Why You Should Eat Cucumbers Every Day.
The video below is going to explore the many health benefits of cucumbers.
Cucumbers come from the same plant family as squash, pumpkins and water melons. Like watermelons they are composed of 95% water. Which is why when you eat them on a hot day they will help you stay hydrated.
One of the interesting things about cucumbers is that they contain several unique polyphenols, which can reduce you risk for several diseases and much, much more.
So here are some of the many benefits of cucumbers.
Keeps you hydrated. If you are too busy to drink enough water, munch on the cool cucumber, which is 96 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate!
Fights heat, both inside and out.
Eat cucumber, and your body gets relief from heartburn.
Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn.
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 known to dissolve kidney stones.
Lavishes you with vitamins. A B and C, which boost immunity, give you energy, and keep you radiant. Give it more power by juicing cucumber with carrot and spinach.
Supplies skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon. That’s why cucumber-based treatments abound in spas.
Aids in weight loss. Enjoy cucumbers in your salads and soups. My favorite snack? Crunchy cucumber sticks with creamy low-fat yogurt dip.
Revives the eyes. Placing chilled slices of cucumber on the eyes is a clichéd beauty visual, but it really helps reduce under-eye bags and puffiness.
Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.3 They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.
Stabilizes blood pressure: Patients of blood pressure, both high and low, often find that eating cucumber brings relief.
Refreshes the mouth. Cucumber juice refreshes and heals diseased gums, leaving your mouth smelling good.
Helps digestion. Chewing cucumber gives the jaws a good workout, and the fiber in it is great for digestion.
Smooths hair and nails. Silica, the wonder mineral in cucumber makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier.
Soothes muscle and joint pain. All those vitamins and minerals in cucumber make it a powerful enemy of muscle and joint pain.
Keeps kidneys in shape. Cucumber lowers uric acid levels in your system, keeping the kidneys happy.
For even more benefits check out the video description.
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