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Cleanse Your System with Cucumber

December 8, 2016       Health & Healing
Cleansing Your System

Cucumbers are extremely healthy snack choices compared with other munchies.  During warmer climes the water-heavy fruit that grows on vines makes for a refreshing and filling food for health buffs who watch their calorie intake.  Cucumbers also contain vital phyto-chemicals that aid the body in fighting free radicals.  The fruit has a soothing and natural, thirst quenching taste.  Eaten raw and chilled, it has a cooling effect on the body that works better than softdrinks. 

The fleshy inside of cucumbers are water heavy and rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid while the hard skin of cucumbers is rich in fiber and a range of minerals include magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium.

Cucumbers belong to the same family as zucchinis, watermelons, pumpkins, and other types of summer squash. Originating in India almost 10,000 years ago, and now cultivated the world over it is a staple ingredient in plenty of regional cuisines especially in Indian and Mediterranean dishes. 

Cucumbers often act as flavor cleansing food  that combines well with rich and spicy meats like barbecues and smoked or fried meat.  Notice how sliced cucumber and yoghurt goes really well with a flavor- rich Shawarma rice meal?  The mix of flavors and the cleansing palate taste of cucumber help avoid making Persian meals more enjoyable and a feast instead of being cloying with too many spices.

Natural Beauty Regimen

Two slices of cucumber placed over your eyes will heal eye bags because the pulp and juice is rich in silica, the phyto-chemical that heals body tissue while hydrating your skin with its own natural water content.  Extracts of cucumbers can treat common skin ailments like sunburn and swelling under the eyes.

To Avoid Stress and Keep Body Functions Optimal

To avoid dehydration, cucumbers are good for snacking and restoring your body fluids when you are working out or need to replenish yourself and cool off at the same time.  It also contains magnesium, potassium and trace minerals that help keep you from getting hypertension.  Cucumber is also one of those fruits that work very well at alkaline fixing to reduce acidity in your body’s blood pH. 

Cucumbers have been a remedy for diabetic patients for many years.  You can snack on them without overloading your body with glucose and still provide you with the fiber and calories you need to stay full. You can ease the load on your kidneys by including cucumber in your diet to help reduce uric acid and also control conditions like gout and eczema.  The fruit's enzymes and pulp has excellent detoxifying properties for your body, from helping you avoid water retention by acting as a diuretic and flush away wastes by helping digestion.

Since it helps your kidney and liver in cleaning up, it also helps your pancreas in regulating your bodily functions in breaking down food and absorbing nutrient as well as flushing away wastes.

Store Cucumbers Like Melons

Just like watermelon, cucumbers are very sensitive to heat, stored in the refrigerator, the fruits will retain their freshness longer.  Cucumbers can be cut into various shapes and sizes, and can be sliced, diced or cut into sticks fro snacking with your favorite vegetable salad mix, chip dip salsa or just fresh by itself as a detox regimen..


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