We all know that cucumber or the locally termed”pipino” veggie is a favorite among dieters and people who are looking for ways to quickly lighten up their under eye bags.
With that said, here are some more information about the benefits of cucumber and how you can make your own cucumber shake.
Do you know that the cucumber plant comes from the same family as squash, pumpkins and zucchini?
Scientifically known as Cucumis Sativus, the cucumber is said to contain anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties and contains vitamins A,B,C,D and E.
Benefits of Cucumber:
Because of its high water content many health benefits of cucumber are physical, such as clear skin, reduction in under eye swelling and sunburn relief. But the water content in cucumbers is also responsible for helping rid your body of toxins that can make you sick.
Although not a fat burning superstar on its own, adding cucumber to a salad can help boost your daily fiber intake for increased fat burning for weight loss. And thanks to the water content, you’ll get the fluid you need to help process fiber. The peel of the cucumber is an excellent source of dietary fiber than can relieve constipation and protect against some types of colon cancer.
One cup of cucumbers has 16 micrograms of magnesium and 181 mg of potassium, which can help control and reduce high blood pressure. When combined with a well-balanced diet, cucumbers can help you regulate blood pressure.
Another major health benefit of cucumbers that often goes unnoticed is due to the 12% of vitamin K found in just 1 cup. This vitamin helps build bone strength, which can reduce risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
Read more here : Cucumber Nutrition Facts – Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Now that the heat is almost unbearable, it is important to make sure that we are always hydrated. Cucumbers contained not only dozens of minerals and vitamins, the veggie is also made up of 90% water content. This is a great and refreshing way to replenish lost body fluids while giving it an extra boost. Try it now and stay fresh and cool these summer.
Read more about the benefits of cucumbers here:
15 Health Benefits of Cucumber
WH Foods: Cucumber
Cucumber Benefits | CropKing.com
Here is a cool and refreshing Honey Dew Cucumber Shake for you: Watch this quick video:
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