Healthy Tips


Cucumber is an important addition to a healthy diet. Used in juices, as part of health condition treatments, skin lotions or for its soothing capabilities the cucumber contains many elements creating health benefits.

Health Benefits

  • Cucumber is best natural diuretic known, secreting and promoting the flow of urine.
  • Helps in kidney and urinary bladder disease, liver disease and pancreatic disease
  • The potassium content of cucumber makes it highly useful for conditions of high and low blood pressure
  • Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps to digest protein.
  • The high silicon and Sulphur content of the cucumber is said to promote the growth of hair, especially when the juice of the cucumber is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.
  • A mixture of cucumber juice with carrot juice is said to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions resulting from excessive uric acid in the body.
  • Cucumber juice is also valuable for helping diseases of the teeth, gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
  • The high mineral content of this vegetable also helps to prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
  • Cucumber, radish and bitter gourd are beneficial in diabetes.
  • It also helps lung, stomach and chest problems, gout, and tapeworm.
  • Fresh cucumber juice is good to reduce heartburn or sooth stomach acid, also for those suffering from gastritis or ulcer.
  • Its fiber-rich skin and their levels of potassium and manganese helps regulate blood pressure and help promote nutrient functions.
  • Its the dietary fibers regulate cholesterol level and support bowel regularity
  • Its magnesium content relaxes nerves and muscles and keeps blood circulating smoothly.

Daily Consumption

Cucumber can be eaten unpeeled with a dip, can be added to your favorite salad or sandwich, burger or to your favorite vegetables.
Eating it in a liquidized form is also strongly recommended, whether as a juice blended with carrots, or a fresh cucumber soup – consuming cucumbers has too many benefits to ignore.

It does not end with cucumber consumption, why not indulge and make the most of the benefits of treating tired eyes and removing the eye bags under your eyes by placing a slice of cucumber over closed eyes.

If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, it becomes easier for cucumber to mask all the problem areas. It helps in soothing and softening your skin, which can get you relaxed in no time.

To get you started see the recipe section.


Brightly coloured capsicums whether green, red, orange or yellow are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. Providing vitamins, antioxidants and other health benefits have never tasted better.

Health Benefits

  • Capsicums are an excellent source of vitamin C and A which are two very powerful antioxidants
  • Capisicums provide two radical destroyers preventing and reducing symptoms of cholesterol, heart disease, cataracts, joint pain and osteoarthritis
  • They contain vitamin B6 and folic acid which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Lycopene a main ingredient in the capsicum helps to prevent cervix, bladder, lung, colon and pancreatic cancer
  • Promotes lung health

Daily Consumption

There are a variety of ways to prepare a capsicum, again similar to the cucumber it can be chopped into salads, added into dips, or oven roasted with a selection of vegetables.
Many adore the capsicum once roasted and stored in jars, or possibly as a tepenade.
Once you choose to consume the capsicum as part of your daily diet, you start to reap the health benefits of this produce.
For a home-style recipe, refer to the recipe section.