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Surprising Uses of Cucumbers

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 28, 2014
Cucumber is an amazing food source that offers a wide variety of benefits. Apart from it's usefulness in day to day life such as for defogging mirrors and cleaning surfaces, cucumber also offers a wide range of health benefits.
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    Cucumber

    Cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world. Cucumbers contain a number of vitamins and minerals beneficial for your health. Used in a range of cosmetics, they are great for your skin too. Here are eight ways you can benefit eating this vegetable. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Cucumber
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    Good Source of Vitamin B

    Cucumbers are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B. So, ditch the carbonated soft drinks and make a cucumber make you feel cooler in the summers. Since they are 99% water, cucumbers helps keep the body hydrated. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Good Source of Vitamin B
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    Solution for Puffy Eyes

    The anti-inflammatory properties of cucumbers can help soothe puffy eyes. Just placing a slice over the eyes for 15 minutes helps with the under eye bags. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Solution for Puffy Eyes
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    Good for Diabetics

    Studies have shown that a hormone found in cucumber helps the body with insulin production. People suffering from diabetes can benefit from drinking cucumber juice. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Good for Diabetics
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    Lowers Cholesterol

    Studies have shown that sterol, a compound found in cucumbers helps lower bad cholesterol levels in the body. Also, cucumber is a great addition to your diet as it contains negligible amount of calories and has great nutritional value. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Lowers Cholesterol
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    Beneficial for Kidneys

    All that water in the cucumber helps the body flush out toxins from the system. It also has cooling properties and aids in the functioning of kidneys. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Beneficial for Kidneys
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    An Ideal Food For Weight Loss

    Cucumbers are a great addition to any diet, especially if you are aiming to lose weight. It contains a lot of fibre which aids digestion and keeps you feeling full. It also contains almost nil calories and can be a great source of energy.Image Courtesy : Getty

    An Ideal Food For Weight Loss
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    Supplement for Nails and Hair

    Cucumbers contain silica which is known to do wonders to nail and hair growth. Eating cucumbers will make your nails and hair stronger and shinier over a period of time. Image Courtesy: Getty

    Supplement for Nails and Hair
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    Home Remedy for Skin Problems

    Due to its cooling properties, cucumber has long been used for burns and rashes on the skin. It also contains a high amount of vitamin C, which is great for the skin. Image Courtesy : Getty

    Home Remedy for Skin Problems
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