Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Cucumber and Its Health Benefits

Freshly picked cucumbers

We always hear people say that cucumbers are very good for our skin. It is used to reduce eye bags around our eyes. It relaxes and freshens. Aside from those, the cucumber has more to offer than you know.

Cucumber is an important health food. It provides a very healthy juice beneficial for increasing the flow of urine. For rheumatic conditions, it complements the effects of celery and carrot juice. Its juice is a soothing skin lotion. In fact, it is the best skin lotion. The peel, like lemon peel, is good to be used on the hands most especially after it's been in a strong detergent or in a very hot water.

Cucumber is a member of the Cucurbitaceous family, like melon, squash and pumpkins, which is very high in water and very low in calories. Its scientific name is “cucumis sativus”. It is an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C and folic acid.

Cucumber is good for those who are dieting as it is very low in calories. It has a cleansing action within the body by removing accumulated pockets of old waste material and chemical toxins. It helps eliminate uric acid so it is good for those who has arthritis. Its juice is a nourishing vitamin for our hair and skin. It is also a good rejuvenator and makes us feel and look younger.

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