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Women Health; Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

Cucumber is one of the most cultivated vegetable in the world,  Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same botanical family as melons and squashes. Cucumbers are healthy and of great benefits to our body. Some reasons below.

Cucumbers Hydrates the body
Cucumbers contains 95% water and this helps rehydrate a dehydrated body...  It helps eliminate toxics in the body.

Improves Calcium 
calcium absorption is essential for optimal bone health, and cucumbers are good source of Vitamin K like most Fruits. Adequate vitamin K consumption  is important from boosting the absorption of calcium in the body. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. Its skin OS a great source of Vitamin C.  Cucumbers are good source of Vitamin B

Skin Treatment and hair growth booster.
cucumber has a cooling and soothing effect that decreases swelling, irritation and inflammation. Cucumber slices can be placed on the eyes to decrease morning puffiness or placed on the skin to alleviate and treat sunburn. Its silicon and sulfur can help boost hair growth.

Prevents Cancer
Cucumbers are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

Reduces mouth odour
Cucumber liquid kills bacteria that causes mouth odour and bad breath.

Helps Weight loss and digestion 
Cucumbers are low in calorie and have high water content, thus making it an ideal source of dieting for people looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very good in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system and aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be a remedy for chronic constipation.

Cucumbers relieve gout and arthritis pain
Cucumbers are known to relieve gout and arthritis pain when mixed with carrots juice. The mixture relieves the pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

 Cures diabetes 
Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients.

Reduces cholesterol Levels
Researchers discovered that sterols, a compound found in cucumbers may help reduce cholesterol levels.

Regulates blood pressure
The vegetable contains lots of potassium, magnesium and fiber,which works effectively for regulating blood pressure. Thus cucumbers are recommended for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

Cucumbers are excellent sources  of silica
Silica help to promote joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. They are also rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.

It's the season!  Eat Cucumber! 


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