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Cucumber Health Benefits

Cucumber, the plant is basically a creeper and belongs to the Cucurbitaceous family, its scientific name being Cucumis sativus. This vegetable is considered as a super food for its effects on the overall health. Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminates toxins.

 

Cucumbers have 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, about 10 percent of the daily-recommended allowance.

 

Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

 

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.

 

People with blood pressure, both high and low, often find that eating cucumber brings relief.Eat cucumber, and your body gets relief from heartburn.

 

Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn. It also has healing attributes in relation to the diseases of urinary bladder and kidney.

 

The water content in cucumber aids the function of kidney by promoting urination. Regular consumption of cucumber can also dissolve kidney stones over time.

 

Not just cucumber and its juice, but its seeds are also highly beneficial.  Cucumber seeds are considered as a natural remedy to eliminate tape worm from intestinal tracts.

 

The seeds also have anti inflammatory properties which are effective in the treatment of swellings of mucous membranes of the nose and throat. Cucumber can also be used to cure hangover and headache associated with it.

 

This is because they help to rehydrate the body’s nutrients and eliminate the toxins that are present due to the intake of alcohol. Eat few cucumber slices before going to bed.

 

The sugar, vitamin B and electrolytes content in cucumber will reduce the intensity of hangover and headache.

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