HEALTHY LIVING: Cucumber is Excellent for your Health
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You would be surprised at the health benefits of cucumber:
»Keeps the body hydrated
Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular
water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body
temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and
secoisolariciresinol – three lignans that have a strong history of
research of reducing risk of several cancer types, including breast
cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.
» Controls Blood Pressure
Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that
work effectively for regulating both low blood pressure and high blood
»Beneficial for teeth and gums
Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums
problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
» Aids digestion
- Digestive disorders like acidity, heartburn, gastritis and even
ulcers can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice.
- The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumber are very
effective in driving away the toxins from the digestive system and
hence aid digestion.
- Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for
»Promotes Joint health
Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which known to help
promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.
Cucumber seeds are used as a natural remedy for treating tapeworms.
» Cures diabetes
The cucumber juice contains a hormone needed by the cells of the
pancreas for producing insulin (a hormone for breaking down sugar in
Researchers found that some compound called sterols in cucumber may
help reduce cholesterol levels.
» Aids in weight loss
Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal
diet for people who looking for weight loss.
» Relieves gout and arthritis pain
Cucumber is rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium,
Magnesium, and Potassium, when mixed with carrot juice, they can
relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.
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