Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cucumbers Juice

Cucumbers Juice
Cucumbers, scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, are grown to either be eaten fresh or to be pickled. Those that are to be eaten fresh are commonly called slicing cucumbers. They are cylindrical in shape and commonly range in length from about six to nine inches, although they can smaller or much larger.

Cucumbers are an excellent juicing ingredient to use, particular in those warmer summer months.

Nutritionally, the cucumber has a relatively high mineral content. Its skin is most valuable as the cell salts and vitamins are in and near it.

It is also valuable source of potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, silicon, chlorine and fluorine. The cucumber taken with vegetables, cereals, fruits, nuts and salads enhances the nutritional value of food items. It is generally used as a salad in combination with carrot, beet, tomato, radish, lettuce and other vegetables. The addition of some curd to the salad will make it a tasty food of great nutritional value.

Cucumbers contain a lot of water and the people of the Middle East and Central Asia are known for drinking Cucumber juice. In these countries, people drink Cucumber juice on hot days to help cool their body.

Cucumbers have a lot of Vitamin A in their peel, but if buy waxed Cucumbers, then should peel the Cucumber. Once this happens though, most vitamin A will be loose.

Cucumber juice in combination with the juice of carrots, beets and celery, has a very beneficial effect in the conditions associated with accumulation of uric acid such as arthritis, gout and rheumatism.

Raw cucumber juice has a variety of health benefits. It is traditionally used for:
*Fluid Retention
*Hair Loss
*High Blood Pressure
*Stomach Disorders, such as hyperacidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers.
*Weight Loss.
Cucumbers Juice

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