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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

SOME OTHER EXTRA BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER

Just came across some other extra benefits of cucumber I did not even know about and I will love to share it with you.
The caffeic acid in cucumber helps to prevent water retention and when applied topically ,helps reduce puffy and swollen eyes.
It also helps to lighten dark circles under the eyes. Cut two slices of cucumber  ,lay down and place one slice on each eye for five to ten minutes ,close eyes as juice from cucumber might irritate them. This action also brightens the eyes and is also beneficial for soothing tired eyes .this is especially beneficial for people that work with and stare at  computers screens for long periods.
Cucumber can also be used as a face mask for oily skin: grate a half cucumber into a bowl and add one teaspoon of rose water apply to the T-zone which is the fore head ,nose and chin. To reduce pores and tighten skin ,apply mixture allover face including under eyes and eyelids .Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel
Cucumber is an energy booster .If you want to get rid of afternoon tiredness without resorting to using caffeine ,eat some cucumber .The vitamin B and carbohydrate will offer the energy boost your body needs.
Cucumber can also be used as a stress buster : need to relax and unwind? Then cut up a whole cucumber and put in a pot of  boiling water .The nutrients and chemicals from the container will react with boiling water and release the beneficial properties through the steam .This will induce a calm relaxing aroma in the atmosphere. This works to cut stress  in new mothers and students taking exams
Did you also know that you can get ride of bad breath with cucumber? Press a slice of cucumber to the roof of your mouth ,use your tongue to hold it in place for about 30 seconds .The phytochemicals from the cucumber will destroy the bacteria which causes bad breath. Who could have imagined that simple looking cucumber can have so many benefits attached to it ?It will be a huge omission  not to always have it in our fridge.BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

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All articles in this blog are designed solely for educational and information purposes and is not intended to serve as a medical advice .If you have or suspect any health problem please consult your doctor/Health provider.