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Beauty > Cucumber benefits > Special foods

Beauty and health benefits of cucumber

Some of the many health benefits of cucumbers include their high water content (about 95 percent), their fiber-rich skin and their levels of potassium and manganese, which help regulate blood pressure and help promote nutrient functions, respectively.

* Eating cucumbers is an easy way to increase our water consumption.

* Under the crunchy thin skin, the pale green flesh contains about 95% water.

* One cup of diced cubes supplies about 90ml of pure water.

* Moreover, the dietary fibres regulate cholesterol level and support bowel regularity.

* Potassium promotes flexibility in muscles and regulates blood pressure.

* Together with its natural water, cucumber is the vegetable for sportsmen doing regular intensive exercise.

* The manganese in cucumber promotes functions of nutrients, especially those of thiamine, ascorbic acid and choline to improve their absorption.

* Young people who often feel nauseous and have poor appetite, and those with skin rashes or suffer from loss of hair colour could have manganese deficiency.

* Including cucumber juice in their diet is a healthful tip.

* Sulphite is a preservative commonly added to dried foods, dehydrated fruits and vegetables, pickles and wine.

* Some salad bars may use it to maintain freshness of their salads.

* These foods may contain the preservatives nitrate and nitrite, which can lead to the formation of carcinogenic N-nitroso compound residues.

* The combination of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid contributes to cucumber's cool and soothing properties.

* Its magnesium content relaxes nerves and muscles and keeps blood circulating smoothly.

* The thin cucumber skin is rich in fibre and contains a variety of beneficial minerals especially silica, potassium and magnesium.   Bookmark   Astrology   Chat Room   Classifieds   Computer   Downloads   Directory   Dating   Domain Tools   Education   eCards   Finance   Forums   Freelance Work   Free Hosting   Free Mail   Gallery   Games   Guest Book   Greeting Cards   Ham Radio   Health   Home Business   Hosting Tutorials   Hosting Directory   India   Jobs   Jokes   Kerala   Matrimonial   Music   Movies   News   News Letter   Recipes   Real Estate   Search   SMS   Tourist Guide   Top 100 Sites   Vote Us   Yellow Pages   Arthunkal Church   Site Map