Cucumbers are a vegetable from the Cucurbita family which includes pumpkins and melons as well. It has an elongated shape and variable size. The shell is usually dark green, while the flesh is almost transparent. The vegetable has a crunchy texture and great taste, and is pretty easy to grow and widely available around the world.
Below are some phenomenal health benefits of cucumber according to health expert.
Fights diabetes, regulates blood pressure and cholesterol. The vegetable contains a healthy amount of fiber, potassium and magnesium that can control your blood sugar levels and reduce the levels of cholesterol. Consuming the vegetable regularly will also regulate your blood pressure.
Fights cancer. Cucumbers contain lignans, secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol and pinoresinol, anti-carcinogenic compounds which can fight breast, prostate, uterus and ovary cancer.
Improves the health of your kidneys. Cucumbers can reduce the amount of uric acid in your body and improve the health of your kidneys.
Improves digestion and maintains your weight. Cucumbers are full of water and low on calories, making them ideal for weight loss. Additionally, they’re rich in fiber which will improve your digestion.
Improves the health of your hair and nails. Cucumbers contain a healthy portion of sulfur and silicon, two minerals that are vital for proper hair and nail health.
Improves your oral health and eliminates bad breath. Drinking cucumber juice often can revitalize your gums and reduce the irritation in your mouth. Cucumbers contain phytochemicals which can fight bad breath and eliminate bacteria in your mouth.
Great for hangovers. Cucumbers are the one of the ideal hangover foods they are rich in electrolytes, water and vitamin B which the body requires after a night of drinking. Experts suggest eating a bit of the vegetable before going to bed in order to neutralize the effects of the alcohol.
Reduces the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of the vegetable can reduce the swelling and bags under your eyes.
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