Cucumber. If there is a pick me up in your step today, cucumber is a great choice for a healthy raw food snack. This sour tasting fruit is known as a fruit aid, which can provide benefits like boosting circulation and improving digestion, and it can also stimulate the immune system. Although this wonderful fruit has many health benefits, it is also known as a slimming aid because it helps to reduce excess fat from your body.
Cucumbers make for a wonderful addition to salads because they not only taste good but they are a natural appetite suppressant. The reason they are so successful at suppressing your appetite, is because of the fat soluble fiber found in the cucumber's seed which helps to slow down our intestinal process and keep us full until we are ready to eat. Aside from being great as a great appetite suppressant, the seeds of cucumber serve as a powerful antioxidant helping to strengthen the skin and fend off free radicals. The antioxidants found in the cucumber also help to protect the skin from damage from the sun, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking a glass of cucumber juice a day can help to nourish and protect your skin while also improving your digestion.
When peeled, cucumber contains over sixty nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and sulphur. The cucumber contains a wide variety of nutrients that work together to help you lose weight. While eating a cucumber will not burn a lot of calories, the seeds are actually a good calorie burning agent. The cellulite in the peel of the cucumber is what actually burns the most calories so eating a slice of cucumber with your dinner will give you the desired results without putting too much pressure on your calories. Eating an apple, pear, or an orange with cucumber will give you both the calories that you burn and a wonderful flavor.