Eating 1 pound of cucumbers each day, you absorb 1.9 liters of water, but at the same time you do not feel hunger. Thanks to fiber, the intestine is regenerated and the bowels work better and the water-salt balance is regulated, which is very important for people with excess weight.
All this contributes to the restoration of metabolism, the violation of which immediately leads to the appearance of extra pounds. Cucumbers also contribute to the improvement and cleansing of the skin of the face, so they are often used as a basis for cleansing and whitening cosmetic lotions and masks. They are also known as a natural diuretic.
There are several options for a cucumber diet. Their general requirement is the use of, ideally, no less than 2 pounds of cucumbers a day. And the main dish is a salad.
For its preparation, cut 1 pound of cucumbers and season them with low-fat sour cream or olive oil. n the salad, you can add fresh dill, parsley or green onions. Try not to dress the salad, it is better to give it an acidic taste, using lemon juice.
Cucumbers and green onions contain vitamins A, B, C and PP, iron and even potassium, calcium and iodine, which will help make your body healthier. Parsley also contains vitamins A, C and is a good source of copper, iron and manganese.
As an option, you can add tomatoes, since they, like cucumbers ( the same average cucumber of about 40 calories) contain a low number of calories. You can even add lean meat – best of which would be white chicken or beef.
Breakfast. A slice of bread from wholemeal flour spread a little oil or jam, black tea or coffee.
The second breakfast (about 11 a.m.). Cucumber salad.
Dinner. One boiled chicken egg, a slice of rye bread and 50 gr. stewed or boiled low-fat meat (chicken breast).
Snack (about 3 p.m.). Cucumber salad.
Snack. One big apple, a banana or a pear.
Dinner. Cucumber salad.
Throughout the day, you can drink mineral water or green and herbal tea without sugar, depending on your preferences.
This is a great cleansing diet, but you should not use it for more than 3 days, because your daily menu does not provide a full-fledged supply of all the necessary nutritional components. Therefore, if you want to increase the duration of this program – you need to seek advice from a dietician.
Cucumber diet can also be beneficial to your face. Cut the cucumber into rings and place them on the skin of the face (also you can put rings on eyelids) and relax for 15-20 minutes. This will allow you to remove fatigue and make your skin more fresh.