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Cucumber (Cucurbitaceae)

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

ANTI-CANCER

As with much fiber rich foods, pumpkin promote good bowel movement and will eradicate free radicals from the colon causing cancer. It is known to also fight prostate cancer.

 

BONE & JOINTS HEALTH

Rich in silica, cucumber actively helps develop strong connective tissues in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilages and bones.

 

BOWEL BUSINESS

Fibre and water, cucumbers are the perfect combination to ensure good bowel movement and relieve from constipation and prevent kidney stones.

 

FIGHT DIABETES

Cucumbers contain a hormone needed by the body during insulin production, and simultaneously keep glucose levels in the blood steady.

 

GLOW

Cucumbers are rich in water content and your best ally for natural hydration. Cucumber extract, rich in ascorbic and caffeic acid, is often used to treat skin ailments such as sunburn and puffy eyes. They can even treat skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema and acne! Oui oui oui.  

 

HEART HEALTH

Rich in magnesium, potassium and fiber, cucumbers will keep your heart healthy, regulating blood pressure and thus reducing risks of cardiovascular diseases.

The fibre content also lowers cholesterol and reduces risks of atherosclerosis.

 

 

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