Cucumber Water

Cucumber water

Another healthy water to try is cucumber water.  If lemon water is too acidic for you, or bothers your teeth, or even if you want the health benefits of cucumber, drinking cucumber water as part of your detox plan is a perfect choice.

In addition to the hydration of water, which aids the kidneys in flushing out toxins, cucumbers have a number of healthy nutrients and antioxidants, including: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A, B vitamins, and vitamin K.  Health benefits include lower blood pressure, as support for your bones, tissue and skin. 

Antioxidants help prevent cell damage.  While we are still studying their many benefits, a study in 2012 found that the dietary flavonoid fisetin found in cucumbers may be able to slow the progression of prostate cancer.  

It's another tasty way to get the water you need, and the added nutrients are a bonus.