When the weather is crazy hot, like these days, and when I do not feel like drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, which I never feel like doing, the best way to change it is LEMON, or LEMON and CUCUMBER WATER.
My husband makes fun of me drinking water with cucumbers in it, but he says if that makes me to drink more water and keeps my headaches away… well… “suit yourself, honey” 🙂 (two things he hates dearly: lemon and cucumber!!!)
Yesterday I added a few raspberries to my jar and the water was even better.
The water is so refreshing I want to drink it all the time.
This water does not only taste great but it is very good for you, too.
Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid, two antioxidant nutrients that can help protect the skin from sun damage. Vitamin C boosts collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin looking vibrant while caffeic acid protects skin cells from UV radiation. Cucumbers also have natural anti-inflammatory properties and help to prevent water retention. Cucumbers also contain silica, an essential component of healthy connective tissue.
Lemon water suppose to help you to kick the coffee habit, but I am not really fond about it, as I DO LOVE COFFEE and do not plan to stop drinking it anytime soon 🙂 Although, I have noticed that drinking it I do not feel tired at all during the day.
Lemon water helps boost immune system and control blood pressure. It balanced pH in our bodies, helps with weight loss (helps fight hunger cravings), clears the skin. There is many more benefits of lemon water…
My recipe is very strong in lemon flavor, and only slightly cucumber-ish.
3 quarts water
1/2 English cucumber
10 raspberries (optional)
Wash lemons and cucumber. Slice one lemon and the cucumber. Put them in a container with water. Squeeze the juice from the second lemon and mix it with water.
If you use more fruits you can smash half of them to release the juice and put the purée in the water altogether with the non-smashed fruits. Mix it well.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.
There is a tremendous amount of recipes for this water on Internet. Some are with mint. Some are with lemon zest. Some are with cucumbers without peels. Some with natural sweeteners… etc.
For me this one works the best. Has the right amount of lemon and cucumber flavor.
I hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friends.
- 5 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water (eatdrinkthrive.wordpress.com)
- ~Spa Inspired Cucumber Water~ W (theclassyitgirl.wordpress.com)
- Health benefits of lemon water (naturalhealthezine.com)