Sometimes you can hear, well, what's the cucumber water - water! Well, so not true! Indeed, the main component of cucumber - water. Its green fruits of more than 95%. Water, but what - in this structured and easily digestible water dissolved almost all the minerals needed by the body. Vitamins in little cucumber (C, E, B1, B2, PP, provitamin A), but such a variety of trace elements and minerals a little vegetable can boast.
And as a part of cucumber contained: glucose, fructose, starch, ascorbic acid, caffeic and folic acid, chlorophyll, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, chromium, silicon, chlorine, cobalt, zirconium, manganese, nickel, copper zinc, aluminum, silver, titanium! Nearly the whole periodic table.
Healthy, fit as a fiddle!
Due to the high potassium content cucumbers have the ability to stabilize the blood pressure. Iodine supports the work of the thyroid gland and has protivoskleroticheskoe action. Copper is necessary for the normal functioning of the central nervous system and the regulation of motor functions. Zinc is involved in the production of insulin, which makes the cucumber is very important staple diabetics.
And iron in cucumbers ahead strawberries and currants. The high content of potassium, silicon and sulfur makes prophylactic cucumbers indispensable to maintain healthy skin, hair and teeth.
The first reason to love cucumbers
- They can be used to strengthen health for a number of positions. For example, to reduce the pressure to establish digestion, support the work of the heart, protect against the cold. Cucumber juice has notable antipyretic effect, it is an effective means of prolonged cough, calms the nervous system, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.
Cucumber - beautician beautiful, it is no coincidence at all is a part of various cosmetic masks and lotions. It smoothes fine lines and supplies the body with B vitamins that eliminate the spots and stimulate collagen production. Rumor has it that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra not only took milk baths, but also in a specific pattern drinking cucumber pickle, and who knows what more it owes its legendary beauty, milk or cucumber! After all, cucumber juice, pickle and have properties to maintain the skin in good shape, moisturize and provide vitamins and trace elements.
Simple universal mask.
Grate the cucumber on a fine grater and add one egg. Beat all together and apply on your face na5-10 minutes. This mask is very useful for normal and combination skin at any age. She is very well-tones the skin, improves the complexion.
The mask for sensitive skin.
In summer, people with sensitive skin often appears on the face blush, appear small vessels. This phenomenon is called rosacea. Cucumber with blueberries - a good combination to deal with such a problem. On a fine grater grate a sufficient amount of cucumber. To him it is to squeeze a couple of blueberries, mix well. Got a lot of pale purple. put on the face, keep the mask for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and rinse with cold.
Mask for oily skin.
On a fine grater rub the cucumber and add to it a spoonful of white clay, mix and apply on face. Keeping to dry, we wash off. If you regularly twice a week to do the mask, the skin will no longer shine, acquire haze.
Cottage cheese and cucumber mask
. 2 tablespoons fresh cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, grated on a coarse grater cucumber, a little parsley - and lightly salt the mix. The prepared slurry was applied to the face for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water, then rinse face with cold water. Suitable for all skin types.
lotions of cucumber juice
- A single song! They are popular for a long time. Cucumber juice refreshes and whitens the skin, helps to remove acne, freckles and dark spots.
The simplest use for cosmetic purposes cucumber - wipe your face night slice of cucumber and yogurt grease, perfectly helps with pigmented spots and freckles. And to relieve swelling, bags under the eyes caused after a sleepless night, try to attach to the centuries of slices of cucumber
the second reason to love cucumbers
- Their ability to make us younger and more beautiful, with incredible ease of use.
Lose Weight with cucumber
Cucumber can help in the fight against excess weight, because it is - the most low-calorie fruit. 100 g weight of cucumber contains only 15 calories. Cucumber - is an excellent source of fiber, which regulates the bowel, so it is indispensable in the diet, because the amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat negligible, so stout can not be!
Furthermore, there is a unique substance cucumber - tartronic acid, which allows to lose weight. This acid does not allow the carbohydrates turn into fat.
But, in addition, cucumbers are mild laxative, and helps release excess water from the body, which is also important in the process of getting rid of excess weight.
The third reason to love cucumbers
- They do not add extra centimeters to us at the waist, and on the contrary, contribute to the improvement of the figure. Nutritionists advise to do "cucumber fasting days" once a week.
The smell of cucumber
• Not less than useful qualities, we love cucumbers for their refreshing taste and a wonderful aroma of cucumber. That's
The fourth reason.
A pleasant fragrant smell cucumber due to the presence therein of essential oil (about 10 mg per 1 kg). The aroma of fresh cucumber is able to get rid of headaches, insomnia and depression. All odors emotionally painted, causing certain associations, but the cucumber salad smell summer and holidays, freshness and youth. I do not know what it is connected, but, according to some studies, women fresh cucumber flavor of attraction is one of the first places, ahead of floral aromas. No wonder many perfume makers make notes of cucumber odor.
I would like to dwell on the bitter cucumber. More recently, we were grieved if some bitter cucumbers came across instances, dumped, cleaned rind. It turns out that this is not worth it, bitter cucumber, of course, the taste is not very pleasant, but their value in the other. Bitter taste of cucumbers caused by the content of steroidal saponins kukurbitatsinov. These substances are formed from many members of the gourd family. As proved in recent years, kukurbitatsiny capable of suppressing abnormal growth of tissues and therefore may find use as anti-cancer agents. So, do not be amiss to prophylactically not to throw away, and eat the bitter fruit.
Crusts bitter cucumber can be used as powder burns, diaper rash, acne and pimples, for this they must be clean, dry and grind into a powder.
It is believed that the bitter cucumber more useful for heart, small intestine, pancreas than normal, even in China their specially grown and make medicaments.
And yet the bitterness in cucumbers is useful for the liver, if you have spots, do not throw the peel of bitter cucumber, think of it as a medicine.
• And this
Cucumber - wonderful fruit Indian vines capable of returning health, preserve youth and beauty, worthy of love and admiration, do not neglect the cucumbers in the summer season, when their use is especially great!