Cucumber and tomato salads can stimulate weight loss. Both of them are diuretic i.e. they increase production of urine and have high water content. This helps the body to get rid of excess accumulated toxins and stimulate its natural process.
Below mentioned are some of the useful features of cucumber and tomato salad that helps to lose weight:
High water content
The main factor that makes cucumber and tomato ‘food for weight loss’ is that they give a longer feeling of fullness. As a result, the person eats less. According to the Centre for Disease Control, a water content of food influence how full the person feels.
High fiber content
Another way through which tomato and cucumber salad contribute to the feeling of being ‘full’ is through their high fiber content. They provide high volume but low calories in the ratio of their weight, they take a longer time to digest and keep you away from consuming more calories. According to the Centre for Disease Control- dietary fiber is extremely effective for weight loss.
High nutrition level
Tomatoes are extremely effective at burning extra fat. They help to reduce inflammation and reverse leptin resistance. As a result, you can easily get rid of excess weight. Tomatoes are a rich source of folic acid, potassium, little protein, Vitamin A, C, and E. It is for this reason that tomatoes are used in almost all the Fat Resistance Diet.
Cucumbers are great food for metabolism as well as weight loss. They are quite satisfying and low in calories.
Low energy density
An effective way to lose weight is to consume food that is low in ‘energy density’. According to the Mayo Clinic food that has high volume and low energy density is good for weight loss. Cucumber and tomato have high volume yet low energy density.
Low in carbohydrates
Combination of cucumber and tomatoes in a salad is perfect low carb- diet. This is because both of them are low in carbohydrates. According to the University of Illinois Extension, one cup of tomatoes has only 5.3 g and 12 unpeeled cucumber slices have 2 g of carbohydrates.
Here is how you can lose weight by eating cucumber and tomato salad
Replace your high-calorie food such as cheese, crackers, and chips with cucumber and tomato salad. You can either eat tomato and cucumber salad before your meal or between the meals to get benefited by its fiber content.
Flushes out toxins
All that water in cucumber acts as a virtual broom, sweeping waste products out of your system. With regular use, cucumber is also known to dissolve kidney stones.
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