6 Reasons to Juice Cucumbers Starting Today

by Nicole Graves on May 22, 2015

Slices of cucumber6 Reasons to Juice Cucumbers Starting Today

 

I love a good cucumber juice!   Cucumbers are always at the top of my juicing shopping list because they are inexpensive, yield A LOT of juice, and they have a mild flavor, which makes them easy to combine with other fruits and veggies.  Here’s six more reasons to start juicing cucumbers today!

 

1. Cucumbers Hydrate the Body

Cucumbers contain beneficial electrolytes that provide deep cellular hydration making it far more effective than water alone.

 

2. Cucumbers Can Help Lower the Odds of Developing Cancer 

Cucumber skin is loaded with chlorophyll and chemical compounds called lignans, making it an excellent anti-cancer food.  Cucumbers can be particularly helpful in reducing the risk of breast, uterus, prostate, and ovarian cancers. 

 

3. Can Help You Fight Stress 

Cucumbers are B vitamin-rich! B vitamins work with your brain to promote feelings of well-being and help reduce anxiety and stress. Vitamins B1, B5, and B7 are all found in cucumber and can work to reduce stress.

 

4.  Cucumbers Fight Inflammation

Cucumbers have wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits which can benefit autoimmune and neurological disorders. They can also help to reduce under-eye swelling and puffiness when applied externally.

 

5.  Cucumbers are Rich in Antioxidants 

Cucumbers are also packed with antioxidants and enzymes that help to digest proteins and destroy parasites and tapeworms in the digestive system.  It doesn’t hurt that they are also rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene.

 

6. Cucumbers are a Natural Diuretic

Cucumbers are also one of the best natural diuretics.  They help the body to get rid of wastes through the kidneys and help dissolve kidney and bladder stones. Fresh cucumber juice has the ability to cleanse and detox the entire body as well as help to alleviate digestive problems such as acidity, heartburn, indigestion, and ulcers.

 

Go get some cukes today!

 

Nicole

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