Cucumbers are one of the least prized vegetables, especially among children, and few people are aware of their amazing qualities. Once you find out how they can benefit your health, you’ll surely want to know how to fit them into your family’s daily meals. We’ll tell you all about them here!
Cucumbers keep the body hydrated
A hydrated body is a healthy body. Cucumbers are a great choice if you don’t like drinking water because of its lack of flavor. Since cucumbers are 90% water, consuming them helps maintain perfect hydration. Plus, we can eat them in slices, or blend or juice them to make a delicious and refreshing drink.
Ideal for beauty treatments
Cucumbers contain silica, which helps maintain shiny, healthy hair and nails. Their high sulfur content also increases hair growth.
If you grate a cucumber and apply it to your skin for twenty minutes, it helps to eliminate dark spots and blackheads, while hydrating and refreshing your skin.
Cucumbers aren’t just for women! They can also benefit men, who tend to have hangovers more often. Cucumbers are high in B vitamins which can raise your energy level, relieve headaches, and ease hangover symptoms quickly and easily. Just eat a few pieces of cucumber in the morning, or add cucumber to a drink, and say “goodbye” to the discomfort!
Cucumbers help with gum problems
For healthy gums, just drink a glass of cucumber juice daily. Cucumbers’ phytochemical makeup is also great for eliminating bad breath. For fresh breath, simply pop one slice of cucumber into your mouth and press it upwards with your tongue. That’s it!
Setting slices of cucumber over your closed eyes while resting can help calm inflammation of the eyelids and eliminate bags under the eyes. It also refreshes those peepers and makes them shine. What’s more, you can also get all of these great health benefits from cucumbers by simply eating them.
All these reasons are more than enough to make cucumbers our favorite vegetable. Easy to eat and quick to prepare, simply slice or chop it up and add it to a salad, or blend it to make a refreshing drink. Any of these preparation methods will give you the benefits described above.