Monday, August 25, 2014

Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumbers contain the vitamins and minerals: Vitamin K, molybdenum, pantothenic acid, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin, and vitamin B1 and silica.

Cucumber Facts

* Cucumbers are 95% water. They aid in rehydrating the body. 

* You can use the skin of cucumbers as an anti inflammatory the same way you would use Aloe Vera.

* Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These are lignans, which have been proven to reduce the risk of several cancers, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

* Cucumbers contain sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing your hangover.

* High fiber and low calories make cucumbers great for diet!

* Cucumber is a good source of silica, which is known to help promote joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. 

* Cucumbers are rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. 

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