Cucumbers - Nature's Miracle

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Besides having one of nature's most amazing smells - other than vanilla - cucumbers are probably the most underrated vegetable. It is honestly a little miracle plant, any beauty or fitness guru will vouch for that.

In fact, cucumbers are considered one of the healthiest foods on earth! Not only does it rid your body of cellulite {amazing!}, it also treats sunburn! Read lower down about more of this wonder veggies properties.

Did you know that cucumbers also act as a natural diuretic? So girls, if you are close to that time of the month, make sure to eat loads of cucumber and you will not be as bloated.  Read lower down about more of this wonder veggies properties. 

//Being a fan of smoothies is beneficial! It is quick, healthy and super tasty, especially if you make this delicious watermelon and cucumber smoothie! To die for!

//Planning a dinner and looking for a quick and easy appertiser? Then this stuffed cucumbers with feta cheese and procuitto is perfect for you.

//Listen, if there is one thing I love more than cucumbers it is a fancy open sandwhich and salmon. These two combined gives a modern twist on the English favourite. Find the recipe here.

//We all know that cucumbers are perfect for puffy eyes, but did you know that it also reduces the dark circles under your eyes because it is jam-packed with antioxidants and sillica? It also, believe it or not, has the power of reducing freckles and improves your complexion! {cucumber on eyes picture from here}

//Body scrubs are girls ways of saying 'with love from me to me' to their bodies. Treat yourself with this homemade DIY cucumber mint sugar scrub and get beautiful winter, or summer, skin in the process. 

//Lastly, by making your own cucumber and aloe mist, you will be doing yourself the biggest favour ever. It is described as such: The cucumber soothes and softens your skin, and also provides a cooling effect. The lemon acts as a natural exfoliator, leaving your skin smooth and soft. The aloe soothes your skin, promotes blood circulation, and improves your skin’s elasticity.

6 comments:

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

Cucumbers are really underrated in America. We pretty much only eat them in salads and when they are pickled.

-Jackie
http://ournashvillelife.com

Kristin said...

I was just reading the other day how good cucumber is for us, i need to eat more!

Dearest Lou said...

The watermelon cucumber smoothie sounds divine. Definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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Cecilia
Dearest Lou

Sara Lynn said...

Who knew cucumbers could be so amazing AND yummy! :)

The Lady Okie said...

I love cucumbers so much! I need to make that watermelon and cucumber smoothie ASAP. Sounds amazing.

Carly Blogs Here said...

This is such an informative post! I love cucumbers but don't eat them often enough & I definitely am missing out on some of their other benefits! Thanks for sharing!

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