16 Superb Health Benefits of Cucumber

Pick a firm, dark green cucumber and pop it into your shopping basket. Congratulations! You have just bought yourself a fruit (yes, the cool cuke is fruit, not a vegetable) full of good health!

Here is a short list of the impressive health benefits that a cucumber carries:

  • Keeps you hydrated. If you are too busy to drink enough water, munch on the cool cucumber, which is 96 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate!
  • Fights heat, both inside and out. Eat cucumber, and your body gets relief from heartburn. Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn and itchy skin.
  • Flushes out toxins. All that water in cucumber acts as a virtual broom, sweeping waste products out of your system. With regular use, cucumber is known to dissolve kidney stones.
  • Nourishes you with vitamins. A B and C, which boost immunity, give you energy and keep you radiant. Give it more power by juicing cucumber with carrot and spinach.
  • Supplies skin-friendly minerals: magnesium, potassium, silicon. Thatís why cucumber-based treatments are popular in spas.
  • Aids in weight loss. Enjoy cucumbers in your salads and soups. My favorite snack? Crunchy cucumber sticks with creamy yogurt dip.
  • Revives the eyes. Placing chilled slices of cucumber on the eyes is a clichťd beauty visual, but it really helps reduce under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Cuts cancer risk. Cut down your risk of several cancers by including cucumber in your diet. Several studies show its cancer-fighting potential.
  • Stabilizes†blood pressure. Patients that struggle with blood pressure, both high and low, often find that eating cucumber brings relief.
  • Refreshes the mouth. Cucumber juice refreshes and heals diseased gums, leaving your mouth smelling good.
  • Smooths hair and nails. Silica, the wonder mineral in cucumber makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier.
  • Soothes muscle and joint pain. All those vitamins and minerals in cucumber make it a powerful enemy of muscle and joint pain.
  • Keeps kidneys in shape. Cucumber lowers uric acid levels in your system, keeping the kidneys happy.
  • Good for diabetics. Patients of diabetes can enjoy cucumber while also reaping its health benefits: cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.
  • Reduces cholesterol. A compound called sterols in cucumber helps reduce bad cholesterol.

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459 comments

Sonia M
Sonia M11 days ago

Cucumbers are delicious.Good article thanks for sharing

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Greta H
Greta H20 days ago

thank you

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One Heart i
One Heart inc20 days ago

Thanks!!!

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Tania N
Tania N26 days ago

Thank you for sharing

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Aaron F
Aaron F28 days ago

I'd eat cucumbers anyway...

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Sue H
Sue H28 days ago

Thanks for re posting this information.

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Vincent T
Past Member 28 days ago

Thanks

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Glennis W
Glennis Wabout a month ago

Very informative . Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis Wabout a month ago

Great information and advice . Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis Wabout a month ago

Very interesting article . Thank you for caring and sharing

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