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12 wonderful benefits of cucumbers

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Are you looking for a natural way with a whole food to help in your health concerns?  Cucumbers contain antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, copper, beta-carotene and manganese which help with your over health in many ways. The healthiest part of the cucumber is the peel and the seeds according to studies.

  1. Fade dark circles – Cut a slice and lay it on your eyes for 10 minutes according to Dr. Mercola.
  2. Improves complexion – It cleans the pockets of toxins and waste materials on your skin.
  3. Anti-inflammatory – Has an anti – inflammatory which can reduce inflammation on your body and eyes by lying a piece of cucumber on each eye. 
  4. Relieving sunburns – Make a paste by blending a cucumber and allowing it to sit on the burned area for approx. 20 – 25 minutes. Or you can cut it and rub on your body to the irritated skin just like you would aloe Vera.
  5. Hydration – Did you know that being dehydrated leads to constipation, headaches, dizziness, and heart palpitations? Cucumbers are 95% water, thus making it great for hydration. Did you know a cup of cucumber slices is more effective than drinking a glass of water?
  6. Skin tightening – for tired ad stressed skin cucumber juice is a great way to tighten your skin.
  7. Digestive disorders – can be cured by drinking the juice from the cucumber, since it is full of water and fiber.  Heartburn, ulcers, gastritis and constipation can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice.
  8. Low and High Blood Pressure – The magnesium, fiber, and potassium is what makes this great for blood pressure.
  9. Nail care – The high silica content promotes nails from splitting.
  10. Bone Health – Vitamin K promotes good bone health as stated in this article at the University of Maryland Medical Center  
  11. Type 2 Diabetes – contains a special hormone needed by cells in your pancreas to promote the production of insulin.
  12. Weight loss – Do to the fact that cucumbers are 95% water which makes it low in calories.
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