Cucumbers for Cleansing

Why Cucumbers for Optimal Health

  • Cucumbers are Anti Inflammatory 
  • Cucumbers are Hydrating  because they are made up of mostly (95 percent) water they re-hydrate the body.
  • Cucumbers Eliminate Toxins – Cucumbers help the body flush out the toxins and waste from the body.
  • Cucumbers Help Memory and Protect Your Brain  In addition to improving your memory they also protect your nerve cells from age-related decline such as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Cucumbers are full of Vitamins – Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. Don’t forget to leave the skin on because the skin contains a good amount of vitamin C.
  • Cucumbers Boost your Energy – Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins, which are vital for brain function and mood. Need a pick-me-up? Put down the coffee and eat some cucumber

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  •  Cucumbers Help the Skin  – If you don’t like to eat the skin, it can be used for skin irritations such as sunburns.  Cucumbers reduce inflammation and  reduces puffiness around the eyes. Place a slice over each eye and relax.  Cucumbers are also good for hair growth because they contain  silicon and sulfur which helps to stimulate hair growth.
  • House Cleaning –  Before taking a shower, rub a cucumber slice along a mirror and it will eliminate the mirror fogging up. Instead of WD40, take a cucumber slice and rub it along a squeaky hinge and your door will stop squeaking.
  • Hangover Cure  Cucumbers prevent a morning hangover or headache; eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.
  • Relieves to relieve bad breath  Cucumbers clean the bacteria in the mouth. Take a slice of cucumber and hold it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemicals will eliminate the bacteria in your mouth which are responsible for causing bad breath.
  • Cucumbers for Weight Loss – Cucumbers aids in weight loss and digestion. Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who are looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.
  • Cucumbers Cure Diseases 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 has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients. Researchers found that a compound called sterols in cucumbers may help reduce cholesterol levels. Cucumbers contain a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber. These work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumbers good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.
  • Fight cancers – Cucumbers contain pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.
  • Cucumbers Alleviate Arthritis –  Cucumbers promote joint health, relieve gout and help arthritis pain. Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. Since cucumbers are also rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. When mixed with carrot juice, cucumbers can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.
  • Cucumbers Relieve Anxiety – Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress
  • Digestive Health – Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber. If you struggle with acid reflux cucumbers are good at raising the stomach pH. Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool thus facilitating foods movement through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.
  • Cucumbers for Heart Health – Cucumbers contain potassium which is associated with lower blood pressure levels. A proper balance of potassium is required for  your cells to function properly. Potassium is an electrolyte which produces a positive charged ion that which helps the cells to carry out its functions.  This also includes  sodium which  helps control nerve impulse, muscle contraction, and aids in heart function.

 

Note: Always  choose organic cucumbers over conventionally grown varieties, I’d suggest organic. Cucumbers were ranked the 12th most contaminated food and the second in cancer risk due to their pesticide content, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Non organic cucumbers can also contain

  • Shellac (from the lac beetle)
  • Petroleum-based waxes

 

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