Cucumbers are a popular diet food because they are high in water, low in sugar and calories, yet filling. They are also used as a kidney cleanser and diuretic.
The shiny skin should always be eaten in order to take advantage of the high silicon content. For this reason, always buy fresh organic cucumbers and avoid waxed cucumbers.
||1 cucumber, 8 inches
||China, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, and the United States
||Known as a kidney cleanser and diuretic. Help remove kidney and bladder stones.
||Provide healing properties for the pancreas.
||The silica and high water content help improve complexion, add a healthy glow, and hydrate the skin. Use juice or slices topically to treat sunburn, swelling, and dermatitis.
||High water content, low in calories, and filling for their size.