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Cucumber Diet: How It Helps Burn Fat?

By Sheetal Tewari

Juicy, crunchy cucumbers don't just make refreshing summer meals; they are also exceptionally low in calories (just 16 per cup). And are a powerhouse of Vitamin C that keeps your skin glowing and healthy. What more!! They also have 95% water content!!

So, cucumbers aren't merely for munching as your favorite salad; cucumber diet is the secret to that slim, healthy body that you have always been jealous of!! It is an effective and healthy way to cleanse your body from deep inside and lose weight. Being rich in dietary fibre, cucumbers fill up your stomach and are perfect as a great diet food. Now you know why those skinny celebrities survived only on cucumbers!!

Lose Weight With Cucumber

  • Cucumbers are rich in water content, almost 95%, and dietary fibres, which are most effective in cleansing the body of harmful toxins released by the digestive system. Thus they promote better digestion.

  • Moreover, they are exceptionally low in calories, which make them an essential food for weight loss diet. When you eat less calorie content throughout the day, based on cucumber diet, you tend to cut down on your body fat more efficiently and lose weight fast. Worry not!! You will not starve to death when you are on a wholesome ‘cukes' diet!!
  • When you make a healthy and nutritious cucumber salad with sour cream and oil, it will keep you feeling full for about two to three hours.This way, the healthy diet also facilitates losing weight and getting that slim figure that you always desired. With little appetite and your stomach feeling full for long, you will be less prone to eat frequently. Thus, your total calorie intake for the day further trims down, making you lose body fat faster.
  • A cucumber diet, with ample physical exercises along with a healthy lifestyle, is the key mantra to burn fats. No crash diets, no starving; even you can be the proud owner of beautiful, healthy body that you always dreamed of. Slimming can now be as cool as a cucumber!!
  • Benefits of a Cucumber Diet

    Cucumber comes with innumerable health benefits; the most significant one being that it aids in losing weight and slimming down more effectively.

    • As it contains 95% of water and 5% dietary fibres, it thoroughly cleanses the body and frees it from harmful toxins that hinder your digestive system. This way, it promotes better digestion, which in turn speeds up metabolism. Another key feature of the cucumber diet is that it aids in cooling the body, keeps you feeling refreshed and relaxed all day long.

  • Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B, a diet based on cucumbers can also give you radiant glowing skin, and clear visibility.
    • Cucumbers make tasty and filling salads that can keep you going all along the day. Mix 2 lbs of cucumbers with a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of herbs such as oregano, parsley and dill, and olive oil to make a delicious salad for your cucumber diet. Besides the health benefits of cucumbers, the herbs are rich in vitamins and minerals that provide essential nourishment to the body. Follow the diet for 3 days and you can expect weight loss of about 2 kg. It works as a fantastic natural skin care product, which can instantly brighten up your skin and eyes. Here's an idea for a standard cucumber diet.

    The Cucumber Diet

    For breakfast: 1 bowl of cucumber salad, 1 cup of tea, and a toast of wheat bread with jam

    For lunch: Egg toast or chicken breast with bread, a bowl of cucumber salad

    For dinner: Only salad

    This is standard format for the cucumber diet. You can always introduce your own alternatives but keep the calorie count constant.

    Read more about: diet weight loss health
    Story first published: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 6:30 [IST]
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