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15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by 2pence(m): 9:15pm On May 12, 2013
Cucumber is often regarded as a healthy food because it is low in calories and fat. Cucumber also contains many vitamins and minerals that make them a healthy choice for cooking and snacking. Here are 15 health benefits of cucumber:

1.Keep body hydrated
Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

2.Skin care
The high water content, vitamins A, B & C and the presence of certain minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silica make cucumbers an essential part of skin care. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can be used for skin tightening. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers can bring down the water retention rate which in turn diminishes the puffiness and swelling under the eyes. Cucumber skin also can bring relief to the skin caused by sunburn or windburn.

3.Fight cancers
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol – three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.

4.Control Blood Pressure
Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

5.Beneficial for teeth and gums
Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

6.Aid digestion
Digestive disorders like acidity, heartburn, gastritis and even ulcers can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumber are very effective in driving away the toxins from the digestive system and hence aid digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

7.Promotes Joint health
Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.

8.Treat tapeworms
Cucumber seeds are used as a natural remedy for treating tapeworms. Bruised cucumber seeds mixed with water are also effective in the treatment of swellings of the mucous membranes of the nose and the throat.

9.Nail care
The high silica content of cucumber also helps to prevent splitting and spoiling of nails of the fingers and toes.

10.Relieve gout and arthritis pain
Cucumber is rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, when mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

11.Cures diabetes
The cucumber juice has been found to be beneficial for the diabetic patients. This vegetable contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

12.Reduces cholesterol
Researchers found that some compound called sterols in cucumber may help reduce cholesterol levels.

13.Stimulate hair growth
Cucumber contains silicon and sulphur and thus a regular intake of cucumber can help promote healthy hair growth. For best results, mix cucumber juice with the juices of carrot, lettuce or spinach.

14.Acts as a diuretic
The water content of Cucumber acts as a diuretic. It encourages the elimination of waste products from the body through urination. Regular intake of cucumber helps to dissolve bladder or kidney stones.

15.Aid in weight loss
Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who looking for weight loss.


When buying cucumbers, choose the ones that are firm to touch and dark green in color. Do not buy overly matured or yellow colored as they are prone to contain more insoluble fiber and mature seeds. Go for organically grown cucumbers to get a rich taste and nutritients content.

source:http://www.healthonlinezine.info/15-health-benefits-of-cucumber.html

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by mightlove(f): 10:50am On May 13, 2013
wow, good to know. this is very informative.I shall sure eat lots of cucumber from now on.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Nobody: 1:49pm On May 13, 2013
Thanks for the information
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by DICKtator: 1:50pm On May 13, 2013
Hey!!!! you forgot to add that most ladies stick it in as an alternative to coke bottles thereby aiding in achieving orgasm !!!!!!
grin grin grin grin

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by rozayx5(m): 1:51pm On May 13, 2013
cool
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Lilimax(f): 1:53pm On May 13, 2013
What a coincidence!. Just had it after my lunch this afternoon wink
Thanks for sharing the information.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by yuzedo: 1:55pm On May 13, 2013
op, bro, can a babes use cucuber to do "dat tin" wit theirsef?? pliisss am askin for a frend. undecided undecided
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by greatgod2012(f): 1:56pm On May 13, 2013
The fact is that, fruits, generally are good and healthy for human consumption, cucumber inclusive.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Nobody: 1:57pm On May 13, 2013
Lilimax: What a coincidence!. Just had it after my lunch this afternoon wink
Thanks for sharing the information
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As you can see, Cucumbers are VERY popular with the ladies grin grin

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by bigiyaro(m): 1:59pm On May 13, 2013
DICKtator: Hey!!!! you forgot to add that most ladies stick it in as an alternative to coke bottles thereby aiding in achieving orgasm !!!!!!
grin grin grin grin
baaad boy
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Xb4Real: 2:00pm On May 13, 2013
Wat abt me dat eat it raw wit groundnuts sumtyms? Is it gud or harmful to my health @OP?

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by lifestyle1(m): 2:01pm On May 13, 2013
DICKtator: Hey!!!! you forgot to add that most ladies stick it in as an alternative to coke bottles thereby aiding in achieving orgasm !!!!!!
grin grin grin grin

jackbauersballs:

As you can see, Cucumbers are VERY popular with the ladies grin grin

yuzedo: op, bro, can a babes use cucuber to do "dat tin" wit theirsef?? pliisss am askin for a frend. undecided undecided


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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Temismith(f): 2:03pm On May 13, 2013
Tanx for d informative.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Marpol: 2:04pm On May 13, 2013
If you desire twins, feed your husband cucumber! Tested and trusted.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by everyday: 2:07pm On May 13, 2013
I never knew cucumber was so beneficial to health.Thanks for sharing the info and makeing me learn more.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Gee001(f): 2:10pm On May 13, 2013
Tnx, very informative. Generally fruits are healthy not just cucumber.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by palugycolina(m): 2:11pm On May 13, 2013
cumcumber helps in fighting against infertility ..
Promotes sperm counts..

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by digitite: 2:15pm On May 13, 2013
Interesting. I like them cucumbers cool.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by IAMBREEZY: 2:15pm On May 13, 2013
Temismith: Tanx for d informative.
wtf are you saying,
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by aniiii(f): 2:18pm On May 13, 2013
I love cucumbers wink

Oooohhh yeeeehhhh!!! kiss
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by xynerise: 2:21pm On May 13, 2013
For good eye sight.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Nobody: 2:27pm On May 13, 2013
yuzedo: op, bro, can a babes use cucuber to do "dat tin" wit theirsef?? pliisss am askin for a frend. undecided undecided

Boring#
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by ikole: 2:29pm On May 13, 2013
If you have peptic Ulcer, just grind cucumber and gabage together like a juice it will the ulcer. please dont add water because the two of them contain enough water. Take two glass cup every morning 1 hour before ur breakfast.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by ChiSun27(m): 2:38pm On May 13, 2013
cant do w/out my cucumber n watermelon...sure meks me piss lyk hell..but I dont mind.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by ikole: 2:41pm On May 13, 2013
YOU ARE 100% RIGHT
Marpol: If you desire twins, feed your husband cucumber! Tested and trusted.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by eagleeye2: 2:42pm On May 13, 2013
I had cucumber for breakfast today..... Actually some days are like that for me.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Occurstaem(m): 2:43pm On May 13, 2013
Whaow.I will start eating cucumber today.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by ikole: 2:44pm On May 13, 2013
YOU ARE CORRECT
palugy colina: cumcumber helps in fighting against infertility ..
Promotes sperm counts..
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber by Mishydoo(m): 2:46pm On May 13, 2013
Temismith: Tanx for d informative.



Maybe u need some!Heard it also works For retardedness!

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