Thursday, March 02, 2006

The cucumber belongs to the family like melons, squash and pumpkins. Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus. This vegetable has very rich in water content and very less calories. It is an excellent source of potassium which promotes flexibility in muscles and regulates bloodpressure, vitamin C and folic acid.
Cucumber is a women's friend whenthey are on a diet but also for its cosmetic properties. Cucumber has a cleansing action within the body by removing waste material and chemical toxins. It might help in the treatment of arthritis. Its poor content in calories make it the perfect food for diet.
Cucumber Juice has valuable substance present for the treatment of the whole intestinal tract. The other health benefits of cucumber are low in calories. Cucumber juice is certainly beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic conditions. Moreover, the dietary fibers present in cucumber regulate cholesterol level and support bowel regularity. Cucumber juice is nourishing for our skin and hair. Young people who often feel nauseous and have poor appetite, and those with skin rashes or suffer from loss of hair color could have manganese deficiency. Including cucumber juice in their diet is a healthful tip. Its liquid has the reputation of being rejuvenator and makes us feel and lookyouth. Slice a cucumber and apply it on your face. Although the whole juice is the best skin lotion it is worth remembering that the peel itself, like lemon peel, should always be retained and used on the hands especially after they have been in a strong detergent or in very hot water.

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