Give cucumbers a try!

7th, 2012
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Cucumbers contain vitamins A, B, C and a number of other important vitamins and minerals. They have a refreshing taste due to their juicy and cool nature. In general it is best to eat cucumbers, also consumed as pickles, peeled.

Cucumbers’ most noticeable feature is their diuretic effect. Additionally, they purify the blood and help to keep you fit. Therefore, they are an indispensable food for any diet.

Cucumbers are capable of removing uric acid and they aid in weight loss.

Wrinkles: Did you know that many beauty masks and creams include cucumber as a key ingredient? Instead of using these expensive beauty products, you can cover wrinkles with thinly sliced cucumbers on your face and neck; wait for 10 minutes and wash your face with warm water. Repeat this trick until you notice a visible difference in your wrinkles.

Blotches: First use a juicer to extract cucumber juice. Mix the cucumber juice with cold milk and use on blotches on your hands and face. They will be gone in no time.

If you’re still unsure how to apply cucumber juice on your skin, follow these directions:

Cut a cucumber in half. Add some salt and let it become juicy. Use a cotton pad to absorb the juice, and then use it to scrub your face. You and everyone around you will be surprised when they see how fresh your skin appears.

You can use cucumber juice as a treatment for any kind of burn, especially sunburn. It relieves pain. If you eat cucumbers regularly, they can settle you nerves. This may sound odd, but if smokers who are trying to quit eat as many little cucumbers as the cigarettes they smoke daily, it can be a very effective way of giving up smoking. If you eat plain cucumbers (with no salt or oil) whenever you feel like smoking, you will notice curious changes. In place of your smoking addiction you will begin to favor your health. Just try it and you’ll be amazed at the results.

Great for relieving fatigue

Containing natural insulin, cucumbers lower blood sugar in diabetics. They also quench thirst and refresh you.

If eaten regularly, cucumbers relieve fatigue and strengthen the body. As a diuretic, they improve the functioning of kidneys. Cucumbers excrete uric acid and urate salts. They can serve an important role in blocking urate salt accumulation for those with rheumatism.

The sulfur content in cucumber purifies blood and improves the functioning of sweat glands. Due to abundant vitamins and minerals, cucumbers nourish skin and give it a fresh appearance.

And there’s more!

Those with sensitive stomachs, problematic intestines and those who suffer from gallbladder problems should also eat cucumbers. If you don’t like the taste of raw cucumbers, you can always try boiling or juicing them.

Resource: Today’s Zaman

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