3.08.2013

FOOD | Cucumber: A Health & Beauty Ally... in your Grocery Store!

Hi Girls!

As I always say, true beauty comes from the inside-out!
A healthy body, is a beautiful body.   And you don't need to go too far or spend too much to find answers to your problems.  Most of the times, it's wise Mother Nature, that has a helping hand :)

Just like you saw in my Green Tea post, natural foods are a great ally for both health and beauty.


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Now, let me introduce you today to the benefits of Cucumber!

 1♥  Anti-inflammatory!  Place a slice over your eyes and its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce puffiness, swelling and dark circles.

2♥  Rehydrates body and Eliminates Toxins! Cucumbers are 95 percent water!  This helps you keep your body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins.

3Good Source of Vitamins!  Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. As in most vegetables, it's the skin that contains the biggest amount of vitamins.  Cucumber skin is a great source for vitamin C!
4♥  Acts as a diuretic!   Due to it's high percentage of water, cucumber encourages urination causing you to eliminate toxins in the process.
5♥  Great ally for Weightloss!  Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is ideal if you're looking to loose some weight.  It makes you feel fuller, and you can eat all the cucumber you want and still be on the safe side!

6 No more digestive issues!  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. So you should include cucumber in your diet if you have a tendency to have constipation.

7  Cucumber should be part of your skin care routine!  Its high water content, vitamins A, B & C and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silica make cucumbers highly beneficial to your skin.  Cucumber can also help you relief sunburns,  due to its cooling effect.  It also has great cleaning and cleansing property helps your skin tremendously making it softer and it is believed it also evens skin tone!

Seriously, what more could we ask for???!

I don't know about you... but I'M having some cucumber this weekend!


Stay healthy!


 




3 comments:

  1. Great post! I love cucumbers, they're really good.

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    1. They are!!! I think I'll have some tomorrow! Thanks for commenting Ashley! Means so much to me! <3

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