Cucumber could be believed as one of the oldest cultivated crops that agriculturists believe it must have originated from India. Cucumber which is a creepy plant has a light to dark green color, thin skin, moisture-rich flesh with tiny edible seeds inside, and is mostly enjoyed best in salads or fruit salad. It belongs to the Cucurbitaceous family together with watermelon and pumpkin.
Cucumbers have been proven to be extremely beneficial for overall health, most especially during the hot weather since they are mostly made up of 90% water to keep the body hydrated and also contains important nutrients that are essential for the human body.
Benefits of Cucumber.
- Skin Care
Cucumber benefits range from preventing acidity to keeping skin well-toned.The flesh of cucumbers is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid while the hard skin is rich in fiber and a range of minerals including magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium. Also, cucumber contains silica, a trace mineral that contributes greatly to strengthening our connective tissues and muscles. Cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating and this in turn gives a healthy skin. Also cucumber can be used to treat skin diseases like sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. I'm sure you don't know it could be also used to make a healthy hair growth. Now you know.
Control Blood Pressure
Cucumber contains fiber and other nutrients which help regulates blood pressure and contributes to the proper structure of connective tissues in our body,muscles, bones, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.
Reduces Risk of Cancer
Research has shown that cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Also, they contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.
Supports Heart Health
countless research has shown cucumbers contain potassium, which is associated with lower blood pressure levels. A proper balance of potassium both inside and outside your cells helps to achieve that.
Helps Manage Diabetes
Every food item contains essential nutrients. The carbohydrates contribute in raising the glucose level, however, cucumber and it's nutrients can be easily digested by diabetic patients. Thus, consumption of this cool fruit keeps the glucose level in check.
Other benefits include
Helps in healthy weight
Helps reduce stress
Helps freshen your breath.
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