Cucumber: Tamer of wrinkles and friend of diabetics

in #cucumber6 years ago

The tempting green cucumber is known for its beneficial effects on health and the ability to smooth out wrinkles, but do you know that ideally suited to the role of a diabetic friend, effectively support the digestion process and allow you to quickly get rid of such nagging problems as gastritis, heartburn, nadkwasowość, and even ulcers or constipation? Check how much you can gain if it appears more often in your diet.

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Cucumber and its anti-cancer effect

The very strong polyphenols contained in cucumber, called lignins, minimize the risk of breast, cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer. The nutrients present in it, such as kucurbitans, have similar effects.

  • Source of antioxidants

A hearty cucumber is also an excellent source of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, beta-carotene or health-promoting flavonoids, such as quercetin, which is considered a natural substance with antihistamine effect. Another flavonoid present in cucumber, kemferol, helps to fight cancer and reduces the risk of heart disease.

  • Healthy urinary tract and kidneys

The high water content in the cucumber makes it effectively support the process of urination. There is also evidence that regular consumption of cucumber helps dissolve kidney stones.

  • It supports healthy digestion

The high content of water and fiber in the cucumber significantly supports healthy digestion, regular defecation and helps stop the adverse symptoms of acid reflux. The insoluble fibers that make up cucumber skin allow the food to move smoothly through the digestive system. This vegetable also contains an enzyme called erepsin, which helps in the breakdown of proteins. Regular eating of cucumber brings relief in digestive disorders, such as gastritis, heartburn, acidity, and even ulcers and constipation.

  • Brain protection

Cucumber is also a wealth of flavonols that improve memory and protect nerve cells from degradation, which occurs with age. For example, a flavonol called fisetin prevents deterioration in learning and memory in people affected by Alzheimer's disease.

  • A friend of diabetics

The cucumber contains hormones that support the pancreas in the production of insulin. This is critical to maintaining normal blood glucose levels and helping to regulate low and high blood pressure.

  • Promotes the health of the heart

Cucumber is a rich source of potassium, an essential electrolyte that helps lower blood pressure in the body. In addition, the interaction between sodium and potassium regulates the heart rhythm, nerve impulses and muscle cramps.

  • Prevents wrinkles

Extract of cucumber due to the ability to counteract the signs of aging and give the skin a young appearance is a popular ingredient in many cosmetics. In addition, vitamins and minerals contained in this green vegetable, such as biotin and silica, give the skin, hair and nails glow, and also fight cellulite.

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