Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Offlate we have been hearing lot about the health benefits of cucumbers. That is because nowadyas cucumber has become integral component of salads as well as sandwiches.
Cucumber can be rightly said to be the mainstay of many of today’s lunches. There are several health benefits of cucumbers too. Whether you have cucumber wedges tossed in a garden salad, or its slices on a sandwich, you can enjoy the health benefits offered by cucumbers.
Cucumber juice is very healthy and good for increasing the urine flow. For rheumatic conditions, it matches the outcomes of celery and carrot juice. Cucumbers must be washed just before using. Unless the skin of a cucumber is waxed, the cucumber must not be peeled. Cucumber has several cleaning properties that help in eliminating accumulated waste and toxins from the body. It helps in improving arthritis since it removes uric acid.
Cucumber is also a natural answer to a glowing and happy skin. Both the cucumber and skin share the same amount of hydrogen, hence, it becomes quite easy for cucumber to mask all the problem areas of your skin. A cucumber mask helps you relax in no time. Cucumber can be termed as a magic wand to waive off all the skin irritations due to its cooling effect. Not only this, cucumber juice is a soothing skin lotion. The cucumber peel is good for keeping the hands smooth and soft.
Cucumber is great for lessening heat and inflammation. It works wonders on the tired eyes and lessens the eye bags that has accumulated near the eyes. The eye bags can be lessened by placing a cucumber slice on the top of closed eyelids. It also helps to cure lung, stomach and chest problems, and tackles the tapeworm too. Fresh cucumber juice is also known to reduce heartburn or sooth stomach acid.
Cucumbers can be served sliced or they can be diced and added to salad. You can further add vinaigrette, garlic, mint or sesame seeds to make the salad even more flavorful. Cucumber slices can be added to a sandwich or its juice can be mixed along with the juice of other vegetables. If you steam, boil or braise the cucumber, you will end up losing a lot of vitamins and minerals present in it.
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