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The 7 Amazing Benefits of Cucumbers

What are the benefits?

1. Digestive Support
Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination. Hurray for healthy elimination!
2. Heart Health
Cucumbers contain the vital electrolyte potassium which is associated with a healthy heart. It’s important to maintain a proper balance of potassium and sodium in order to achieve optimal overall health.
3. Helps fight inflammation in the body
Animal studies with cucumber extract have demonstrated their ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes.
4. Highly Alkaline
Maintaining proper equilibrium in the body is imperative for good health. When the body is alkaline, nasty things like colds and flu’s cannot survive.
5. Reduces Stress Levels
Cucumbers are high in vitamin B, especially B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B7 (biotin). Studies have shown that vitamin B can help reduce levels of stress in the body.
6. High in Silica Content
Silica is a major component for building bone health. Silica also binds to aluminum to offset its toxicity and helps flush it out of organs.
7. Good for Brain Health
Cucumber’s anti-inflammatory flavonol, fisetin, plays an important role in brain health. Fisetin protects against progressive memory loss and cognitive decline according to animal testing.