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Monday, February 15, 2016

4 Health Benefits From Eating Cucumbers!

4 Health Benefits From Eating Cucumbers

Cucumbers are known as,one of the worlds healthiest vegetables. 

Did you know, due to their high water content, cucumbers are among some of the lowest calorie vegetables. They are also the top fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world. Cucumbers are most often enjoyed in their unripened state. (still green) 
When you wait until they are ripe and yellow, they are mushy and spongy, instead of firm and crispy. Which is lets face it, one of the biggest reasons we love them so much!

1) Cleanses And Beautifies Your Skin

Cucumbers hydrate the skin and provide the sulfur needed for the development of healthy skin cells, nails and hair growth.  They also cleanse your bloodstream of toxic waste. 
Because of their ability to hydrate your skin, Cucumbers are recommended for those who suffer from the dry itchiness of eczema, psoriasis and dermatosis. When applied directly onto the skin, cucumbers have been proven to be a highly effective beauty treatment.
For Best Results: 
A) Rub the inside of a cucumber directly on your skin.
B) Slice into thin rounds and place directly onto affected areas.

2) Constipation

Given their high water content(96%) and soluble fiber content (0.8%) they facilitate movement through the intestine. With their seedy make up, cucumbers are a great way to help relieve the pain an suffering of constipation. Anything that contains a lot of seeds will help move things along in no time!

3) Battling Obesity

Because cucumbers are so low in calories and high in that satisfying crunch we all love, they make for a great snack or addition to any meal. 
Removes excess uric acid as it facilitates the elimination of uric acid and any other waste substances.

4) Diabetes 

Due to the fact that they are quite low  in sugar and carbohydrates , but provide a high amount of  vitamins and minerals. Their high dietary and therapeutic value resides in their minerals, which are highly alkaline. Cucumbers contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and  iron. 

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