Weight Loss Benefits and Healing Power of Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber contains about 95% of water and 5% of dietary fiber. It provides cucumber's positive effect on the digestive system, water and salt balance and metabolic process. 

A cucumber is also a good weight loss vegetable. It is low in calories but will make you feel full for about 2-3 hours if you combine it with oil or sour cream.

Weight Loss Benefits from Eating Cucumbers 


When you're trying to lose weight, including low-calorie foods like cucumbers in your diet helps you lower your calorie intake to shed pounds. Cucumbers are very low in calories -- a cup of sliced cucumber has just 14 calories, which is less than 1 percent of the daily calorie "budget" on a weight loss-friendly 1,500-calorie diet. Even eating a large portion size won't make you pack on the pounds. A medium peeled cucumber has just 24 calories, and a large unpeeled cuke still has just 45 calories. Because cucumber is low in calories even with a large portion size, it's a very low energy density food. Filling your diet with such foods is beneficial for weight loss because they'll fill you up when you're following a calorie-controlled diet.

An average menu of the Cucumber Diet:


Breakfast: a toast with a bit of butter/ jam, a cup of sugar-free tea/coffee;

Snack (at about 12 o'clock): cucumber salad;

Lunch: one egg and a small piece of rye bread or 2 ounces of stewed/boiled low-fat meat/ chicken breast with a small piece of rye bread;

Snack (at about 4 p.m.): cucumber salad;

Dinner: cucumber salad:

Snack: a big apple/banana/pear.

Dieting period: 1-3 days.

Expected weight loss: 2 - 6.5 lbs.

It's a good cleansing diet but don't keep it longer than 3 days as your menu doesn't provide the intake of all the necessary components. Please, consult your physician before you start.

Healing Power of Cucumbers


Fresh cucumber juice is the best rejuvenation tonic in the world. It contains electrolyte compounds specifically geared toward nourishing and cooling down overused adrenal glands and kidneys that are struggling with their task of filtering out toxic debris and getting overheated from toxic uric acid. If you have kidney disease, are on dialysis, or you’re missing a kidney, drinking cucumber juice every day can be extremely beneficial. Cucumbers’ cooling effect on the glands and organs also makes them wonderful fever reducers for both children and adults. Juicing cucumbers unleashes their magical anti-fever compounds and agents that help calm a fever like water on a fire.

Cucumbers’ traces of the amino acids glycine and glutamine, combined with their extreme and highly active content of enzymes and coenzymes, plus their abundance of more than 50 trace minerals, make them an excellent delivery system for neurotransmitter chemicals. This is great news if you’re dealing with anxiety or other neurological conditions. Cucumbers provide other critical nutrition, too, such as chlorophyll in their skins that’s bonded to B vitamins and vitamins A and C. And cucumbers support digestion; they contain undiscovered coenzymes that will one day be called talafinns. Alongside enzymes that have been discovered by medical research (such as erepsin), talafinns help the body’s protein digestion process so you can get the most out of everything you eat.

If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing cucumbers into your life:


Kidney disease, kidney failure, missing kidney, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/mononucleosis, diabetes, hypoglycemia, migraines, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), eczema, psoriasis, transient ischemic attack (TIA), mystery infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), low reproductive system battery, colds, influenza, cytomegalovirus (CMV), HHV-6, shingles, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), dysautonomia, sepsis, yeast infections, E. coli infection, Streptococcus infection, sunburn.

If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing cucumbers into your life:


Fever, dandruff, bloating, gastric spasms, stagnant liver, dehydration, headaches, dry and/or itchy skin, hot flashes, weight gain, menopause symptoms, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, anxiousness, neuralgia (including trigeminal neuralgia), food sensitivities, inflammation, blood toxicity, acidosis, back pain, all neurological symptoms (including tingles, numbness, spasms, twitches, nerve pain, and tightness of the chest), low hydrochloric acid.

TIPS

* For results, you can see, try to eat two cucumbers daily.

* Instead of juicing a multitude of vegetables and fruits at one time, try juicing cucumber on its own. Like celery juice, straight cucumber juice has unique healing qualities. If you drink 16 ounces of pure cucumber juice on a regular basis, it can have a life-changing effect.

* If you’re trying to keep grains out of your diet, turn cucumbers into noodles with a spiralizer or julienne peeler. Cucumber noodles are more hydrating and tastier than the more popular zucchini noodles. Try English cucumbers for best noodle results.

* When using conventional cucumbers, make sure to peel off the skin before eating to avoid consuming the toxic wax coating.
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