Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Health Benefits of Cucumber -- Including losing weight

Last week I posted a recipe for making Cucumber - Banana Smoothie. Now let me tell you about the health benefits of Cucumber.

1. Cucumber is mostly water. Some say that it is actually 95 % water. This means that cucumber is good to keep you hydrated. This also means that it helpful in eliminating toxins in your body. If you're trying to lose, you can also eat this during lunch or dinner. The high water content will make you feel full which will prevent you from eating other stuff.

2. Cucumber has high fiber content. This will help you flush out toxins in your body.Those who have digestion problems or those who are frequently constipated will benefit from cucumber.

3. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. This will help improve your body's immune system. It will also help regulate many of your body processes.

4. It's good for the skin and for the  eyes. I remember seeing ladies putting slices of cucumber over their eyes to relieve puffiness and dark marks. I later learned that cucumber has anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Cucumber also prevents hangover. If ladies use cucumber slices to remove eye puffiness, guys munch on cucumber slices to reduce drunkenness and prevent hangover. This is probably because cucumber has high water content (as stated above). It replaces lost water due to drinking alcohol. It also replaces lost electrolytes.

6. I heard from one doctor that cucumber is also good for people with high blood pressure caused by high cholesterol levels.

So there you go. Go on and eat cucumber to help you reduce weight and at the same time have these other health benefits.     

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