Cucumber Juice Lowers High Blood Pressure
Cucumbers...forever green and healthy! Most people think that cucumbers
are good only for using in salads and for putting on the eyes to soothe and reduce their
puffiness. You would be very surprised to know that these cucumbers have a much greater
benefit than the cosmetic one we all know about. Yes, cucumbers can be amazingly useful in
controlling high blood pressure. In fact, drinking its juice can help you in lowering blood
pressure without using medications.
Cucumbers, though they look ordinary enough, are abundant
in many beneficial nutrients. These are a good source of acquiring vitamins A and C which is a
powerful antioxidant and helps in lowering blood pressure, folate, caffeic acid and silica. If
this is not enough to sell you on the benefits of cucumber, then here is more. It is also rich
in potassium, magnesium and fibre, three constituents that are very important in the management
of high blood pressure. A recent study has shown that eating foods high in these three nutrients
is an effective way of dealing with high blood pressure.
With so many plus points, the only negative point is that cucumber juice is not
so easily available in the market. However, this problem can be solved by preparing its juice at
home. In fact, it is much better because juices made at home are more hygienic, truly fresh and
healthy than those available in markets. Making cucumber juice is easy as the water content of the
pulp is so high. However, this also means that most of its nutrients are in its skin. Therefore,
always buy cucumbers that are not waxed and can be eaten with the skin. The best cucumbers are
those that are firm, rounded and have a bright to dark green colour. Refrigerate them as soon as
you buy them and don’t keep them for longer than a day as cucumbers lose their freshness very
quickly even if refrigerated.
Getting used to the taste of cucumber juice is something that can take time.
Try mixing it with juices of other fruits or vegetables,
for instance carrot or celery. These two when mixed with cucumber, make a great juice and also
give additional benefits. If not these, then there are so many other options for you. Experiment
a little bit and come up with a satisfactory taste for yourself. The important thing is that you
do drink cucumber juice as much as possible.
Cucumbers have other benefits as well that should encourage you to drink its
juice. They can improve your skin, help grow hair, nails and teeth and even clean your kidneys.
Thus, drinking cucumber juice will not only lower your blood pressure but also give you a healthy