Cucumbers

  • Cucumbers contain Vitamin K which helps improve calcium absorption. Together, these nutrients contribute to good bone health.
  • As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants, cucumbers contain high levels of nutrients known as cucurbitacins, which may help prevent cancer by stopping cancer cells from proliferating and surviving.

  • Cucumbers contain cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E.

  • Cucumbers are believed to have anti-inflammatory benefits.

  • Used directly on the skin, sliced cucumber has a cooling and soothing effect that decreases swelling, irritation, and inflammation. It can alleviate sunburn. Placed on the eyes, they can help decrease morning puffiness.

 
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