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Cucumber; Refresh your skin

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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You must’ve heard the simile, as cool as a cucumber. So how cool is cucumber? Well, that’s a tricky question. So let’s not go there. Let us see what cucumber has in stored for you and what the health benefits it has to offer are.

½ cup of cucumber cut into slices contains

Calories 8

Protein: .34gm

Fiber: .3gm

If you wish to know about the minerals and vitamin content in cucumber, here you go:

Minerals found in Cool Cucumber:

Refreshing cucumber possess the following minerals, others are in minute quantity.

Potassium – 76 mg

Calcium – 8 mg

Magnesium – 7 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mcg

Iron – 0.15 mg

Phosphorus – 12 mg

Zinc – 0.1 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Manganese – 0.041 mg

Also contains small amounts of other minerals.

Vitamins found in Cool Cucumber:

Refreshing cucumber possess the following vitamins, others are in minute quantity.

Niacin – 0.051 mgVitamin C – 1.5 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.014 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.135 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.017 mg

Folate – 4 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.021 mg

Vitamin A – 55 IU

Vitamin E – 0.02 mg

Vitamin K – 8.5 mcg

Health benefits of Cucumber:

Cucumber is good for your skin as it re-hydrates dry skin.

It replenishes the minerals, vitamins and water content and makes the skin young and beautiful.

It is good for hair growth.

It improves bad breath.

It has anti-cancer properties.

It helps in losing weight

It is good for your joints as well.

There are millions of other reasons to eat cucumbers. Make sure you add it in your diet as part of salad or in some drink etc. This is specially a great remedy for all those who dream of good skin, cucumber can definitely help you guys.

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