Should You Be Eating More Cucumbers?
Cucumbers are not just very tasty in a salad but they are one of the best foods for your body’s overall health.
They are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world but like many other vegetables they are often sprayed with pesticides.
So try to buy organic, or alternatively, peel them or wash them well before enjoying them.
What’s So Healthy About Cucumbers?
Cucumbers are 96% water so they are great for flushing out toxins and when eaten regularly they are known to dissolve kidney stones.
Because of all that water, they keep you hydrated.
And they help keep your kidneys in shape because they lower uric acid levels in your system. You will probably pee more but the pee will be clearer.
They contain vitamins A B and C, which boost immunity and boost energy.
Cucumbers supply the skin-friendly minerals, magnesium, potassium and silicon.
Several studies suggest that cucumbers reduce the risk of various cancers.
A compound called sterols in cucumber will help reduce LDL cholesterol.
The Silica in cucumber makes hair and nails stronger and shinier.
Some Other Uses
Cucumber can help you get relief from heartburn.
And applied to the skin they will bring relief from sunburn.
Placing chilled slices of cucumber on the eyes helps reduce under-eye bags and puffiness.
Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, and the physiochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth which are responsible for causing bad breath.
To avoid a morning hangover or headache try eating a few slices of cucumber before going to bed. Cucumbers contain sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes which will help to replenish many essential nutrients, thereby reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.