We pick back up on our journey through the benefits of juicing various fruits and veggies today with the cucumber. I always grew up thinking cucumber was a veggie, much like tomatoes, but it’s technically a fruit! This cylindrical vine fruit is a great addition to many great juicing recipes, so let’s take a look at why.
The Benefits of Cucumber
Loaded with Vitamin K
Adding cucumber to your recipes for juicing at home is great for getting Vitamin K, which is essential for the development of strong bones. In addition, Vitamin K nourishes your kidneys and acts as a blood coagulant which helps prevent lots of blood loss due to injury or in surgery.
Cucumbers contain sterols, which some studies show may help your heart by reducing bad cholesterol levels. That makes cucumbers an important ingredient in heart healthy juicing recipes!
According to Louise Tremblay, Cucumber juice also provides a source of copper, which helps your body produce neurotransmitters, the family of chemicals your brain cells need to communicate. I wouldn’t be able to write this post without these important neurotransmitters!
In addition, cucumbers make great additions to juicing recipes for weight loss because of the high water volume and low caloric value.
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Source for insights: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-cucumber-juice-6930.html