Sunday, May 6, 2012

Health Benefits: Cucumber Fruit

Cucumbers like watermelons, are 96% water, they keep the body hydrated and help control the body’s inner temperature. They also help the body flush out toxin.
15 health benefits of cucumber: 

1. Keep body hydrated 
2. Skin care
3. Fight cancers (breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.
4. Control Blood Pressure 
5. Beneficial for teeth and gums 
6. Aid digestion 
7. Promotes Joint health 
8. Treat tapeworms 
9. Nail care 
10. Relieve gout and arthritis pain 
11. Cures diabetes 
12. Reduces cholesterol 
13. Stimulate hair growth 
14. Acts as a diuretic 
15. Aid in weight loss 

When buying cucumbers, choose the ones that are firm to touch and dark green in color. Do not buy overly matured or yellow colored as they are prone to contain more insoluble fiber and mature seeds. Go for organically grown cucumbers to get a rich taste and nutritionist content.

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