Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Summer Cooler Cucumber

Ever wonder how to beat the scorching summer heat? Remember humble crunchy cucumber! Yes, to remain hydrated throughout the summer splurge on cucumber. Geetu Amarnani, a Mumbai Based Nutrition speaks how this this wonderful, low calorie vegetable indeed has more nutrients to offer than just water and electrolytes. Also read to explore few more benefits of Cucumber.

Hydrates you. After the activity or during the summer, the body perspires profusely which can lead to dehydration. Consumption in the form of juice or cucumber into small pieces to help meet the needs of body fluids.

Helps body to get rid of toxins. Nearly 90% part of the cucumber is water. This helps to remove body toxins and free radicals in your body.

Act against cancer. Cucumbers have 3 pregnancy could reduce the risk of cancer is ariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. This can reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate, breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

Strengthen joints. Cucumbers are rich in silica content is useful for joint health and strengthen its network.

Help eliminate bad breath. Cucumbers reduce bad breath, strengthen teeth and gums healthy. It also kills bacteria that live in the mouth.

Keeps you headache free. Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium.

Works on wrinkles too. Photochemical in cucumbers tightens the collagen in your skin and will firm up the outer layer reducing the visibility of cellulite.

A good source of vitamins & nutrients: Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Now do not miss to include cucumbers in your diet this summer.

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