Most people often have trouble drinking the recommended daily eight glasses of water. I had this discussion with my friend last week on this important topic which is my motivating reason for writing this piece.
We argued on the need to drink properly everyday for healthy hydration of the body. She said to me...
"Blessing, I drink quite well but I can't guarantee that I drink up to 8 glasses of water a day! At times I find it so hard to drink a lot of water".
Well, this last statement prompted me blog on how to add flavor to water without artificial flavorings. This type of drink is very special in the sense that it is calorie-free and super refreshing! Before I showcase the easiest tip, let me briefly identify the health benefits of lemon and cucumber.
Health benefits of lemon
The health benefits of lemons are as a result of their high content of vitamins such as vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, flavonoids, potassium and dietary fibre. Lemons contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties which are capable of treating indigestion, constipation, fever, diabetes, treatment of throat infections, treatment of dental problems, skin infection treatment and high blood pressure when used in the right way.
Due to the therapeutic ability of lemons, they are capable of strengthening our immune system, purifying the blood and cleansing our stomach from acids and impurities.
Lemon juice has innumerable health benefits and is very helpful in lowering body temperature and treating kidney stones.
Health benefits of Cucumber
Soothes our muscles and joints to relieve pains.
Helps our body to fight heat.
Helpful in flushing out toxins and waste products from our body.
Cucumbers are rich sources of water, fluoride, vitamin C, vitamin K, phosphorous, minerals, magnesium and potassium.
Cucumber helps to reduce the level of uric acid present in our system hence they are good for the kidneys.
Cucumber keeps us hydrated.
The presence of sterols in cucumber reduces the cholesterol level thereby aiding in weight loss.
Minimizes cancer attack and also helps in food digestion.
Health benefits of cucumber and lemon water
Cucumber and lemon are alkaline food and their water are very helpful in alkalizing our body thereby making it very difficult for diseases to survive.
The presence of silica, phytonutrients, Vitamin C and antioxidants in Lemon and Cucumber Water are very helpful in flushing out toxins from our body in the form of skin blemishes and spots.
Anti-oxidants and Vitamin C boost our immune system thereby helping to fight free radicals.
Cucumber and lemon water helps in food digestion and also boosts our energy levels.
Cucumber and lemon water are very good for stimulating and purifying the liver.