Cukes, especially the peels are packed with skin-beautifying silicon. In one study, women with signs of sun-induced skin damage who consumed cucumbers daily experienced a 30 percent reduction in wrinkles after 20 weeks. Study subjects also enjoyed stronger, smoother hair and nails. Researchers say the credit goes to silicon's role in strengthening connective tissue.
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