Know how cucumber and tomato salad can help you lose weight

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 18, 2017

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  • Cucumber and tomato give longer feeling of fullness.
  • You can replace your high-calorie food such as cheese, crackers and chips with cucumber and tomato salad.
  • Tomatoes are extremely effective at burning extra fat.

Cucumber and tomato salad can help lose weight

Cucumber and tomato salads can stimulate weight loss. Both of them are diuretic and have high water content. This helps 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 longer feeling of fullness. As a result person eats less. According to the Centre of Disease Control,  water content of food influence how full the person feels.

High fibre content

Another way through which tomato and cucumber salad contribute to feeling of being ‘full’ is through their high fibre content. They provide high volume (low calories in ratio of their weight), take longer to digest and keep you away from consuming more calories. According to the Centre of Disease Control- dietary fibre are 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 rich source of folic acid, potassium, little protein, Vitamin A, C and E. It is for this reason that tomatoes are use 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 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 fibre content.

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  • Hayley Meyer03 Oct 2012

    as I read it, I was eating a tomato and cucumber salad, yay me

  • d.r.reang28 Nov 2011

    i have some stomach problem probubly because of colitis which was dignose few year ago,is the salad of mention above will effective in me?please reply

  • Ayodhyadasan(Ramaswami Sreenivaasan26 Nov 2011

    Good suggestion. Those who want to live longer and expect peace rather than the material facilities should seriously think of this.

  • ramesh challa25 Nov 2011

    Excellent and simple. It is economical too. If the feeling of full is longer, cravings for food would go down. very easy to follow this diet, in my opinion. thanks, ramesh challa

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