We juice everything deemed healthy. Carrot, apples, orange, kale (yuck), almond ; and the list goes on. Google for any healthy juices recipe and you will discover that nearly all fruits and vegetables can be juiced.

That said, we can’t help but to feel that we might have been overlooking one vegetable. Cucumber! Have you ever you heard someone say ” Hey , let’s grab some cucumber juice!”. So let’s talk about why you should start including more cucumber into your diet.

Skin

Cucumber juice can improve the look and feel of your skin, because it is high in antioxidants and vitamin C. These makes it an useful ingredient for treating skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, acne and even puffiness or swelling. You can either drink cucumber juice or rub it directly on your skin for a cooling effect; doing both will yield the most benefits.

Hair

Juicing cucumbers also benefits your hair. Cucumber juice promotes hair growth due to its silicon and sulfur content. Cucumber juice also contains other useful nutrients such as potassium, sodium, calcium and phosphorus. Research explains that hair particularly needs these nutrients, and recommends drinking half a glass of pure cucumber juice or including it in a vegetable cocktail each day for maximum hair benefits.

Body

Along with skin and hair benefits, one of the most popular uses for cucumber juice is weight loss. Cucumbers are about 96 percent water, and when they are turned into juice you are basically left with vitamins in a pure liquid state. Also note that, because cucumber juice has high water content, it is perfect for weight loss because it supplies necessary electrolytes, restores hydration of the body cells and keeps you feeling fuller for a longer period of time.

Cucumber juice is also often used in cleansing the body and can help to lower blood pressure, strengthen connective tissues, dissolve kidney stones and alleviate arthritis. We suggest that you juice organic cucumbers that are dark green and firm to the touch. Juice one or more whole cucumbers and drink that on its own, or mix it with other fruits and vegetables. Though many people have benefited from drinking cucumber juice, consult your doctor if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Go on, add a bag of cucumbers to your weekend grocery list!