Personally, I use cucumber in virtually all of my juice recipes and my salads.
They are refreshing and a great source of “nature’s water” as I call it. I say this because we not only need standard water, we need water that’s found in fruits and vegetables, it’s vibrationally different in terms of MHz.
Cucumbers are high in MHz.
Cucumbers are also widely used in most diets around the world for a reason: They are good for health.
In this research paper alone, cucumbers are said to have the following benefits: potential antidiabetic, antioxidant activity, cleansing action of toxins and waste, soothing effect against skin irritation, and prevention of constipation. And here are 8 health benefits of cucumbers in more details.
8 Health Benefits of Cucumbers
- Keeps you hydrated. Since cucumbers are 95%-96% water, they are deeply hydrating and aid in eliminating toxins from your body.
- Keeps your nails strong. The high silica content in the cucumbers helps your nails from splitting and breaking.
- Revives your eyes. Placing chilled cucumber circles over your eyes will help to decrease under-eye bags and puffiness.
- Loaded with nutrients. Our bodies need minerals and vitamins for them to act properly. One cucumber has your bodies’ daily dose of vitamins. These are some of the Vitamins found in cucumbers: Vitamin A, C, K, iron, calcium, and potassium, which boosts immunity, gives you energy and keeps you radiant.
- Reduces stress. Cut up a whole cucumber and place it in a pot of boiling water. The nutrients and chemicals from the cucumber will react with the boiling water, and release the beneficial properties through the steam. This will induce a calm, and relaxing aroma in the atmosphere.
- Helps hangovers. The high vitamin B, sugar and electrolyte content treats headaches and hangovers, so make sure you eat a few slices of cucumbers before you go to sleep if you have drunk alcohol.
- Alkalizing. They correct the acid imbalance in your body, which can contribute to disease. When your body is an alkaline state, germs tend to get a foothold.
- Prevents cancer. Cut down your risk of several different cancers by including cucumbers in your diet. Several studies demonstrate its cancer-fighting potential.
One medium sized cucumber
Vitamin C 5.5 mcg
Molybdenum 5.6 mcg
Vitamin A 223.60 UI
Folate 13.52 mcg
Magnesium 11.44 mg
Fiber 0.83 g
Low-Calorie Cucumber Recipe
- 2 cups finely chopped peeled and seeded cucumber
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup seeded tomato cut into small pieces
- 4-1 / 2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 chili (jalapeño, tree, etc.) without seeds and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (you can also use cottage cheese/ricotta)
- 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Mix the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, and the other 5 in another one. Then, pour the cucumber mixture in the second bowl, stir, and cover. Serve it whole-grain toast.
How to Grow Cucumbers
Plant cucumber seeds about 1/2 inch deep in rows every 12 inches, or three per 36 inches in a hill system style. If you grow them indoors then transplant them, make sure the soil is warm. Cucumbers have shallow roots so they need to be irrigated regularly during their growth cycle.
Compost or well-rotted manure mixed in with the soil will be beneficial.
Once the plants begin to vine, side dress them with a nitrate fertilizer for a greater crop yield. If you live in a windy area, wire cages can be used to train the vines. Try not to harvest them when wet.