"It has been long known that rubbing a sliced cucumber on your skin will help improve elasticity, resulting in a more youthful complexion."
People living in the Middle East and India have been eating cucumbers for hundreds of years as a natural coolant. This long juice-heavy vegetable is refreshing to eat and even more revitalizing when sipped from a tall glass.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice
Improves Nail and Hair Strength
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Cucumber Juice Nutrition
A good source of vitamin A, C, and K. Also a good source of phosphorus, pantothenic acid, manganese, magnesium and potassium.
Cucumber Juice is an excellent source of:
Cucumber Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A (beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Cucumber Juice
Cucumbers contain powerful compounds called sterols, which, as with so many plant foods, are mostly concentrated in the skin. Sterols have been shown to block the absorption of dietary cholesterol in the colon. Cucumbers are also an excellent source of silicon. The body uses this essential mineral as one of the building blocks for connective tissue, which includes muscles, bone and ligaments. But what has made this mineral known as “the beauty mineral” is its ability to improve skin, nails and hair. Less recognized is silicon’s important role in the reduction of disorders like insomnia, atherosclerosis and tuberculosis.
It has been long known that rubbing a sliced cucumber on your skin will help improve elasticity, resulting in a more youthful complexion, and as an added bonus, it can reduce eye puffiness, as is testified by many women who place a cucumber slice under each eye. This could be attributed to two useful compounds called ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, both able to prevent water retention.
Preparing for Juicing
Rinse off, cut lengthways to fit into hopper, and juice with skin, seeds and all.
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Cucumber Juice Tips
Push cucumbers through the juicer slowly and watch a fountain of youth pouring out of your machine. They are one of the most inexpensive vegetables to juice, and are more refreshing on a hot summer day than your neighbor’s Bud, in spite of what those Super Bowl commercials tell you. Healthier, too.
Picking Perfect Produce
Look for firm cucumbers with a dark green, bumpy, wrinkle-free skin. If possible, choose non-waxed. Avoid cucumbers with yellowing, which will result in a bitter juice.
Storing Your Produce
Will store loose in refrigerator for 6 days.
A great refreshing addition to any veggie juice.
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