Could The Common Cucumber Contain A Powerful Anti-Cancer Weapon?

Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body's overall health, often referred to as a ‘superfood’. Cucumbers are endowed with a unique secret weapon against cancer – called cucurbitacins. In studies published in the Scientific World Journal and the journal Cancer Research, scientists concluded that several different pathways for cancer to develop are blocked by cucurbitacins.

Could The Common Cucumber Contain A Powerful Anti-Cancer Weapon?Cucurbitacins belong to a large family of phytonutrients called triterpenes. And cucurbitacins A, B, C, D and E have all been identified within fresh cucumber.

The four types of cancers that appeared to benefit most from cucurbitacin treatment were breast, ovarian, uterine and prostate.

In some parts of China cucumbers are even consumed daily to reduce the risk of lung cancer in tin miners.

Juice Cucumbers For Added Anti-Cancer Benefit

One of the best vegetables to use in your juicing recipes is cucumber. As research becomes available we are learning more about how important it is to consume cucumbers and make them a part of your juices on a regular basis.

Cucumbers are often referred to as a ‘superfood’ because they contain most of the minerals and vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Juicing cucumbers is one of the easiest ways to utilize the cucumber for its mineral and vitamin content.

Please note, cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.


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