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What are cucumbers for?

Cucumbers are for those who want to eat healthy food as this is considered as one of the most nutritious food for the entire body. Cucumbers are considered to be one of the vegetables that is most cultivated in the entire world; the fourth in fact.

Health benefits of cucumbers

Cucumbers are good sources of the B vitamins. It also helps rehydrate a person’s body given that the vegetable has around 95 percent water and having enough water in the body helps in the elimination of the toxins from the body.

In fact, this vegetable has most of the required vitamins that the body needs in one day. The skin of the cucumber alone is a good source of vitamin C, roughly 10 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin c per day.

The skin also can be used for those who are suffering from skin irritations as well as sunburns. This part of the cucumber can also be used for those with puffy eyes since it contains properties for anti-inflammation which reduces the puffiness.

Cucumbers are also great for fighting cancers since they have secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol and pinoresinol. These three are lignans and are often popular for their cancer fighting properties particularly against ovarian, breast, prostate and uterine cancers.

This vegetable can also help those who suffer from bad breath. Persons with bad breath should take one slice of this vegetable and press the slice on to the roof of the mouth using the tongue for as long as 30 seconds. Cucumbers have phytochemicals that can kill bacteria which are found on the mouth. These bacteria cause the bad breath.

Those who need to lose weight will also benefit from eating this vegetable. Its water content is high plus it has low calories. It contains many fibers and as such will help in the digestion.

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