WHY WE SHOULD START EATING CUCUMBER


Cucumber is most common and cultivated fruits in the world and known to be one of the best fruits for health. It belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. This fruit contains 95% of water, which helps you to keep hydrated throughout the day, especially during the summer. Its scientific name is Cucumis sativus. This fruit was popular in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Cucumber is easily available and easy to cultivate. Its dark-green skin, crispy, moisture rich flesh and the taste is also pretty good.Add cucumbers to your salads and soups.


Health benefits  of cucumber

1.Fight  against cancer :


It is an excellent fruit for preventing cancer. Cucumber consists of secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol and pinoresinol and these three ingredients present in cucumber helps in fighting against cancer. It helps with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer. Phytonutrients called cucurbitacins present in cucumber acts as an anticancer agent. So it is highly recommended to add cucumber in your regular diet.


2. Help in  diabetes :


It is very good for lowering blood sugar level in your body, that’s why cucumber considered being the very best fruit for diabetic patients.Cucumbers contain critical hormones, which help the pancreas produce more insulin. Phytochemicals, polypeptide-P and charantin, present in cucumber helps in transporting the sugars into cells, thereby lowering the sugar in the blood.


3. Help   in  digestion:


Cucumber rich in water and fiber, which promote digestion. It provides the water generally body requires, so in order to avoid acid reflux, cucumber is a very good vegetable. Both water and fiber plays an important role for  food to move through the digestive tract quickly and more easily, which helps with constipation. So  it  is  highly recommended to add  cucumber  in  your  diet  for  relieved of constipation.


4. Reduce  weight :


Obesity is a major health issue in today’s world, people try different methods to reduce their weight, for example, they go to the gym, diet, run, jog, swim etc.. Cucumber is an ideal source for people who are looking for weight loss. Calorie contains in cucumber is very less. People generally enjoy cucumber like raw in salads, fermented as a pickle, or in vegetable juices.


5. Regulate blood  pressure :


Cucumbers contain a lot of fiber, potassium, and magnesium, which work effectively for regulating blood pressure. That is why cucumber is good for treating both high blood pressure and low blood pressure.Regular  intake  of  cucumber can bring  blood pressure in to  normal level.


6. Keeps you hydrated :


Cucumber  is  a perfect food  during  summer because  it  contains  95% of  water , thereby  it  keeps you  hydrated all  the  time .You  dont feel thirsty after eating cucumber .

7. Protect your brain :

An anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin present in cucumber play an important role in brain health, which improves your memory and learning impairment. It also helps in treating Alzheimer's disease. It also contains multiple vitamins like B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). These vitamins help in reducing the symptoms of Anxiety.

8 Bone health : 

 Cucumber is  very  good  for  our  bone  health . Studies  show  that  Vitamin K present  in  cucumber can prevent osteoporosis in people. Vitamin K can help in  bone health and lower the chances of bone fractures. It also contains calcium that helps in  development and functioning of bones preventing any bone related disorders.

 

SOME OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER



Ø  Eating cucumbers may  help to release excess heat in your stomach thereby  freshen your breath .


Ø  Cucumber  is  very  good  for skin , it  has a cooling effect  that decreases swelling, inflammation and  irritation.


Ø  Cucumber is  also  very  good for  overall bone  health .


Ø  Cucumber is known to dissolve kidney stones.


Ø  Cucumbers can help in  lowering  the inflammatory response in the body .


Ø  It also acts as a natural painkiller .

Ø  The magnesium present in  cucumber helps in smooth blood circulation, relaxes nerves and muscles.

Ø  If cucumber slice placed on the closed eyes reduce swelling and soothe the eyes

Ø  Silica present in  cucumber improves skin complexion and glow

Ø  Cucumber juice has diuretic properties helping to prevent kidney stones.



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