Cucumber is an amazing source of hydration. As it contains more than 90% of water & essential vitamins, minerals & other nutrients. You should add cucumber in your daily life because of its amazing properties. Here are the top 8 uses & health benefits of cucumber.
Cucumber was originated from ancient India and has became the fourth most widely cultivated fruit in the world. In earlier times cucumber was also used for various medicinal purposes due to its healing powers. Fresh cucumber juice is the best rejuvenation tonic because of its excellent cooling effect.
REHYDRATES YOUR BODY :
Cucumber contains more than 90% water of its weight and has full of nutrients which plays an important role in hydrating body like potassium and magnesium. Cucumber can hydrate you more than water and it is a good snack option during hot summer days.
REDUCES PUFFINESS AROUND EYES :
Cucumber has anti inflammatory properties, has high water content. Which helps to hydrate the area around eyes, helping to reduce puffiness and also slows down the flow of blood around eyes.
HOW TO USE CUCUMBER FOR PUFFY EYES :
- Keep cucumber slices in fridge for 20-25 minutes
- place cucumber slices under your eyes
- rest for about 15 minutes
- it will reduce puffiness around your eyes and helps you to calm and relax.
HELPS IN WEIGHT LOSS :
Cucumber are almost zero in calories and high water content. Also contain vitamin B, K and A. Cucumber diet can help you to lose weight by adding protein rich foods along with it for 15 days. You can eat cucumber as a snack whenever you feel hungry.
SKIN CARE :
Cucumbers are rich in minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. It can make your skin healthy. Cucumbers are also rich in silica content ( a beauty minerals ).
Consuming cucumber juice daily can make your skin healthy from inside and provides various benefits like reduces skin tan, makes your skin glowing naturally and helps in treating dull skin.
HOW TO USE CUCUMBER ON FACE :
- Crush one cucumber
- Add 1tbsp of rose water
- Apply this mixture on your face
- Rest for 10 minutes
- Wash your face with plain water.
IMPROVES DIGESTION :
Cucumber contains some amount of fiber which helps in digestion. Cucumber also helps in preventing constipation and bloating. Fiber present in helps to regulate bowel movement.
LOWERS RISK OF KIDNEY STONES :
Cucumbers helps in removing kidney stones as they are composed of water and helps the body to be hydrated. It helps to flush out stones, debris out of bladder and kidney also helps to regulate uric acid thus helping to prevent kidney and bladder stones.
HELPS TO DETOXIFY :
Cucumber detox drink can help you to flush toxins out of the body which is almost zero in calories. Just add slices of cucumber in water adding few slices of lemon in it, keep this water overnight and let all the nutrients of cucumber and lemon infuse in the water. Drink this detox drink in morning with empty stomach. It will help to remove toxins out of the body.
HAIR HEALTH :
Consuming cucumber juice helps in hair growth. Cucumber contains good amount of vitamins and minerals which helps in repairing damaged hair. You can use cucumber hair wash to get smooth hair and reduce dryness.
HOW TO USE CUCUMBER FOR HAIR :
- Crush fresh cucumber
- Take out its juice by straining the crushed cucumber
- Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice in it
- Apply this mixture on your hair scalp properly
- Leave it for 10 minutes
- Wash your hair with plain water
HERE IS AN EASY, HYDRATING RECIPE MADE WITH CUCUMBER
Cucumber noodle recipe, this easy recipe is vegan & can be made with less ingredients. This recipe is perfect as a side dish in hot summer days.