Be as cool as a cucumber

Do you want to be as cool as a cucumber? Add this vegetable to your diet during the warm summer months. Here is what it does for you:

Increases your consumption of both fiber and water. Adding a cool cucumber to your salad is a good way to increase your fibre intake because it comes naturally pre-packaged with the extra fluid you need when consuming more fibre.

Cucumber gives you a radiant complexion. Its juice is often recommended to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus its high water content makes it naturally hydrating – a must for a glowing skin. Cucumbers are also used topically for various skin problems, including swelling under the eyes and sunburn. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumbers also prevents water retention.

Good for people with high blood pressure. Cucumbers are high in potassium, magnesium and fibre. People who consume it have their BP drop to healthier levels.

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