7 Days - 7 Kilos Less (The Cucumber Diet)

Because of their richness in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, cucumber is one of the most nutritious and healthiest vegetables. It is a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium and vitamins C, E and B. Thus. Cucumber has the ability to detoxify the body, stimulate it, cleanse the colon and digestive tract and eliminate excess fluids. Aside from its health benefits, cucumber is also excellent for the skin. Today we introduce you a cucumber diet that has been proven to be very effective.

The proposed diet lasts 7 days and you will be consuming cucumber in salad and smoothie but you will also be allowed to eat other healthy and nutritious foods. This diet will help you lose 3 kg in 7 only. We advise you to accompany this regime by sporting exercises to obtain satisfactory results.

Here is an example of the daily menu of the famous cucumber diet:
  • Breakfast: two hard boiled eggs, a cucumber salad and a slice of wholemeal bread or to the sound
  • Snack: a large apple, 5 plums or a medium fish
  • Lunch: a slice of whole grilled bread, a salad of cucumber, grilled chicken or a filet of fish in the oven
  • Dinner: a vegetable soup
Discover how to prepare cucumber salad

Ingredients:
  • 400 g of cucumbers
  • 200 ml plain yoghurt (preferably goat's milk)
  • 1 new onion
  • A pinch of salt
Preparation:

Peel the cucumbers and cut into small pieces, season with salt and pepper if desired. Add yogurt and finely chopped onion. Mix carefully, your salad is ready to serve!

Discover how to prepare the cucumber smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 1 apple
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 peeled cucumber
  • A little fresh ginger
Preparation:

Wash all ingredients thoroughly in a blender except ginger. Mix thoroughly, then add the ginger and mix again.

This smoothie can be served in a large glass that you will decorate with some dried crushed fruits. This drink is rich in vitamins and minerals and will bring you vitamins K, A, B, E, C as well as iron, calcium and fiber. To keep all of its nutrients, it is recommended to drink it immediately.

The Benefits of Cucumber

Very nutritious, cucumber is good for health and it is an excellent ally for weight loss. This vegetable is rich in nutrients and contains vitamins C, A, K, iron, copper, magnesium and calcium, all of which are essential for the proper functioning of the body.

Cucumber has nourishing and moisturizing properties, which make it an excellent ingredient for natural beauty recipes. It can be used as a mask to purify, tone and lighten the skin, but also to reduce dark circles and puffiness.

In addition, the cucumber is very rich in fiber and it has a low caloric intake and this is where its slimming properties reside.

This vegetable is composed of almost 95% water and is indeed very low in calories (19 calories only for 100 g). It also contains large amounts of dietary fiber that facilitates intestinal transit as well as digestion (excellent for treating constipation), and that provide a long lasting sensation of satiety, and this will prevent you from snacking during the day.

Let's not forget that cucumber is also considered to be an excellent natural diuretic that helps eliminate excess fluid in the body and evacuate toxins and accumulated waste. The regular consumption of this vegetable thus makes it possible to detoxify and to purify the organism.

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