Healthy Eating 5 reasons you should eat cucumbers

A lot of people do not eat cucumbers except a slice is in their salad or cocktail. Well, here are five essential benefits you get when you eat cucumbers.

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1. Cucumbers are great for the hair and skin:

Cucumbers contain silicon and sulfur, active ingredients that stimulate hair growth. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that make them a solution to swelling and puffy skin.

Puffy eyes can be reduced by covering them with a slice of cucumber.

2. Cucumbers aid digestion and help weight loss:

If you are on a weight loss program, then you might want to add cucumbers to your diet. Cucumbers have low calorie and high water content and dietary fiber. These help to get rid of toxins in the digestive system, increasing and improving metabolism.

3. Cucumbers keep you hydrated:

Cucumbers contain 95 percent water, thus they keep your body hydrated while simultaneously detoxifying the system.

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4. Cucumbers help fight cancer:

Cucumber contain three lignans; lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. Researchers have shown that these three lignans reduce the risk of several types of cancer.

5. Cucumbers cure halitosis:

Bad breath (halitosis) can be cured, at least temporarily with a slice of cucumber. Holding a slice to the roof of your mouth for about a minute will get rid of the bacteria that cause the bad breath.

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