As Friday approaches, all of us start getting into the weekend mood. While it may not be the same as we work from home, the weekend is still the time to unwind and relax and cheat on your diet if you are following one to stay fit or lose weight.
However, all these activities can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body, something that can be harmful to your overall health.
The food you eat, duration and time when you sleep, and the drinks you consume can affect the levels of toxins in your body.
Therefore, before you binge on food and beverages on the weekend, here is a detox drink that you must consume before to ensure your body stays healthy. You can consume this drink any day in the week, whenever you feel a little need to detox.
Cucumber and Tomato Detox Drink
Cucumber is one vegetable widely consumed all over India, especially in the summer season. Cucumber is rich in water content, which makes it an ideal summer food.
Cucumber is also rich in various antioxidants, which can help to reduce the free radical activity in the body.
Tomatoes, on the other hand, are actually a fruit used mostly as a vegetable. It is rich in vitamins and water and makes for a great ingredient for a detox drink.
Cucumber, tomatoes, and most other vegetables are also low in calories. Cucumber contains just 16 calories but can provide for 4 per cent of your daily requirement of potassium, 3 per cent of fibre, and 4 per cent of vitamin C.
Other nutrients in cucumber include vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. One cup of chopped tomatoes, on the other hand, contain only 32 calories, but are super rich in protein, potassium, fibre, and vitamins – especially vitamin A and C.
How to make the Cucumber and Tomato Detox Drink
To make the drink, chop cucumber into small pieces, and do the same with a tomato. Add them to a blender.
Add a few mint leaves to it as well. Mint has many health benefits and is also very refreshing. Blend the mix. Add salt if you wish, but it is recommended to avoid salt.
A healthy and balanced diet along with regular physical activity is key to losing weight and keeping the risk of diseases at bay.
However, it is absolutely okay to eat and drink your favourite foods, provided you do in moderation and follow healthy habits.