If you think those slices do wonders for your eyes, try them in a glass.

If you think those slices do wonders for your eyes, try them in a glass.

Ever wished you would find a magic elixir that would improve your health and solve your most difficult beauty blues? Try to drink cucumber juice. Made from the same veggie you use to puff your eyes, cucumbers do even better when they work from the inside out.

Hydrate your entire body

Made from 95 percent water, cucumbers are among the most economical vegetables for juice, and offer the most liquid for your dollar. Because of their high water content, cucumbers increase the hydration of your body, flush toxins, cool the body, help with weight loss and help with digestion.

Reduce your risk of illness

Cucumber juice offers the body a whole range of minerals, hormones and compounds to combat diseases. Silica helps promote healthy joints, helping you stay mobile for longer. Potassium and magnesium help regulate blood pressure and protect you against high and low values. Meanwhile, the trifecta of lariciresinol, pinoresinol and secoisolariciresinol lignans reduce your risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.

A new kind of energy

As an excellent source of B vitamins, your daily glass of greenery can replace your morning coffee. B vitamin deficiencies often present themselves in the form of fatigue, irritability and poor concentration. If you ensure that your body gets enough vitamins, you can reduce the chance of such symptoms, so that morning caffeine passes by so quickly.

Clarify your skin

Cucumbers have been used topically for years to reduce the puffiness of the eyes and relieve skin irritations. Internally they work just as well. Actress Liv Tyler swears by drinking cucumber juice to keep her porcelain skin flawless. No surprise, because herbalists have been recommending acne for years. This is perhaps due to the high antioxidant levels of the cucumber, which help to soothe inflammation in the body, reducing the risk of redness, puffiness and ugly spots.

About the author

Michelle Shea Walker is a certified holistic health coach, wellness writer and vegan / gluten-free blogger. Her health coaching company, Health Happiness & Hula Hoops, can be seen on the Fitness Magazine website and has some of Chicago's hottest burlesque stars as customers. Based on her lifestyle motto & # 39; Health is beauty & # 39 ;, she specializes in helping young women increase their energy, reduce their stress and discover a healthy glow.

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