Cucumbers are an excellent source of B-vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients are essential for energy production and the health of our cells and also play a key role in egg quality. B-vitamins can be depleted by the use of oral contraceptives so ensuring ample dietary intake of these vitamins is essential if you just got off contraceptives.
Recent research has identified cucumbers as a great source of lignans, chemical compounds that have many health benefits including lowering cholesterol, preventing certain cancers and acting to limit inflammation.
Lignans are also one of the favorite foods of the healthy bacteria in our gut. Eating a diet rich in lignans can support digestive regularity and may even help us to lose weight.
Cucumbers help us to hydrate. Don’t forget that cucumbers are about 95% water. This means that a serving of cucumber can help you meet your daily water consumption goals.
They naturally detoxify your body; are high in Vitamins A, B and C; and contain phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects.
They’re also a secret weapon for nails and hair, thanks to the nutrient silica, which helps them grow strong and shiny💅🏻
And because of their cooling and calming effect, they are excellent at calming stressed or sunburned skin and reviving puffy, dark under eyes – simply apply fresh sliced cucumber to soothe the affected area☺
Great! You can use cucumbers as an inexpensive healthy, no-chemicals-added face scrub. Cucumbers have natural astringent properties that help to sooth and tone the skin.
And Guess what: they are in season now so Go grab “em!