Ode To The Cucumber-Healthy Reasons To Love Cucumbers!
Posted Jun 18 2009 1:31pm
Cucumber, cucumber I love you! Cucumber, cucumber you taste great , you remove puffiness from eyes before a big date. Cucumber, cucumber healthy part of a diet, you keep me skinny so I don’t cause a riot. Cucumber, cucumber delicious to me, you have so many benefits look below to see…..
Corny poem I know but it came to me and sometimes I get bored with all my normal writing so why not? I am not Shakespeare or even close but I do l love my cucumbers so why not a little love poem! Really though, cucumbers are probably one of my favorite things to eat! I slice them up and snack on them throughout the day-sometimes I will have 2 or 3 huge ones. They always make me feel full and refreshed and have so many health benefits. See for yourself:
Healthy Reasons to love those cucumbers!
-Composed of mostly water, low in calories and packed with nutrients. The cucumbers high water content helps keep the body hydrated, regulates body temperature, rids the body of excess fluids and cleanses the body of harmful wastes and toxins.
-Helps eliminate uric acid so it is good for those who have arthritis.
-Excellent source of potassium, vitamin c and folic acid.
-When placed on burns (sunburns too), itchy skin, swollen and tired eyes it can relieve these symptoms as well as dark circles.
-Relieves heartburn and soothes stomach acid or for those suffering from gastritis or ulcers.
-Improves blood circulation and helps relax nerves and muscles.
-Cucumber juice can be used as a soothing skin lotion.
-Skin of cucumbers are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium.
So besides being delicious, cucumbers offer up a host of wonderful health benefits! Make sure when buying cucumbers that they are dark green as this is an indication it is fresh. I also try to go organic on cucumbers since many cucumbers found in grocery stores are waxed to protect them during shipping. Since the wax is better not to be ingested I go for the organic that are not waxed.