5 benefits of cucumber


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1. Keep body hydrated
Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

2. Skin care
The high water content, vitamins A, B& C and the presence of certain minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silica make cucumbers an essential part of skin care. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can be used for skin tightening. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers can bring down the water retention rate which in turn diminishes the puffiness and swellingunder the eyes. Cucumber skin also can bring relief to the skin caused by sunburn or windburn.

3. Fight cancers
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolaricire sinol – three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.

4. Control Blood Pressure
Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber thatwork effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

5. Beneficial for teeth and gums
Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

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About Maxim Sense

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2 Responses to 5 benefits of cucumber

  1. You are a very intelligent person!

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  2. maxim061156 says:

    Thank you Adrianne. I got this idea from a local tradition and when I had it confirmed by a nutritionist it was all true.

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