Cucumbers are light, cool and yummy. But this is not the only reason why you should be consuming more of them. You should be buying loads of cucumber this summer, and here's why:
1. Cucumbers are a dieter's best friend. You can eat as many as you like without piling on the calories. They are rich in fibre and so give you the feeling of fullness without adding to your weight.
2. Cucumbers are very high in water content and thereby keep you hydrated in the hot summer months.
3. Because of high water content, cucumbers also act as a wonderful detox food. They help in preventing kidney stones by flushing out toxins from the body. A cucumber-mint juice is a wonderful detox drink.
4. Cucumbers are rich in vitamins like A,B,C etc. This is why they boost immunity and protect against disease, besides giving you vitality and energy. Besides this, they are also rich in anti-oxidants and slow down ageing on the skin.
5. Cucumbers have an innate cooling quality, which makes them a perfect choice for face masks in the hot summer months.
6. Everyone knows how to cool down and soothe tired eyes in the summers! Just place slices of cucumber on your eyes and your tired, puffy eyes will be refreshed in 10 minutes!
So what are you waiting for, go and buy a few right now!