How to Lose Weight by Eating CUCUMBER
Cucumbers are a silicon food with 800mg. Very few foods contain the mineral silicon; however, it is a major nutrient, often forgotten in general human health. With the increasing cases of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, silicon may eventually be recognised for its vital role in the proper construction of bones. Cucumber supplies 16 times more silicon than wheat or wheat bran. There’s a lot to be said about the ‘cucumber sandwich:, it will certainly provide strength to the bones plus promote hair growth, as hair is primarily made of silicon. Lettuce provides the ultimate silicon supply. There is no recommended dietary intake for silicon, but you can be assured it is required.
Cucumber is full of organic water (95%), ideal for those hot days. If you peel the cucumber, most of the silicon disappears but the sulphur (690mg) and chlorine (660mg) remain. Sulphur and silicon both promote a healthy skin condition; the cucumber facial is not just for fun, this vegetable really does provide cooling and beneficial qualities, both taken internally or externally. Natural chlorine in cucumber promotes rejuvenation of skin tissues and cleansing of the blood, plus chlorine promotes digestion of fats and proteins. The cucumber and yoghurt entree is an ideal choice before the main restaurant meal.
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Cucumbers also contain the enzyme erepsin which is required to convert peptides into amino acids. Cucumber is an excellent diuretic and helps to prevent kidney stone development, high blood pressure and rheumatism.
Cucumber can reduce excess uric acid in the blood, often a direct result of excess meat and chocolate consumption. Cucumbers are a good source of fibre and the seeds provide numerous nutrients such as vitamin E. Keep cool, clean and content with cucumber!
CALORIES – total: 24 kcal. per 100 grams Calories from: Carb: 20 Protein: 2 Fat: 2