WEIGT LOSS: HOW YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT FROM EATING CUCUMBER
The simple rule of weight loss is creating a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories than what you are burning. Cucumber is a food that is low in calorie and can help create calorie deficit. A cucumber diet is touted to help you lose up to 7 kilos in 15 days. Half a cup of sliced cucumber contains only 8 calories but 1.9 grams of carbohydrates, 0.3 grams of fibre, and 0.3 grams of proteins.
Cucumbers have high water content and also have a generous amount of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, manganese and other properties that can aid weight loss. Supplemented by protein sources this diet promises to cut belly flab and the extra weight faster by simply substituting most of your vegetables and fruit sources in your daily diet with cucumbers.
Eating just one cucumber a day can be great! It mostly contains water. So, even if you were to eat more than one, it won’t cause any harm. In fact, it will keep you full and help you avoid reaching out for any junk food. Simply said, whenever you are hungry, you should make it a rule to snack on a cucumber. By solely depending on cucumbers, you eliminate other sources of calories from your diet, helping you make the most of this vegetable.
Below are the benefits of cucumber with regards to weight loss:
It is a low calorie food
Cucumber has zero fat, low-calories, making it an excellent snack for people looking to lose weight. So toss some cucumbers in salads or eat them as it is and add a dash of lemon juice, salt and black pepper to stimulate weight loss.
It eases constipation
Indigestion and constipation can add to bloating up. Fortunately, cucumber comes to your rescue; thanks to its fibre and water content. A diet rich in cucumber will promote a clean gut that’s free from constipation.
It acts as a detoxifying agent
To alleviate the bloated look around your stomach, the body needs to continuously flush out toxins. The cucumber seeds act as diuretic that help pass urine and flush out excess water and toxins. This can help reduce bloating and tighten your stomach muscles.
It has negligible sugar
Sugar, in any form, tends to up the risk of obesity, which is why it is generally suggested to avoid it. Cucumber has negligible amount of sugar that will help you lose weight effectively.
Some other health benefit of cucumber includes the following:
- It prevents dehydration and constipation.
- It has anti-diabetic effect
- It lowers lipid and anti-oxidant activities
- It has a detoxifying and cleansing effect on the overall health
- It provides sufficient amount of essential nutrients including vitamins C and K