Cucumbers are a common type of vegetable for our area. This type of product is actively added to vegetable salads, but the whole range of nutrients is not completely known to anyone. Let's try to consider the benefits and harms of cucumber juice, and where it can be used in addition to cooking.
Cucumbers are ninety-five percent composed of structured water. Thanks to the chemical composition of this water, the product has unique healing properties that are simply necessary for the functioning and health of the body. Structured water optimizes the functionality of the whole organism, positively affecting all systems and organs. This effect is incomparable with any chemical compound.
The world famous scientist and nutritionist Paul Bragg said that cucumber juice effectively dissolves poisons that accumulate in the body for various reasons.
Over the entire history of monitoring the effect of cucumber juice on the human body, it was noted that with prolonged use, the stones completely dissolved in the gallbladder (the patient drank at least half a liter of the healing drink daily).
The composition of the cucumber drink contains a wide range of useful and nutrients, and it does not matter that the concentration of these substances is low. The product contains vitamins H, PP, E, C, A, group B, as well as macro- and microelements: chlorine, sodium, potassium, magnesium, silicon, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, sulfur. Another advantage of the product is the presence of essential oils and tartronic acid. The main benefits of cucumber juice are appreciated in medicine and nutrition, as it has incredible health and rejuvenating properties.
Most often, a drink from fresh cucumber is used in cosmetology, it is added to masks, scrubs, creams, tonics, etc.
This product also helps maintain perfect skin condition, it has a positive effect on internal organs. It maintains a balance of acids and alkalis in the body - an indispensable action for the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
In the presence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system, there is a complete imbalance in the amount of sodium and potassium in the body. Cucumber juice, in turn, removes excess sodium, as it has a light diuretic effect.
If you use cucumber in tandem with juice of spinach, carrots, lettuce, hair growth improves, it is a prevention of rheumatism, it does not allow the accumulation of uric acid.
This product is recommended for use by people with high or low blood pressure. It also effectively restores memory, the state of the central nervous system and helps with coronary artery disease.
The product can be consumed in its pure form, or it can be combined with the most unpredictable juices from vegetables, fruits, and even root crops (with apple, grapefruit, garlic, onion, tomato, etc.). All juices should be freshly squeezed and combined with cucumber in a ratio of 20/1 (twenty parts of cucumber juice and one part of any other juice).
A drink from fresh cucumber has antimicrobial properties, therefore, it is often used to treat skin ulcers and suppurating wounds.
Cucumber juice is actively used in areas such as:
- disease prevention.
The product contains a large amount of potassium, which, undoubtedly, has a positive effect on the state of the cardiovascular system. Despite the fact that the product consists mainly of water, it is a prevention of puffiness.
The high fiber content relieves constipation and normalizes intestinal motility. Also cleans blood vessels from accumulated cholesterol.
The effect of cucumber on the skin
What is the use of cucumber juice for the face? The product has tonic, moisturizing, whitening, cleansing properties. This cosmetic component is suitable for the care of all existing skin types, it is important to combine it correctly with the rest of the components.
Slimming Cucumber Juice
The benefit of cucumber juice for the body is also its low calorie content.
|Calorie content||Sixteen kilocalories per hundred grams of product|
The product enriches the body with fiber, therefore, appetite is suppressed. Tartronic acid has a positive effect on lipid metabolism, and activates the conversion of fat cells into energy, therefore, the process of losing weight. The product cleanses the body of toxins, cholesterol, toxins, replenishes the water level in the cells, helps to “flush” the urinary tract.
Contraindications and harm cucumber juice
This product, in addition to its nutritional and beneficial properties, also has contraindications. It is advisable to refuse cucumber juice if there are problems with the gastrointestinal tract (increased acidity, stomach and duodenal ulcers), during lactation, if there are diseases that are accompanied by alkalization of the body. It must be remembered that the addition of cucumber juice to the diet should be seasonal. Vegetables grown out of season can harm the body, as they may contain pesticides and other chemicals. Persons with an abnormality of the urinary tract and intestines can feel the harm of cucumber juice, since the product has a mild diuretic and laxative effect.
Cucumber juice at home
To make cucumber juice at home, you will need cucumbers grown on the open ground, without the addition of growth stimulants and other chemical fertilizers. Before preparing a cucumber healthy drink, the vegetables must be thoroughly washed. Washed fruits can be chopped in a blender or passed through a juicer. If a juicer is used, then the liquid does not need to be filtered. In case a blender is used, you need to take gauze and separate the cake and seeds from the liquid. In order to give the drink a pleasant taste, it can be combined with carrot juice. Carrot and cucumber juice has a pleasant sweetish taste, and an incredible range of nutrients.
How to drink a drink? The resulting drink should be consumed twice a day for half a glass. If the body normally responds to the product, the dosage can be increased to two glasses per day. For the best effect, you need to make a drink immediately before drinking, but if this is not possible, you can make frozen cucumber juice. How to do? The finished drink must be poured into ice molds and put in the freezer. This product can be used to add to a variety of tonic drinks, as anti-aging ice for face and body. You can store the product in the freezer for no more than thirty-six hours, otherwise, all useful substances will die, and an allergic reaction may occur.
Winter preservation recipes
There are various recipes for preservation for the winter using cucumber juice, including:
"Cucumbers in cucumber juice" - to make a seafood at home, you need two kilograms of fresh cucumbers, 1.3 liters of freshly squeezed cucumber drink, fifty grams of sugar, fifty grams of salt, five grams of citric acid, or replace citric acid with one hundred grams of flavored vinegar. Pour boiling water over cucumbers twice, alternating with ice baths. Tamp the vegetables in a jar (tightly). Put cucumber juice on the fire, add salt and sugar to it. Three times pour cucumbers in a jar of boiling juice. Before the last time, add citric acid to the cucumber marinade, pour and roll tightly.
"Tomatoes in cucumber juice" - for cooking you will need two kilograms of small sized tomato, you can use the sort of "cream". And also one and a half liters of freshly squeezed cucumber juice, fifty grams of salt and sugar, one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablet of ascorbic acid per one liter of seaming. Wash the tomatoes thoroughly, add boiling water twice and drain the water. Put the cucumber juice on the fire, bring it to a boil. While he is boiling in a jar of tomatoes, you need to pour salt, sugar, pour vinegar and throw ascorbic acid into it. Pour the tomatoes with boiling water, roll them up tightly, put on the floor in an inverted form. Banks with a sunset for the winter should be wrapped in a warm blanket and left at least for the night.
The benefits of cucumber juice are simply incredible, but you only need to use it exclusively in season: June-September. Be healthy and beautiful.