Cucumber has an amazing amount of benefits. They are high in potassium, and have carotenes, as well as vitamin A....among others. The skin is high in dietary fiber which helps reduce constipation, and offers some protection against colon cancers by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.
It also tastes AWESOME!!
You can also add lemon or mint depending on your taste.
I just throw a few slices in my water bottle and sip all day. You will be amazed at how much more water you will drink.....and enjoy!
Every morning I start with a glass of hot/warm lemon water. Even though it seems like an acidic food it is actually alkaline for the body. ALKALINE is GOOD! You also get a nice dose of vit C. Lemon detoxifies the liver and clears the digestive system. The benefits go on and on.
I like it hot in the morning and room temp through out the day.
You can always add different flavors to lemon water:
Ginger Apple Sparkler
Start by juicing an inch of fresh ginger and about 6 tart apples.
Add sparkling water.....about 2 liters. You can also add lime.
Ginger has great digestive and antimicrobial benefits.
It also adds a little spice into life!
These are just a few ideas of how to stay hydrated and really enjoy it.
At the same time adding wonderful health benefits......and maybe a little champagne wouldn't hurt either!!