Benefits of Cucumbers

Benefits of Cucumbers | Lean and Green Body Blog

Energy Boost: Cucumbers are an excellent source of B vitamins. Trade in your afternoon coffee for some cucumber slices.

Hydrating: Cucumbers are 95% water, they help to keep the body hydrated and assist in the elimination of toxins.

Reduce risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease: Cucumbers contain three lignans (pinoresinol, lacriciresinol and secoisolariciresinol) and a critical phytonutrient (cucurbitacins) used to fight cancer and heart disease.

Reduce Inflammation: Cucumbers are rich in four flavonoids (quercetin, apigenin, kaempferol and luteolin) all of which have been proven to reduce inflammation. Adding more cucumbers into your diet could help to prevent and protect our bodies from inflammation conditions like arthritis and colitis.

Benefits of Cucumbers | Lean and Green Body Blog

Relieves Bad Breath: Cucumbers contain phytochemicals which will kill the bacteria in our mouth causing bad breath. Simply place a slice of cucumber in your mouth for 30 seconds, pressing it towards the roof of your mouth.

Aids in Weight Loss and Assists in Digestion: Cucumbers are a great snack for those looking to lose weight due to their high water content and fiber, aiding in the elimination of toxins from the body.  Cucumbers are an excellent addition to the diet for individuals suffering from constipation or irregular bowel movements.

Regulates Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Research shows that the sterols found in cucumbers may help to reduce and regulate cholesterol levels. Cucumbers are rich in fiber, magnesium and potassium which all aid in regulating blood pressure.

Hangover Cure: Cucumbers are rich in B vitamins, electrolytes and many essential nutrients. These nutrients will assist in eliminating the effects of a hangover. Due to their high water content, cucumbers will also help to rehydrate you after a night of drinking. Simply eat a few slices before bed!