Cucumber

Cucumis Sativus

Properties

Vitamin K Content-Keep the peel on your cucumber to reap the benefits of its vitamin K content. Vitamin K helps activate proteins that your body needs for healthy bone maintenance, as well as cell growth, and helps you form blood clots. Most of cucumbers' vitamin K content is located in the peel -- a cup of cucumber with the peel contains 49 micrograms of vitamin K, while peeled cucumber contains just 9 micrograms. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Rehydrates skin and replenishes daily vitamins - Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the skin hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the skin needs in a single day. The silicon and sulfur in cucumbers help to stimulate hair growth. in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

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