Below is the list of health condition which modern science says we will benefit from the powerful nutrition of cucumber.
ULCER: Due to its alkalinity and other healing properties, cucumber helps to soothe as well as heal duodenum and stomach ulcer
SUN BURN: Gently rub cucumber juice on the affected area for a healing and cooling effect
PUFFY EYES: For people who wake up in the morning with puffy eyes, lie down and put a slice of cucumber on the eyelids of each eye for at least ten minutes. This will minimize the puffiness
HAIR GROWTH: The silicon and sulphur in cucumber promotes hair growth. Drink it mixed with carrot, spinach or lotuses juice to increase its function
SKIN CONDITIONS: Applying cucumber juice or paste to the skin will heal many skin disease conditions such as psoriasis, Eczema, ache, Etc.
ACIDITY: (Body too acidic), the alkalinity of the mineral elements in cucumber juice effectively neutralized the body acidity caused by bad foods.
CONNECTIVE TISSUE BUILDING: Being high in silica cucumber helps to build and regenerate lost connective tissues, muscles, bones, cartilages, tendons and ligament.
BLOOD PRESSURE: Like celery, the juice of cucumber helps regulate blood pressure
DIURETIC: Cucumber Juice is diuretic, encouraging urination. The juice of cucumber also helps to dissolve kidney stones.
FEVER: Because of its cooling properties, drinking cucumber juice will help lower fever temperature
COOL-DURING DRY AND HOT WEATHER: A drink of a glass of cucumber and celery juice cools the body
WATER RETENTION: One of the diuretic properties cucumbers removes water from the body.
INFLAMMATORY DISEASES-ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM: Cucumber helps to counter uric acid accumulations, which often are the causes of inflammatory diseases of the joint.
SELECTION CRITERIA USE/CARE
Choose cucumbers that are dark green in color and firm in touch
Do not buy or select cucumber that are wrinkled or yellowish at either end or soft anywhere as they are sign of rot
Cucumber stored in vegetable bin of the refrigerator will retain their freshness for up to a week. Cut cucumber should be kept wrapped up in plastic or put in an air-tight container and well kept in refrigerator for a day or two
Wash your cucumber under running water and scrub them gently with vegetable brush. It might help to soak cucumber for 5-10 minutes with 1-2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
There is need to soak your cucumber because some might have been treated with pesticide. So soaking cucumber with several drops of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide will eliminate the effects of the pesticide
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