Wash a cucumber and slice it lengthwise in half.Seed the cucumber by removing the soft middle portion with a spoon then slice the two halves into pieces .25 -.5 inch thick. Put the pieces in a pitcher with water and store. Consume the cucumber water within two days, as the beverage lacks preservatives and over time will rot.
Among all superfoods, people who think they have skin problems should try out cucumber. One of the most cultivated vegetable in the world, cucumbers are in the same botanical family as melons and squashes. They are considered one of the absolute best foods for the health of skin, joints, liver, and kidneys.
Cucumber: Nutritional Property
Cucumbers are loaded with the mineral silica, which is an essential component for healthy connective tissue. It is also full of ionic potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C which give it a powerful alkalizing effect within the body. Additionally, cucumbers are particularly rich in fluids that hydrate the skin, joints, and tissues.
Cucumbers are highly used to enhance skin quality. The natural ascorbic acid and caffeic acid within the cucumber act to prevent water retention in the skin. This reduces swelling under the eyes and helps the skin heal from sunburn, inflammation, and eczema. Therefore, drinking cucumber water is quite healthy for skin.
How to make cucumber water?
Wash the cucumber to remove any dirt or bacteria that may be present. If desired, peel off the skin of the cucumber using a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Slice it lengthwise in half.
Slice the two halves into pieces .25-.5 inch (.6-1.25 cm) thick. Seed the cucumber by removing the soft middle portion with a spoon prior to slicing. Put the cucumber slices in the pitcher with water.
Cucumber slices will float, so if you desire a stronger infusion put a layer of ice on top of the cucumbers to keep them below the surface of the water and store. Consume the cucumber water within two days, as the beverage lacks preservatives and over time the cucumbers will rot.
Edited By: Vivek Chhetri
I certainly get my 8+ glasses of water a day, now that I add cucumber to my water. It has curved the crave for coffee completely, and now, after a full day drinking water, I end it with a cup of tea (Y) May not suite others, but I "Feel The Difference" after just 3 weeks!!!