Cucumber diet: pros and cons

Cucumber diet: pros and cons
 Nutritionists refer to the number of vegetables cucumber "healers." Indeed, juicy green flesh is extremely rich in nutrients. In cucumber contains a large number of vitamins B, C, PP, mineral salts, iodine, potassium, zinc, iron, folic acid, fiber. Due to its chemical composition, this vegetable cleanses the body from toxins, normalizes metabolism and improves skin elasticity. However, spending cucumber fasting days with great care.
 Cucumber diet is popular and has a number of advantages. Firstly, it requires a large financial cost. Cucumber - a common and inexpensive product. In season, this vegetable can be purchased from local producers or collect on their own garden, without fearing for its quality. Secondly, this diet is a short-term - up to a week. And finally, the result of cucumber "unloading" is noticeable in the second or third day. During this time, the body can get rid of the 1-2 extra pounds. Total diet can lose more than 5 kg.

Disadvantages cucumber diet is rooted in the nutritional value of green vegetables. 95% consists of water. During the day a man who ate only cucumbers, gets plenty of fluids. With the sharp increase in the volume of water is difficult to handle the urinary system, especially if the kidneys are not perfectly healthy. People suffering from pyelonephritis, cystitis, kidney failure, you can not use this diet.

Fresh cucumbers are quickly absorbed and improve digestion, increasing the acidity of gastric juice. Healthy people at the same time feel excessive appetite. Other unpleasant consequences may be temporary indigestion. Chronically ill may well get an exacerbation of gastritis or ulcers.

Like any other mono-diet, cucumber does not provide adequate nutrition. Its main component is practically no protein. Therefore, cucumber fasting days can not be combined with intense physical exercise and sports training. Otherwise, a great risk of loss of muscle mass and muscle atrophy. Low calorie monodiets also adversely affects the memory, the ability to focus and control emotions.

Smooth out the shortcomings of dietary menu by typing in a small amount of animal protein. The expansion of the diet did not reduce the rate of weight loss, but will fill the body of vital energy.

Basis sparing monodiets are 1, 5-2 kg of fresh cucumbers that are used daily in kind and as part of salads and soups. For breakfast is recommended to eat 1-2 medium cucumber with a small piece of bread from wheat flour. Lunch should consist of light vegetable soup (cucumber, radishes, carrots) or a small amount of boiled meat (fish) with a salad garnish (cucumber, radishes, greens, cabbage). Same salad, but more can be 1-2 times for lunch, abandoning protein products. Afternoon tea are apples, citrus (orange, tangerine) or pears. Daily dinner of salad greens with cucumbers, seasoned refined vegetable oil. Diversify the evening meal can be 20 grams of cheese or 100 g of boiled rice. 2 hours before sleep is necessary to eat a cucumber without salt.

Balanced version cucumber diet allows full use of its advantages. For a week the intestines freed from a significant number of toxins due to the continuous passage therethrough of fiber. Skin cleansed and become more elastic, because cucumber juice improves metabolism and fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.

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