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7 Reasons Why You Should Include Cucumbers In Your Lifestyle

Updated on July 13, 2015

You probably see cucumbers in a variety of different recipes and sometimes beauty treatments! Listed below are 7 reasons why you should give room for this refreshing vegetable.

Skin Care

Placing slices of cucumber on inflamed or puffy areas on your skin can help reduce inflamation. This is why during some spa treatments, slices of cucumber is layed on the eyes, it is not only used to close eyes and relax, but to reduce puffiness and make the eyes refreshed.

Digestion

Cucumbers are great for those who are having struggles with their digestion. Cucumbers have high amounts of fiber and water, which aids in removing wastes and toxins from the body smoothly and efficiently.

Hydration

Because cucumbers contain high amounts of water (about 95%), this of course means that it is a great food for staying hyrdrated and alert. This is why adding cucumber slices and other fruits to water is occuring more often. It prevents dehydration.

Hair Care

Cucumbers can make hair grow longer, and healthier. Using a blended cucumber and/or cucumber seed oil should do just the trick for beautiful, thick hair! Massaging the cucumber onto the scalp will make the scalp well hydrated and decrease the risk of having dandruff as well.

Weight Loss

Cucumbers are excellent for losing weight. Eating cucumbers contain few calories and can assist with getting rid of fat and removing toxins from the human body. Using cucumber as an alternative for other foods will surely do the trick for weight loss, such as using cucumber slices as an alternative for salad croutons.

Oral Health

Cucumbers can get rid of most unwanted bacteria in the mouth and help prevent bad breath. This can be achieved by drinking a lot of water with cucumber slices in it, or pressing a cucumber slice on the roof of the mouth for at least twenty seconds.

Stronger Bones

There are high amounts of vitamin K and vitamin C, which aids in keeping a strong bone structure and proper bone development. Having healthy bones is an essential for performing everyday functions, so remember to add a few cucumbers to your day to ensure good bones.

So overall, this cooling vegetable is not only great for a refreshing taste, but great for many health purposes. Adding cucumbers to salads or water can really keep your body and lifestyle on a much healthier level. Please feel free to leave any questions and/or comments you may have on your mind.

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I had never heard of cucumber seed oil. A useful vegetable indeed.

    • renee21 profile image

      renee21 2 years ago

      I love cucumbers! I like eating them raw on salad or with ranch dip. Great hub! Voted up!

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