You’re probably thinking, “Who eats cucumbers or makes cucumber smoothies?” Its green, it has no taste and overall, not so appetizing!
Yes, this may be true, but the moment you realize that cucumbers have AMAZING health benefits, eating one or making a smoothie everyday would be totally worth it in the long run!
Some of the benefits of cucumbers include:
- They keep you hydrated: cucumbers contain about 96% of water; therefore it serves as a perfect alternative solution to keep your body hydrated.
- Fights internal & external heat: Say goodbye to the discomfort of heartburns, acid reflux or sunburns because eating or even applying cucumbers on the body is a great heat reliever.
- Removes mouth odour: I know it sounds crazy, but it is true! If you’re suffering from an oozing breath, chewing on cool cucumbers first thing in the morning is a great way to eradicate the fowl smell.
- Promotes clear skin: Cucumbers work tremendously well on the skin, and that’s because they supply skin friendly materials like magnesium and silicon. Whenever you’re breaking out with pimples, rashes or acne, just eat them raw or rub the slices on your damaged skin in a circular motion. Do this everyday for 8-10 minutes until your skin regains its lusciousness.
- Cucumbers flush out toxins in the body, helps in smooth digestion of food, and are great for diabetics!
MAKE THE MEAL
You can snack on cucumbers by simply dicing them and eating them raw. Although this could become monotonous over time, incorporating them in your meals can be an alternative way to eat these amazing vegetables.
Make a simple salad with cucumbers and other vegetables or incorporate them into your meals by serving them with –
White, fried or basmati rice
Home made Paletas
MAKE THE SMOOTHIE
Cucumber smoothies are quick and easy to make! Just slice up a ripe cucumber into small and thin pieces and throw them into the blender. Add half a cup of warm water and blend it all together. You could pop it in the freezer to get it chilled or drink it instantly, your choice!
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