Cucumbers are one of the most common vegetables used in preparing salad. Aside from it being used in the preparation of meals cucumbers may have wonderful benefits that you might not even be aware of. In this article, you would be enlightened on the health benefit of cucumber and the ways you can consume this juicy vegetable.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER
1. Cucumbers are made up of antioxidants and micronutrients
Antioxidants are molecules that block oxidation, a chemical reaction that forms highly reactive atoms with unpaired electrons known as free radicals. These free radicals can lead to cancer and can also cause diseases to the heart, lungs, and autoimmune.
Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants which help reduce the risk of these diseases.
2. Cucumber aids in weight loss
There are so many ways cucumber aids in weight loss
Because cucumbers have low calories, and have high water content, and are used in many dishes. All can lead to weight loss.
3. Cucumber may lower blood sugar levels.
According to researchers, cucumber has been found to help reduce blood sugar levels aside from this it can also help prevent some diabetic complications. Also, cucumbers have an effect on reducing stress. This fruit has a very great benefit to humans
HOW TO CONSUME CUCUMBERS
Cucumbers can be consumed as juice, salad, can also be mixed in stew, soup or rice
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