Is cucumber juice nature’s most well-kept wellness secret?

It’s time cucumbers stop being a humble face mask accessory
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Is cucumber juice nature’s most well-kept wellness secret?

Even if you’ve managed to never drink anything green in your life, you probably know of all the greens making it onto the wellness scene. First it was kale, then celery, and now it seems cucumber has made the jump from being on our eyelids to the juicer.

Searches for 'cucumber juice benefits' are up an impressive 99 per cent on Pinterest, according to their annual report. But everyone can call off the search now because we’ve rounded up all the things that happen when you drink a glass of cucumber juice a day.

It’s super hydrating

Unsurprisingly, considering cucumbers are made up of 95 per cent water, cucumber juice is seriously good for hydration. According to wellness insiders, cucumber water is “an ideal way to properly hydrate the body since it contains beneficial electrolytes that have the ability to bring nutrients and hydration deep into cells […] making it far more effective than water alone.”

It helps with digestion

Wave goodbye to heartburn and indigestion as cucumber water can help alleviate digestive problems. Cucumber seeds are known for their healing and body heat-reducing qualities and are often used to prevent constipation in traditional forms of medicine. The electrolytes and magnesium within cucumber water also help hydrate the gut and digestive lining which makes for a healthier digestive system.

It’s jam-packed with nutrients

Cucumber water contains essential nutrients such as magnesium, vitamins A and C, and potassium. Not only that, but a single cup of cucumber water contains 22 per cent of your daily vitamin K, which can boost your metabolism and nutrient absorption.

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