What are the benefits of cucumbers, can you lose weight on cucumbers? | For weight loss and health

Benefits of cucumbersCucumbers have many useful properties, including for those who want to lose weight.
Nutritionists in the development of health programs for obesity include fresh cucumbers in the diet.

How to lose weight on cucumbers

Let's see if we can lose weight on cucumbers? Let's start with the good news for everyone who is overweight:

  • a cucumber is 95% water, and this water is "alive", that is structured.
  • the caloric Content of cucumbers is only 15 kcal per 100 grams.

Cucumber perfectly satisfies hunger (due to its volume it stretches the stomach wall, and there feeling of saturation.) In addition, the water contained in cucumbers is a natural adsorbent, daily consumption of cucumbers helps to clean the body and eliminate toxins that have accumulated as a result of its life.

Cucumbers contain fiber, a small amount of carbohydrates (glucose and fructose, starch), protein, b vitamins, vitamin C (vitamin C is more in young cucumbers, not overgrown), potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and others trace elements, organic acids, which are necessary for normal digestion.

  • including part of the cucumber enters tartronovaya acid, limiting the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, eat fresh cucumbers more often.

There are several variants of the diet, where the basis of the diet are cucumbers, it is:

Other benefits of cucumbers?

Cucumbers stimulate digestion and move food through the intestines, if you have a "lazy bowel" – fasting days on cucumbers for you.

Clean the intestines, and cleansing the intestines will give a cleansing effect on the whole body, including cucumbers and useful at arthritis.

Contents useful compounds of iodine in the cucumber is much more than in any other vegetable.

Cucumber is a natural diuretic, thanks to the optimal combination of potassium and sodium, they normalize the water-salt balance of the body, have mild laxative and diuretic properties, perfectly cope with cleaning the body of toxins and toxins.

Fasting days on cucumbers are recommended at edema caused by cardiovascular disease, useful under hypertension.

Cucumbers will normalize the acid-alkaline balance in the body, because with the constant use of a large amount of protein, an acid shift occurs, and the acidic environment is favorable for the growth of bacteria and cancer cells'.

Silicon and potassium, which the body receives from cucumber required for health and skin tone, Shine and strength of hair.

Cucumbers are good for the skin, teeth and gums, both when used inside and outside, so be sure to wipe your face and neck with a piece of cucumber, cucumber moisturizes and nourishes, whitens the skin.

  • More useful ground cucumbers, not those, that have grown in greenhouse.

Low Calorie recipes with cucumbers

Cucumber sandwich

1 large cucumber cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds with a spoon and fill the resulting cleavage with cottage cheese paste (salt and beat the low-fat cottage cheese in a mixer with a lot of greens, garlic can be added).

Kefir-cucumber soup

1 large cucumber, 200 ml kefir, herbs, salt.
Cucumber peel, finely chop and beat in a mixer with kefir. Salt, sprinkle with chopped herbs. Soup can be decorated with radishes and cucumbers, sliced circles. (You can add 1 boiled egg).

Dangerous cucumbers
Spring (and winter) cucumbers can contain a lot of nitrates!
To reduce the likelihood of harm to health, spring cucumbers need to be cleaned from the skin, where the maximum amount of harmful substances.
Just need to cut off the tips of 1-2 centimeters on both sides of the cucumber.

    In large quantities cucumbers are contraindicated in diseases of the stomach with high acidity, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
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