Cucumber is a green vegetable rich in many nutrients that are not only good for your skin but for your overall health and wellness too. Fresh cucumber juice, for instance, provides relief from heartburn, acid stomach, gastritis and ulcer. If drank on a daily basis, it can control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout. It will also benefit people suffering from lung, stomach and chest ailments. Cucumber contains healing properties good for diabetes, diseases of the teeth and gums, kidney, urinary bladder, liver and pancreas. And because it is rich in minerals, it prevents the splitting of your fingernails and toenails.
So treat yourself with fresh cucumber juice on this Sunday afternoon. Here’s the complete recipe from foodnetwork.
* 2 English cucumbers * 3/4 cup sugar * 2 cups water * Special equipment: cheesecloth
Peel the cucumbers, saving the peels. Grate cucumber flesh on a box grater. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. When sugar dissolves, add the grated cucumber and simmer until cucumber is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
In a blender, puree reserved cucumber peel and cucumber syrup until smooth. Line a strainer with cheese cloth over a bowl. Strain cucumber mixture. Gather cheesecloth in 1 hand to squeeze out all of the juice. Chill until cool, about 1 hour. Serve in glasses over ice.
Once you’re done, it will look something like this: