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Health Benefits of Cucumber


  • Keeps you hydrated: If you are too busy to drink enough water, munch on the cool cucumber, which is 96 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate.

  • Fights heat, both inside and out: Eat cucumber, and your body gets relief from heartburn. Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn and itchy skin.

  • Flushes out toxins. All that water in cucumber acts as a virtual broom, sweeping waste products out of your system. With regular use, cucumber is known to dissolve kidney stones.

  • Nourishes you with vitamins: A B and C, which boost immunity, give you energy and keep you radiant.

  • Supplies skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon. That’s why cucumber-based treatments are popular in spas.

  • Revives the eyes: Placing chilled slices of cucumber on the eyes is a clichéd beauty visual, but it really helps reduce under-eye bags and puffiness.

  • Cuts cancer risk: Cut down your risk of several cancers by including cucumber in your diet. Several studies show its cancer-fighting potential.

  • Stabilizes blood pressure: Patients that struggle with blood pressure, both high and low, often find that eating cucumber brings relief.

  • Refreshes the mouth: Cucumber juice refreshes and heals diseased gums, leaving your mouth smelling good.

  • Smooths hair and nails: Silica, the wonder mineral in cucumber makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier.

  • Soothes muscle and joint pain: All those vitamins and minerals in cucumber make it a powerful enemy of muscle and joint pain.

  • Keeps kidneys in shape: Cucumber lowers uric acid levels in your system, keeping the kidneys happy.

  • Good for diabetics: Patients of diabetes can enjoy cucumber while also reaping its health benefits: cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

  • Reduces cholesterol: A compound called sterols in cucumber helps reduce bad cholesterol.