calcium to help you improve your bone health, and boost your immune system at the same time.


Cucumber slices