If all this wasn’t enough, cucumbers can also help aid in healthy weight management. Cucumbers are very low in calories but provide a filling snack. Because the soluble fiber in cucumbers dissolves into a gel-like texture, it helps to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one of the reasons why all foods rich in fiber can aid with weight management.
Did I mention, cucumbers are also beneficial for your skin, nails, and hair? They contain silica which can strengthen dry and brittle hair and prevent hair loss, and strengthen bones, nails, and teeth. The classic depiction of cucumber slices on the eyes at a spa is one to keep in mind, cucumbers can reduce the appearance of bags or dark circles under the eyes. You can blend some up and apply it as a mask to the face or hair for some extra hydration and boost of essential vitamins and minerals.
Ways To Get The Goodness Into Your System
The list of the benefits of cucumbers literally goes on and on, but maybe it’s time to stop talking about them and start eating them?! Cucumbers make an excellent base for any fruit or vegetable juice. Their mild flavor and high water content are perfect for your juicer and do really well in my favorite green juice
Simple Recipe For Go-To Green Juice
This recipe is from our friends at Grounded Nutrition.
*Use organic whenever possible, if not possible be sure to wash the produce before use.
1 English Cucumber
1/2 Bunch Celery