CUCUMBER COOLER

3 Jun

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The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe.

  •  Cucumber has cleaning properties that removes accumulated waste and toxins from our body. It may improve arthritis since it eliminates uric acid.
  • It has been found that people with diabetes are benefited from the consumption of cucumber or cucumber juice.
  •  Cucumber included in diet helps people suffering from chest, lung and stomach problems.
  •  The magnesium content of cucumber helps in smooth blood circulation, relaxes nerves and muscles.
  •  The fibre content of cucumber helps in regulating cholesterol levels in the body and contributes to bowel regularity.
  •  A cup of fresh cucumber juice reduces heartburn, soothes acid stomach and gastritis.
  •  Cucumber helps in preventing splitting of nails of the fingers and toes as it is rich in minerals.
  •  Place a slice of cumber on the affected sunburn area. It relaxes and elevates the sunburn’s pain, heat and inflammation.
  •  Slices of cucumber placed on the closed eyes reduce swelling and soothe the eyes.
  •  Cucumber is a best source of silica- a trace mineral which contributes to the
  •  strength of our connective tissue. Connective tissue is a tissue that holds our body together.

 

COSMETIC BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER

  •  It prevents and treats under eye dark circles when slices of cucumber are kept on the closed eyes regularly before sleep in the night.
  •  It improves skin complexion and glow as it is rich in silica.
  •  It is used a common component in all the face pack preparations. The cooling, cleansing and diuretic properties of cucumber work as a best natural cosmetic for skin.
  •  Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth especially when it is added to the juice of lettuce, spinach and carrot.

CUCUMBER JUICE

makes 2 glasses

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large cucumbers
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp – honey

METHOD:

 Rinse and wash the cucumber off with water. Peel and chop. In a juicer , add the mint leaves, chopped cucumber and half a glass of water. Grind to a smooth paste. Strain using a muslin cloth or juice strainer  Mix in honey and serve chilled.

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