5 Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice
Written and Published by BMT Foods, September 4, 2019
For years, the cucumber has been valued for its refreshing flavor and hydrating properties, which is why cucumber-infused water is often the beverage of choice in upscale day spas and hotel lobbies. But cucumbers offer more than just great flavor; in fact, many nutritionists and wellness professionals have touted cucumber juice for its rich vitamin and mineral content, as well as for its detoxification benefits. BMT Foods specializes in both HPP-Ready frozen, raw cucumber juice, and cucumber juice concentrate.
Researchers have noted a number of health benefits associated with drinking cucumber juice. Let’s look at five of them.
1. Good for the Skin
Cucumbers are an excellent source of Vitamin K and Silica, both of which are essential to healthy, glowing skin. In addition, cucumber juice is rich in antioxidants which are known to reduce inflammation, resulting in less redness and puffiness in the skin.
2. Good for the Eyes
Spa treatments often involve placing cool cucumbers over the eyes to help with puffiness (see previous point), but cucumbers can promote even greater eye health from the inside out. The antioxidants and Vitamin A in cucumber juice can reduce oxidative stress in the retina, helping us keep clear and vibrant vision. This benefit can also help delay or prevent the onset of macular degeneration as we age.
3. Boosts the Immune System
Cucumber juice is packed with Vitamin C and other minerals known to help promote immune health. In addition, the antioxidants and high-water content in cucumber juice serve as a cleansing agent to neutralize and remove harmful toxins from the body that can weaken immunity.
4. Regulates Blood Pressure
One of the predominant minerals in cucumber juice is magnesium, which is valued for its ability to keep blood pressure from getting too low or too high. Magnesium also serves as a natural stress reducer and may promote better sleep. Some studies have also suggested that the seeds in the cucumber may help reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in the body, which also may affect blood pressure.
5. Promotes Weight Loss
Aside from being a great-tasting low-calorie beverage, the antioxidants in cucumber juice are a natural metabolism booster that helps burn calories more efficiently. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, cucumber juice can make it easier to lose weight.