Cucumber juice diet: The four benefits of drinking green juice daily

You don’t have to go on a juice cleanse to reap the benefits of drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Cucumbers are extremely nutrient-rich and drinking the juice of two cucumbers daily could transform your health in a number of ways. reveals everything you need to know about the benefits of drinking cucumber juice, according to the author of bestseller Thyroid Healing and number-one New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods, Anthony William aka the Medical Medium (@medicalmedium) on Instagram).

Cucumber juice might not sound too appealing, but it’s a “highly alkalising and hydrating drink” that the Medical Medium recommends.

The natural juice is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, and potassium, so it can help to heal a number of health concerns.

All you need to do is wash and cut two large organic cucumbers, run them through a juicer and drink them on an empty stomach every single day.

If you don’t have a juicer, you can still blend your cucumbers and then strain them through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth or nut milk bag so you end up with just the juice to drink.

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Detox and hydrate

Cucumber juice has the ability to “cleanse and detox” the entire body.

On top of this, it has been found to help alleviate digestive problems such as gastritis, acidity, heartburn, indigestion, and ulcers, the Medical Medium says.

The site adds: “It is also an ideal way to properly hydrate the body since it contains beneficial electrolytes that have the ability to bring nutrients and hydration deep into the cells and tissues making it far more effective than water alone.”

However, Dr Lee said: “No one really knows what is meant by cleanse and detox. Some people claim various products detox and cleanse by stimulating the liver and kidney to remove toxins from the body – but there is no medical evidence that this is the case.

“Your body has a natural ability to cope with toxins and whether cucumber juice or any other substance activates this better than any other is not known.

“Cucumber is 96 percent water and only 10% of the UK population consumes the right amount of water every day! Foods that have a high water content such as cucumber will help improve hydration but it is debatable that cucumber juice does this any more effectively than water alone.”

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natural diuretic

When you think of diuretics, your mind probably jumps to ‘water pills’ which help you to get rid of salt and water in your body.

Ditch the pills and stick with cucumber juice, because the Medical Medium says cucumber juice is one of the best natural diuretics around.

He says on his site: “Cucumber juice aids in the excretion of wastes through the kidneys and helps to dissolve uric acid accumulations such as kidney and bladder stones.

“It also has the ability to help reduce oedema, bloating and swelling in the body.”

The effects of cucumber to reduce uric acid and dissolve kidney stones is based on ancient folklore rather than any scientific evidence, Dr. Lee said.

She explained: “Cucumber is high in sulphur and silica both of which have been reported to stimulate kidney function. However, sulphur can worsen kidney function in people with chronic kidney disease by lowering the glomerular filtration rate.

“Silica is a trace mineral obtained from the diet. This means the body only needs tiny amounts to function properly. The role of silica in the body has not been clearly established. Too much silica – although this is highly unlikely to occur from eating too Many cucumbers can result in silicosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and liver or kidney disease. The FDA only recommends a maximum intake of 10-30 g of silica per day. How much silica there might be in 12-20 oz of cucumber juice?

“Silica from the herb, horsetail has been found to act as a diuretic. However excess horsetail results in vitamin B1 deficiency.”


People often praise ‘anti-inflammatory diets’ for helping them beat specific disorders caused by inflammation, and cucumber juice is probably the easiest way to get started on an anti-inflammatory diet.

The Medical Medium site explains: “It also has wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits which can significantly benefit autoimmune and neurological disorders.”

The examples given on the site include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Depression, Shingles, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus, but anything inflammatory can benefit from regular intake of cucumber juice.

It’s certainly true that cucumbers are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, as well as containing high levels of flavonoids (antioxidants), triterpenes (also antioxidants), and lignans (plant estrogens), all of which have anti-inflammatory properties.

However, Dr Lee was unable to find much specific medical evidence that cucumber is beneficial for all of the conditions listed.


Got a fever? The Medical Medium recommends trying cucumber juice. He writes: “Cucumber juice is also an excellent remedy for bringing down a fever and the convalescence because it is very cooling to the body’s glands and organs.

“Twelve to twenty ounces of fresh cucumber juice on an empty stomach is recommended daily to help hydrate and recover the body.”

However, even though cucumber has been said to be antipyretic, Dr. Lee thinks this is based on folklore. She said: “Back in the 17th century, people believed cucumbers could lower a fever.”

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