Cucumber Benefits

 

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Cucumber Benefits 

Cucumbers are often named a super food as they are one of the best foods for your overall health.

You can easily use cucumbers for all sorts of meals by blending them into a fresh organic green drink or cutting them up into a salad or soup. They are one of the most alkalizing of all fruit full of nutrients and extremely water dense.

1- Cucumber hydrates the  body
Cucumbers are 98 percent water. If you don’t like drinking water eat a cucumber as it will compensate your lack of water.

2- Cucumber relieves heartburn and sunburn. 
Eating cucumber will get your body relief from heartburn. You can also apply cucumber on your skin and you will get relief from sunburn.

3- Cucumber eliminates toxins
All that water in cucumber acts as a virtual broom, sweeping waste products out of your body. With regular eating, cucumber is known to dissolve kidney stones.

4- Cucumber is full of essential vitamins
Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. A B and C, which supports your immune system keep you glowing and gives you energy. Make it more nutrient dense by juicing cucumber with spinach and kale. Don’t forget to leave the skin on because it contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 12 percent of the daily recommended allowance.

5- Cucumber is great for the skin
Cucumber is high in potassium, magnesium and silicon. That is why spas use cucumber based treatments.

6- Cucumber aids in digestion and weight loss
Due to its high water and low calorie content, cucumber is an ideal source for people who are looking for weight loss. Use cucumbers in your smoothies and salads. Chewing cucumber gives your jaws a good workout and the fiber in it is great for digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as an aid for constipation.

7- Cucumber revives the eyes
Believe it or nit placing a chilled slice of cucumber over puffy eyes really can help reduce under-eye bags and puffiness due to its anti inflammatory properties.

8- Cucumber fights cancers
Cucumber is known to contain secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol and pinoresinol. The three lignans have a strong connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including ovarian, breast, prostate and uterine cancer.

9- Cucumber cures diabetes, reduces cholesterol and controls blood pressure
Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which is widely spread to be beneficial to diabetic patients. Researchers have found that a compound called sterols in cucumbers can help decrease levels of cholesterol. Cucumbers contain a lot of fiber, potassium and magnesium. These nutrients work effectively for regulating blood pressure. That is why cucumber is good for treating both high blood pressure and low blood pressure.

10- Cucumber is good for your gums and mouth
Cucumber juice heals and refreshes diseased gums. Get a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for a half minute, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing unpleasant breath.

11- Cucumber smooths hair and nails
The wonder mineral Silica in cucumber makes your hair and nails shinier and stronger. The sulfur and silica in cucumbers help to stimulate your hair growth.

12- Cucumber promotes joint health, relieves arthritis and gout pain
As cucumber is an excellent source of silica it promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. When mixed with carrot juice, cucumber can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering levels of the uric acid.

13- Cucumber cures hangover
To avoid a morning headache or hangover you can eat a few cucumber slices before going to sleep. Cucumbers contain enough B vitamins, sugar and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients and reducing the severity of both hangover and headache.

14- Cucumber for kidney health
Cucumber lowers uric acid levels in your body and though keeping the kidneys healthy.

15- Cucumber is the number 1 alkalizing fruit
Cucumber is high in potassium, magnesium and silicon which are alkalizing minerals making them number 1 in alkalizing the alimentary canal, blood and tissues.

Eat up and reap the benefits

Vegie Girl

 

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