20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

These 20 Health Benefits of Cucumber Water come with recipes, nutrition and calories in cucumber water, and more.

The printable recipes and the FAQ section will set you up for better health, and more cucumber water benefits right away.

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

Cucumber water is great for weight loss… but that’s not all!

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Thanks to the guide to cucumber water below, you’ll want to to drink this healthy detox drink everyday!

These 20 Health Benefits of Cucumber Water come with recipes, nutrition and calories in cucumber water, and more.

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

There are so many reasons to drink cucumber water… and so many ways to make it!

This article will guide you through the process, share yummy ingredients to add to your water, and show you all the wonderful reasons you should start drinking cucumber water today!

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

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Up next, what is cucumber water and how to make it…

What is Cucumber Water?

Also known as cucumber infused water or cucumber detox water, the basic cucumber water recipe is just two ingredients: Water and Cucumber.

But don’t let its simplicity fool you; cucumber infused water tastes great.

Special Tip: Cucumber water for weight loss is perfect to take with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat.

How to Make Cucumber Water:

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Make Cucumber Water

  1. Clean

    Clean, peel (or unpeeled depending on your preference) and cut the cucumber into 1/2 inch slices.

  2. Add

    Add the cucumber water ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

  3. Cover

    Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water. (Do not mix)

  4. Chill

    Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

  5. Serve

    Serve cold, with more cucumber sliced (if desired) for garnish.

Up next, 20 amazing health benefits of cucumber water….

Cucumber with Water Benefits

These health benefits are great for weight loss, overall health, hydration and more…

1. Reduces Bloat

There’s a reason that people place cucumbers on their eyes… because they reduce bloat! And they work the same way within the body as well. So drink up and shed bloat and water weight as you enjoy your cucumber water.

2. Encourages Weight Loss

Cucumber water is often found at gyms and spas, and for good reason. It promotes weight loss. Water naturally boosts fat burning, and cucumbers are low calorie.

3. Increases Hydration

It’s easy to stay hydrated, and to drink more water when you love the flavor. Cucumber water is super yummy, and will encourage you to drink more water. Which means you’ll be more hydrated! (Special Tip: See the “add-in” ingredients below for more yum my water combinations.)

4. Boosts Skin Health

Cucumber water helps reduce breakouts, reduce inflammation and (as we noted above) reduced bloat. Making your skin look luminous and clear. Cucumbers also have silica and antioxidants, both of which help prevent breakouts and clear up skin.

5. Lowers Blood Pressure

Among its many health benefits, cucumbers are a great source of vitamin B, rich in potassium and magnesium which helps to lower blood pressure.

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

6. Anti-inflammatory

Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called “fisetin”. Studies have shown that it can extend your life, and slow the signs of aging!

7. Boosts Metabolism

To start, water helps flush and detox your body, it keeps you feeling more full so you don’t eat as much, and even helps increase your metabolism. And as we noted above, adding cucumber to water makes it taste fantastic, so you’ll want to drink more.

8. Low in Calories

One cucumber is just 45 calories… for the entire cucumber! But with cucumber water you’re not actually eating the cucumbers, so you’re only ingesting about 1/3 of the calories!

9. Curbs Appetite

Cucumbers are low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them a great addition to your diet during weight loss because they’ll fill you up and help you feel more satisfied.

10. Naturally Cools You Off

Cucumbers are naturally cooling, and can help you “chill out” on a hot day, or during a hot flash! Pair them with some mint to really boost the chill factor and naturally cool your body from the inside, out.

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

11. Boosts Brain Health

Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called “fisetin” which studies have shown to help improve brain health.

12. Removes Toxins

Cucumber water is one of the original detox drinks, because it naturally detoxifies the body and removes toxins! Double down on the detoxing and add some cilantro to your detox water, it naturally removes heavy metals from the body!

13. Boosts Bone Health

With Vitamin K, silica and manganese, cucumbers are fantastic for bone health. And (as you’ll see below) cucumbers support healthy muscles, which protect your bones!

14. It’s Vegan + Gluten-Free + Keto

Cucumber water is great for all dietary needs and diets. On top of naturally burning fat, it’s great for all diets and is (unless you have an allergy) allergen free.

15. Helps you Drink More Water

Drinking more water is fantastic for your overall health… Not to mention it boosts weight loss, clears up your skin, hydrates your organs and feeds your cells. And when it tastes yummy, you’ll want to drink more of it! That’s where cucumber water comes in! P.S. don’t forget there are lots of yummy cucumber water recipes below!

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

16. Helps to Repair Muscles

It’s important to feed your muscles what they need before a workout… or just after climbing the stairs! Hydration is key, and cucumbers are 95% water, making them great for rehydrating your muscles. Plus, cucumbers contain silica, which is a trace mineral that’s necessary to keep connective tissue healthy.

17. It Travels Well

Have water bottle- will travel! You can cut cucumbers into thin sticks and add them to a water bottle (be sure to drink or pour out a little water first) and they are easily added to travel containers as well. Plus, you can keep adding more water to your bottle- leaving the cucumbers in – about 3 times before you need to replace the cucumbers.

18. May Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Among its many health benefits, cucumbers are a great source of vitamin B, rich in potassium and magnesium, and have even been known to fight cancer.

19. Makes you Feel Full

Cucumbers are low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them a great addition to your diet during weight loss because they’ll fill you up and help you feel more satisfied.

20. It’s Low Cost

Depending on where you live, cucumbers range between $0.50-$2.00 each. Making them a great, low cost addition to your water.

Up next, more fruits, herbs and such to add to your cucumber water…

More Ingredients to add to Cucumber Water

Cucumber water alone is delicious… But there are a number of ingredients you can add to it to boost flavor (and health benefits!)

Here are a few ingredients to add to your next batch of cucumber water (P.S. There are recipes below too!)

More Ingredients to Add to Cucumber Water:

  1. Lemon
  2. Mint
  3. Lime
  4. Cilantro
  5. Strawberries
  6. Rosemary
  7. Watermelon
  8. Blueberries
  9. Orange
  10. Raspberries

Up next, some amazing cucumber water recipes you’ll want to try right away….

Cucumber Water Recipes

Now that we’ve covered the 20 amazing benefits of cucumber water, let’s try a few!

Each of these recipes for cucumber water have printable recipe cards, and in many cases you’ll find more wonderful detox drinks to try out as well!

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

The 10 BEST Cucumber Water Recipes

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These 10 cucumber water recipes are great for your health, and your tastebuds!
With all the amazing health benefits of cucumber water (we shared 20 above!) you'll want to drink cucumber water everyday… and you can!
Special Tip: Each recipes has it's own printable recipe card! So be sure to click on the link and print it out!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 15 kcal

Instructions
 

  • To a carafe or pitcher, add all the fruit and herbs.
  • Use a muddler (or potato masher) to gently mash the fruit and herbs to release their flavors.
  • Add the water, mix together, and let marinate for 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Special Tips on Making Fruit Infused Water Recipes:

  • Use a Fruit Infused Water Pitcher to make these drinks! The canister in the center of the pitcher will hold the fruit and herbs submerged. This will intensify the flavor!
  • If you don't have a fruit infused pitcher, add 3 cups of ice to the top of the water. Do not mix, but instead add to the fridge. As the ice slowly melts it will keep the fruit submerged longer. This will intensify the flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 1literCalories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3.6gProtein: 0.7gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 54mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Detox Drink, drinks
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Up next, nutrition and calories in cucumber water… and below that a cucumber water FAQ!

Nutrition and Calories in Cucumber Water

This nutrition label is based off 1 liter of cucumber water… as a reminder this is for the cucumber infused water, it does not take into account eating the cucumber slices.

In the next section we will answer all your cucumber water questions…

Cucumber Water FAQ

What does cucumber in water do?

Drinking cucumber water everyday can help boost brain function, ward off cancer, strengthen muscles and bones, burn fat, reduce bloat and so much more!

How long can you leave cucumber in water?

You can leave cucumbers in water for 24 hours. After that wash out the water pitcher and start fresh with new cucumbers and fresh water

Is putting cucumbers in your water good for you?

Adding cucumbers to your water can help boost weight loss and improve overall health. Drinking cucumber water everyday can help boost brain function, ward off cancer, strengthen muscles and bones, burn fat, reduce bloat and so much more!

How much cucumber water should I drink daily?

Try to drink between 1-3 liters of cucumber water each day for maximum benefits.

What happens if you drink cucumber water everyday?

Drinking cucumber water everyday can help boost brain function, ward off cancer, strengthen muscles and bones, burn fat, reduce bloat and so much more!

Does cucumber water burn belly fat?

Cucumber water helps burn belly fat, boost metabolism, and it also helps reduce bloat… So you look thinner, faster. Try adding some lime or lemon with the cucumber to really boost belly weight loss.

What happens if you leave cucumber in water for too long?

If you leave cucumbers in water too long they can become soggy and might mold if you leave it in water too long. Be sure to change out the cucumbers every 24 hours to avoid soggy gross cucumber slices.

Is cucumber water better than lemon water?

Cucumber water helps reduce bloat, lemon water doesn’t do that (but it will boost metabolism). Try adding lemon AND cucumber to your water and really burn some fat!

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