10 Little Known Benefits of Cucumbers

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Ah, cucumbers! No matter what how you eat them, in salads, in sandwiches, or just by themselves, they spell out COOL just by looking at them.

Growing your own is so easy and it’s the best way. Then you needn’t be worried by wax or wonder what kind of pesticide has been sprayed on them.

Cucumbers have an extremely high water content but we’re not going to water down the facts about all the great things cucumbers hold in store. The lowly cucumber has many benefits that are overlooked or simply unknown to many.

Check out these top 10 health perks from the coolest summer fruit ( yep, bet you didn’t know that, did you?) around.


1. Improved Digestion

Cucumbers solve a multitude of problems from constipation to stomach aches. Eating cucumbers is a great way to solve almost any problem. Their fiber and water content make an unbeatable pair that help keep things moving smoothly, if you catch our drift. Find out also how potato juice helps stomach problems.


2. Great Hair and Nails

Cucumbers are high in silica content, the compound that builds long, strong, silky hair, strong nails, and soft skin.


3. Weight Loss

Cucumbers are extremely low in calories. An entire cup of sliced cucumbers has only 16 calories. Eating lots of low calorie and nutritious natural foods like cucumbers can help you in your efforts to lose weight.


4. Eye Health

We’ve all seen those pictures or movies that show women with cucumber slices on their eyes; well, they are really onto something! Cucumbers have hydrating and anti-infalmmatory properties that can reduce redness and puffiness in the eye area.



5. Super Hydration

Cucumbers are almost 90 percent water, so eating some of these is a tasty way to rehydrate. Eating chilled cucumbers is a fantastic and tasty way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day and keep up your water intake. Read also about suprising reasons for dehydration.

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