Wonders of cucumber
Wonders of cucumber

Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit. It's high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions.

Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration.

Hydrate Your Whole Body
Made of 95 percent water, cucumbers are among the most economical vegetables to juice, providing the most liquid for your dollar. Because of their high water content, cucumbers boost your body's hydration, flushing toxins, cooling the body, aiding in weight loss and assisting in digestion.

Reduce Your Risk of Disease
Cucumber juice provides the body with a whole slew of minerals, hormones and compounds to fight disease. Silica helps to promote healthy joints, keeping you mobile for longer in life. Potassium and magnesium help to regulate blood pressure, protecting you from high and low readings. 

A New Kind of Energy
As an excellent source of B vitamins, your daily glass of green could replace your morning coffee. B vitamin deficiencies often present themselves in the form of fatigue, irritability and poor concentration. Ensuring your body is in good supply of these vitamins helps to alleviate the likelihood of such symptoms, making that morning caffeine fix so passe.

- Safa Juveria- Nutritionist


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