Do You Know the 4th Most Cultivated Vegetable in the World?
It’s the cucumber…often referred to as a superfood. Making this vegetable great for juicing.
Cucumber is called (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and burpless.
Cucumber orginated from south Asia, but today they grow on most continents.
The Benefits of Juicing Cucumbers
Hydrates the Body
Cucumbers contain a great amount of water and minerals, which makes it able to regulate body temperature. The rich water helps in the body process of carrying nutrient-rich water to the cells and carrying waste from the cells. It is in the process of removing toxins from the body. Cucumbers are about 95 percent water.
Cucumbers are known for containing a good amount of vitamin C and caffeic acid, which gives it anti-flammatory properties. They are dense in phytonutrient known for anti-cancer benefits. Cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secioisolariciresinol. These lignans have a connection of reducing certain cancer types, like breast cancer, uterine cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. There is very good research on this subject matter.
Regulates Blood Pressure & Reduces Cholesterol
Researchers found that a compound called sterols in cucumbers might help in reducing cholesterol levels. Cucumbers contain a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber. These work effectively for regulating blood pressure. It works with low blood pressure or high blood pressure.
Beautiful Looking Skin
Cucumbers are great for the skin. The large amount of water in cucumber helps to keep skin cells nourished and hydrated. The silicon and sulfur in cucumbers help to stimulate hair growth.
How’s Your Joint Health….
Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is known to promote good joint health by strengthening the connective tissues
Recipe for Flushing Toxins
2 celery stalks
2 medium broccoli flowerets
Wash all vegetables. Peel cucumber if it is not organic – cut to fit juicer. Cut the broccoli flowerets to fit your juicer. Process all ingredients. More recipes www.magicofjuicing.com
The three vegetables together are a powerful detoxifier. You have your cucumber dehydrating your system. The broccoli cleanses the intestines and stimulates the liver. The celery reduces puffiness and cancels out the fermentation process of alcohol in your system.
Vitamins: A, B3 B5, C, K, thiamin, riboflavin, beta-carotene, biotin folate and niacin. Minerals: calcium, iron, iodine, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
It is highly likely cucumbers are sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic. Peel them if they are not organic. The peel on cucumbers contains 10 % of Vitamin C, of your daily recommend allowance.
Juice to You’re Health!