Rehydrates body
According to Ware, “Cucumbers are 95 percent water.” This makes cucumbers a great way to stay hydrated, especially during the summer. A cup of cucumber slices is nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water according to Eating Well magazine.

Prevent constipation
Cucumbers are rich in water, and their skin contains insoluble fiber. Both water and fiber help food to move through the digestive tract quicker and more easily, helping prevent constipation.

Freshen your breath
Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odor-causing bacteria. According to the principles of Ayurveda, eating cucumbers may also help to release excess heat in your stomach, which is said to be a primary cause of bad breath

Maintain a healthy weight
Cucumbers are very low in calories, yet they make a filling snack (one cup of sliced cucumber contains just 16 calories). The soluble fiber in cucumbers dissolves into a gel-like texture in your gut, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber-rich foods may help with weight control.

Reduce the risk of cancer
Cucumbers can help lower the inflammatory response in the body. They contain polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

Smooths hair and glows skin
Doctors often recommend cucumber juice because of the silica content to create healthier and brighter skin. Cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating, and it is well known that moisture is the best friend to healthy skin.

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References

  • Alex Du Toit, Earthie Mama 10 health benefits of cucumbers from Natural news
  • Anne Ricci, 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers from Huffington post
  • 16 Superb Health Benefits of Cucumber from care2
  • Jessie Szalay Cucumbers: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts from Live Science
  • Health Benefits of Cucumber from Organic facts
  • Dr. Mercola 9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers from Mercola
  • Erin Elizabeth 9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers from Health nut news

 

 

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