For Beauty, Health and Flavour

 - Oct 7, 2007
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Spotted at the hottest spots in Las Vegas was cucumber water. Glasses of ice cold h2o infused with the juice of the refreshingly cool vegetable, and garnished with skin-on slices are the chic way to chill. For ultra intensity, try using a slicer directly over the glass (or pitcher) to ensure any juice that runs off is contained inside. For an extra fragrance boost, use baby cucumbers for an ultra-intense flavour.

It's also a beauty booster! "Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber's high water content makes it naturally hydratingâ€"a must for glowing skin," according to WHFoods.

"Cucumbers are a very good source of the vitamins C and the mineral molybdenum. They are also a good source of vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium and contain the important mineral silica."

It also reduces blood pressure, reduces inflammation and Chinese medicine has recognized its cooling properties for centuries.

It's refreshing, it's not sweet, and it's not bland water. It's got a fresh, clean taste and has next to no calories. It's pure, there are no artificial flavors, but it's different than the usual lemon or lime.