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Doctor insights on: Cucumber Seeds

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What is cucumber seed good for?

What is cucumber seed good for?

You decide: Like all living things, cucumber seeds contain a huge number of substances some of which do things to cells in tissue cultures and so forth. And like everything else it has some vitamins and minerals in it. I would caution you against using this or any other supplement for a specific purpose, especially if you are actually sick. It's your money. ...Read more

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I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds  are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

Probably not: There is no question that some vegetable materials contain antioxidants and that there are doctors who will recommend these without any evidence of efficacy by appropriate clinical studies. They will probably not hurt you, but if you can prove they cure prostatitis and can market the substance that does it you may become very wealthy. ...Read more

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What is the prolonged effect of eating cucumber?

What is the prolonged effect of eating cucumber?

No problem: Cucumbers have a very high water content, a slight amount of fiber and no amount of nutrients. You can eat a lot of them without ill effect. ...Read more

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What does cucumber do for our health?

What does cucumber do for our health?

Healthy foods: Cucumbers are one of many vegetables that are part of complete & nutritious dietary plan. It's up to you whether you eat them raw or cooked. You don't have to eat them daily but it's always a good idea to make fruits & vegetables a major portion of your caloric intake. There's plenty of good evidence demonstrating benefit of vegetarian, Mediterranean & DASH diets in long-term health. ...Read more

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Cholesterol: all sea cucumber has been said to be able to lower cholesterol if eaten, is it true?

Cholesterol: all sea cucumber has been said to be able to lower cholesterol if eaten, is it true?

Possible: A diet rich in vegetables including sea cucumber or other vegetables, fruits and low in fats and starch coupled with regular exercise will lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is the nutritional value of a cucumber?

See: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=42

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My husband took a bite of cucumber and then gave the same piece to our 1 year old son. I worry how ok is that?

My husband took a bite of cucumber and then gave the same piece to our 1 year old son. I worry how ok is that?

That's fine: You don't hesitate to mouth-kiss your husband, I hope. Families share common bacteria and Junior has nothing to worry about. I trust he does not have an active fever blister. I'd actually be surprised if even oral gonorrhea could be transmitted in this way, and I trust this is not an issue here. There's no reason for "condom consciousness" in the ordinary, wonderful intimacies of being a family. ...Read more

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I eat iceberg lettuce and cucumber with oil and vinaigrette everyday, that's all I eat and all I wanna eat. Is it possible to get fat??

I eat iceberg lettuce and cucumber with oil and vinaigrette everyday, that's all I eat and all I wanna eat. Is it possible to get fat??

Of course it is : Possible to get obese if you eat enough of anything. In this case the oil and vinaigrette would be the calories... Though it is not likely to happen. You could definitely have high cholesterol without being overweight though. ...Read more

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I put cucumber slices under my eyes almost everyday is this good or not ??

I put cucumber slices under my eyes almost everyday is this good or not ??

It is soothing but: will not get rid of the bags under your eyes, or improve puffy eyelids much. It will feel good though. Change diet, or use tea bags instead that has tannic acid is more of an astringent than cucumbers are. Cucumbers are more moisturizing. ...Read more