A refreshing drink with health benefits…

Cucumber Water

I love water, but it gets boring so I like to “spice” it up a little by adding some produce. Cucumber and mint are a great addition for a surprisingly refreshing, delicious and healthy way to hydrate.

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.

I simply chop up some cucumber and mint, put it in a pitcher of water and let it sit over night. Add some lemon if you want a little boost in flavor and some more detoxifying and energizing elements.

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