You may think that the title of this blog post is a little strange but stick with us. Because today we are bursting to tell you all about how amazing cucumbers are - and we also want to share a little bit about where we get our cucumbers from and why that’s good news for you juice lovers.
So cucumbers; they’re a staple in any salad and juice. But did you know that they are 95% water and packed with vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese?
Cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical modern diet. Not to mention that cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and other compounds that will reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
So let’s take a look at the health benefits of cucumbers…
They help protect the brain. Cucumbers are packed full of the anti-inflammatory flacon called fisetin which plays a huge part in brain health. Cucumbers can help protect your nerve cells from age related decline.
Fight cancer. Cucumbers can play a part in reducing your risk of cancer. They contain polyphenols called lignin which help lower the risk of breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers.
Reduce inflammation. Heard the expression “cool as a cucumber”? Well, cucumbers can help cool inflammation in your body.
Freshen breath. If you place cucumber on the roof of your mouth it will help get rid of odour causing bacteria.
Cucumbers can also…Relieve joint pain, reduce cholesterol, rehydrate the body,help diabetes and can regulate blood pressure. So as you can see, cucumbers are an all round superfood. Why not see for yourself by trying one of our Green Junkie Juices?