Cucumbers make everything better. If you don’t agree with us, sushi rolls could bring us on the same page. Let’s analyze some benefits of cucumber in your diet!
It goes without saying how inculcating cucumbers into your diet leads to numerous potential health benefits, including weight loss, increased internal hydration, digestive regularity and lower blood sugar levels. However, if you are looking for those hidden facets of this popular identification, then you’re on the right page on the Internet.
To begin with, here’s a fun fact – cucumber is full of water, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid (amongst other antioxidants), vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. To name a few, you’ve got iron, potassium, magnesium, folate, molybdenum, and silica – all in one simple fruit (yes, it’s a fruit).
- Caffeic Acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid derivative and polyphenol, with potential anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral and antineoplastic attributes (backed by evidences). Upon topical administration, it prevents oxidative stress, thereby preventing DNA damage induced by free radicals.
- Manganese is an essential co-factor for the enzyme prolidase, which in turn is responsible for production of the most pronounced structural component of the skin, collagen. Consequently, it makes the skin more supple and youthful. It also is a protective barrier against the UV rays, sun damage and oxygen reactions.
- Vitamin K imperatively helps the body with cleaning and clotting of blood. It could do wonders in healing spider veins, dark spots, under eye circles and scars.
- Vitamin C – the one module of all sun protection and anti-aging products, is present in significant amounts in the fruit of cucumber. Vitamin C, or more popularly known as ‘ascorbic acid,’ helps with collagen build up, healing of skin and treatment of excess dry skin.
- Magnesium, with its antibacterial and anti-adult acne properties, is certainly your skin’s topical best friend. It is especially helpful for the skin type that is prone to (or suffering from) eczema and psoriasis. It’s also been proven to hike skin immunity.
- Silica essentially works on skin regeneration and cell renewal, it helps with water retention and resilience of skin, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Topically, it can also help with under eye swelling.
- Popularly known for its excellence in skin brightening, molybdenum activates the enzyme, Sulphite Oxidise, and consequently helps with age-related damage as well.
- We all know how Potassium helps with curing dry skin, but education about its effects on new skin cell growth is sparse. As an electrolyte, it necessarily helps maintain the pH of your skin, which should be around 5.5 (slightly acidic).
Depression and anxiety are relevant if you are someone who is dealing with skin problems mainly because of mental or emotional strain, cucumbers could be of your rescue. Eating raw and unpeeled cucumbers helps with stress management as it contains multiple variants of Vitamin B, including B1, B5, and B7 (biotin), all of which are scientifically proven to ease out the feelings of anxiety and altered self-esteem.
Soothing your skin with ice cubes and packs is all fun and games until you realize what you’re missing out on. Therapeutic facets of cucumbers cannot be overlooked, and it unequivocally goes far beyond tightening.
Don’t forget to try out the amazing benefits of cucumbers in Refresh Botanicals Daily Facial Moisturizer and Facial Cleanser. You will notice the difference within few days of application in your daily skin care routine.