14th July, 2014 - Posted by Victoria Girard - No Comments
Cucumbers are such a delicious addition to salads and sandwiches but did you know that they are loaded with nutrients that promote more radiant skin? These tasty vegetables are high in enzyme-charged water, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and electrolytes. Bet, you had no idea that these seemingly simple veggies were packed with so many healthy ingredients!
This cocktail of skin loving nutrients nourishes and hydrates the skin from the inside out. But that’s not all this green beauty does.
Silica is found in ample abundance within the skin helping to build your skin’s resilience. Because the skin is such an important piece in the quest for more beautiful skin it’s vital that you buy organic when it comes to cucumbers.
The flesh is also concentrated with vitamin C (think brighter skin) and caffeic acid (now think soothing and anti-inflammatory.) The high concentration of caffeic acid is the primary reason cucumbers are so effective at relieving inflammatory puffiness under the eyes.
So, the next time you are slicing and dicing up a whole bunch of luscious vegetables for a gorgeous green salad, be sure to include a few skin loving cucumbers; skin and all! Just be sure to buy organic so you can safely enjoy the deep rich skin giving your skin the added boost of glorious natural silica!