Best Night Time Snack

Lipid lowering antioxidant in cucumbers removes toxins

Macro cucumber

Macro cucumber

The lowly cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is a member of the cucurbitaceae family like melon, squash, and pumpkins. It is a popular vegetable crop used in Indian traditional medicine since ancient times.

Despite huge exploitation of cucumbers in agriculture, researchers assert “comparatively very few studies have been published about its chemical profile and its therapeutic potential.”

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Here are our 6 scientifically backed reasons to love your cucumber:

1. This vegetable is very high in water content and very low in calories - use it as a night time snack.

2. It has potential antidiabetic, lipid lowering, and antioxidant activity.

3. Its cleansing action within the body removes accumulated pockets of old waste materials and chemical toxins.

4. The fresh fruit juice is used for nourishing the skin. It gives a soothing effect against skin irritations and reduces swelling.

5. Cucumber also has the power to relax and calm sunburn pain.

6. The seeds have a cooling effect on the body and are used to prevent constipation.

Reference Mukherjee PK, Nema NK, Maity N, Sarkar BK. Phytochemical and therapeutic potential of cucumber. Fitoterapia. 2013 Jan;84:227-36. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2012.10.003. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
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