The main ingredients of this cucumber, ginger and mint lemonade can help the body effectively, since they have an anti-inflammatory effect and contribute to the proper functioning of the intestine, they can also help you reduce inflammation of the belly and eliminate fat, ideal for when you have flatulence problems.

To make this delicious lemonade we will use the benefits of lemon as the main ingredient, ideal for achieving a flat stomach but also to reduce inflammation of the abdomen , since many women, despite being thin, have a bulging abdomen , many times the product of gas and stress. , with this drink you can get a good result. Know the recipe below.

How to make a cucumber lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters of water
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 10 spearmint leaves

Instructions:

In 2 liters of water add 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 1 lemon thinly sliced; 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger and about 10 mint leaves. Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, in the morning you will have a really refreshing cold drink that has been shown to help maintain a flat stomach . Take the two liters during the day preferably without food.

Cucumber, lemon, ginger and water to reduce inflammation of the belly

Know what are the benefits of each of the ingredients in this more than healthy comb lemonade, and what you can add to any plan and routine to lose weight. It can also be used as a drink to accompany an alkaline diet or any type of reducing diet .

Ginger is anti-inflammatory

One of the most predominant ingredients in fresh ginger is the bitter substance gingerol. When ginger is dried and stored, some of the gingerol quickly turns into substances called shogaols. Research suggests that these chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, although they also have an effect on the nervous system. In addition, it is used as a treatment for indigestion and motion sickness (travel sickness).

The cucumber

The cucumber fruit has digestive properties , so its consumption is highly recommended to treat cases of constipation, irregular digestion or digestive disorders in general.
Cucumber is highly diuretic, since it stimulates the elimination of accumulated fluids in the body. Due to this, its use is recommended to treat cases of urinary tract infections, cystitis and nephritis that usually inflame the belly.

Mint

The Mint is one of the best herbs that aids digestion and helps to remove gases and flatulence at the same time relieving heartburn, discomfort and nausea.

The lemon

The richness of aromas of this fruit, stimulates the production of saliva and ascorbic acid contributes to increase stomach acids and the production of the hormone pepsin. Thus, on the one hand, it awakens the appetite in case of lack of appetite and, on the other hand, it helps digestion. The greater increase in hydrochloric acid helps to break down food better and pepsin has proteolytic properties, that is, it helps to digest proteins better. All this favors digestion and avoids other secondary problems such as the feeling of “fullness” or the appearance of gases.

Also, the lemon helps to “dissolve fats” , which has been taking advantage of as a good resource in weight loss diets. We must not forget that this fruit is very rich in components with slimming properties. Among these we have its richness in caffeine, a metabolic stimulant, its richness in fibers, especially pectin, which helps reduce fat absorption.

It is essential that you also practice a healthy diet, leaving processed foods, dairy, flour and sugars, bad food combinations and foods cooked with burned oils.

How do you drink cucumber lemonade?

You can drink this lemonade as if it were a tonic that you can drink throughout the day. Ideally, you can consume the lemonade at the end of the intake of a key meal, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can also add the consumption of warm water with lemon in the morning, as the first drink of the day. It is recommended that you can consume this drink fresh, and if possible be able to prepare it in the day, to have more valid the properties of its ingredients and obtain better results.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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