12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CUCUMBERS

CUCUMBERSCucumbers are a fun way to remain healthy and glowing. Protect your skin with them and consume them for some health benefits. Here are some interesting cucumber facts you ought to know:

  1. Cucumbers originated in India around 3,000 years back.
  2.  Cucumbers contain insoluble and soluble fibre that helps you feel full and also lowers bad cholesterol in your body!
  3. Cucumbers have 90% water content and help relieve puffiness in your eyes while moistening and cooling them. This is why they are used on your eyes at the spa!
  4. They are rich in anti oxidants, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, iron and a lot more minerals. Vitamin K has bone strengthening properties. Thus, cucumbers are a great way to build your bones!
  5. Cucumbers are low on calories and saturated fats.
  6. They are known to remove cellulite and wrinkles. So the next time you are looking for a solution for your cellulite, you know what to do!
  7. Rubbing a cucumber slice on your bathroom mirror will help you get rid of the fog and liven up the place with a spa like fragrance.
  8. Because of their diuretic property, cucumbers help in checking weight gain and high blood pressure.
  9. If you eat cucumber slices before going to bed, you will wake up feeling fresh and headache free!
  10. If you rub a fresh cucumber over your shoes, they will get a quick shine that will also repel water.
  11. The English cucumber is the largest cucumber that can grow over 2 feet long and is a ‘burpless’ cucumber. The seeds in cucumbers lead to gas in the stomach and English cucumbers are entirely seedless. Thus, they are not as embarrassing as the other varieties!
  12. To eliminate bad breath, press a slice of cucumber to your mouth’s roof for 30 seconds.

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