Cucumbers Are Cool!

The cucumber is considered to be one of the best type of foods for maintaining your body’s overall health. Cucumbers are full of an abundance of nutrients. The silica in cucumbers benefits the human body in numerous ways such as improving and stimulating hair growth. Anti-inflammatory properties from its skin reduces swelling. It’s very obvious that we sweat when we exercise, so when perspiration comes thru our pores from engaging in physical activity we lose water. The sweat that comes from the body not only contains water but also another substance which is called electrolytes. Trace elements of electrolytes can contain zinc and copper along with potassium, magnesium and sodium. Electrolytes are decreased when an individual or a group of people sweat as a result of working out. Cucumbers provide a natural way of replenishing electrolytes because they are 95 percent water which assists in keeping the body hydrated while also eliminating toxins (because of its fiber content) within it.

Cucumbers reduce the risk of getting cancer. Anyone can claim that this food (or superfood considered by some) can fight or prevent cancer but what makes this claim factual is that research has shown that lignans within this food that contain pinoresinol, secoisolariciresinol, and lariciresinol reduced the risk of certain types of cancer such as prostate cancer and breast cancer. Besides being considered a superfood by some while being considered a vegetable by others, cucumbers are actually a fruit both botanically and scientifically.

If you ever run out of mouthwash and you have a cucumber available, you will never have to worry about having bad breath because this awesome type of food will eliminate it. A slice of cucumber (which naturally contains phytochemicals) pressed up against the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds will kill the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. The phytochemicals within the cucumber will kill the bacteria in your mouth that causes the bad breath which forces others to turn away from you every time you put a slice of it in your mouth and it’s also an alternative to coventional mouthwash brands that contain alcohol.

Cucumbers which are an excellent source of silica helps to promote joint health by strengthening the connective tissues and manage stress because of being rich in an abundance of B vitamins such as B1 and B6. B vitamins are known to ease feelings of anxiety. Cucumbers if consumed on a regular basis will stimulate your metabolism which will result in burning fat. Boosting the metabolism from consuming cucumbers on a regular basis will definitely lead to the body maintaining a healthy weight.