Here's a peak on my plate today. Sliced cucumber with cajun seasoning. This is a quick snack that you can throw in your lunch bag before you head out the door. Just slice a cucumber into quarter sized pieces, sprinkle a little bit of cajun seasoning and you've got a great healthy snack. One regular sized cucumber is about 35 calories. So, you won't be packing on the calories, but the high water content of cucumbers will help to keep you cool and hydrated in the summer heat. Also, experiement with different seasoning to take your palet on an adventure. Just remember to use the low-sodium varieties of your choosing.
Cucumbers are cleansing. The water in the vegetable helps to act as a diurectic. They are also high in fiber. Fiber is essential to weight loss. Fiber helps to move waste through the digestive tract and aids in elimination. Cucumbers are also alkalinizing. They help to restore the proper pH level to the bloodstream. This is key as a highly acidic environment in the body leads to weight gain and a host of other potential conditions.
Cucumbers are a good stable to keep around. Especially when losing weight. You can eat them raw, in a salad, or place a few slices in your water for a yummy, super hydrating treat. Keep them on hand, and discover the possibilities during your weight loss journey.