This superfood, technically a fruit, but most used as a culinary vegetable, in known to be one of the most powerful foods for our body’s overall health.
Cucumbers are 95 percent water, which makes them good for hydrating and cooling the body from the inside out. They also contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.
Whaaaaaat!!!! Move over multivitamin, and hello cucumber!
Not only is this green giant packed with an array of vitamins, it also has other health and beauty benefits you may not be aware of.
Shall we take a peek………
Rids the Body of Toxins – The high water content in cucumbers, allows the body to release unwanted toxins and dissolve kidney stones with regular use.
Aids in Weight Loss – Cucumbers is a low calorie, high water content food; so add them to an assortment of foods such as soups and salads for a power packed punched meal, or use them for dipping into your favorite yogurt or dip.
Cuts Cancer – Studies show that adding cucumbers to your diet increases the potential to cut the risk of several types of cancers. Click here.
Good for Diabetics – Cucumbers contains a hormone that the pancreas cells need for producing insulin.
Reduce Cholesterol – Eating cucumbers can aid in a reduction of bad cholesterol thanks to a compound called sterols (any of various solid steroid alcohols (as cholesterol) widely distributed in animal and plant lipids).
Bad Breath be Gone! – Place a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth and press with your tongue for 30 seconds; the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.
Smooths Hair and Nails – Silica, a compound that occurs as a wonderful mineral in cucumbers, makes your hair and nails strong and luminous.
Soothe Puffy Eyes – This timeless beauty remedy trick really works. Place chilled slices of cucumbers on the eyes to reduce under eye bags and swelling.
DIY Cucumber Toner – If you wake up one morning and feel that your face has been thought the ringer, this toner is sure calm and tighten and your skin.
Directions: Add to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture to remove the solids and pour the toner into a bottle with a tight lid. Preserve this mixture in the refrigerator.
DIY Cucumber and Yogurt Mask – This is a recipe for combination skin.
Directions:Puree cucumber in a blender. Add in the yogurt and apply to face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then splash cold water on your face for completion.
Are you excited to get started on the road to cucumber heaven? Yes! Great!!
Here’s To Your Health!!!
Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.**