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Five Benefits of Cucumber

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMKrysta Anderson
Cucumber

When you think about cucumber, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s a tasty vegetable, then that’s great! But what about the health benefits? The answers will surprise you! See below the fantastic five health benefits of eating cucumber below:
 
Hydrating agent
It’s summertime, which means it’s the best time to up your hydration quotient. I bet you never thought about cucumber, did you? This water based vegetable will do the trick, so load up on your servings.
 
Flushes toxins from the body
You’ve heard of detox water before right? One agent to add to the mix is definitely cucumber. It’s great for purifying the body 
 
Revives the eyes
Certainly this has been seen in just about anything that has to do with spa treatments. It’s a beauty hack for reducing puffiness and bags under the eyes.
 
Soothe muscle and joint pain
Cucumber is packed with vitamins and minerals, and if given the mission, will accept the soothing challenge — conquering aches and pains in the joints and muscles in it’s wake.
 
Breath freshener

Ditch those unhealthy mint and gum to freshen your breath and draw for, you guessed it — cucumber. Its consumption aids in fighting gum disease, with an added bonus of making you mouth smell great.