Cucumber is one of the most commonly grown vegetables in the world, and is known for being one of the foods that have numerous health benefits; in fact, many dietitians refer it as a super food. There are many advantages of including cucumber in your diet.
It Keeps You Hydrated
If you are very busy and do not have time to drink water, eat cucumber, which is made of 90% water. It will help to offset the fluid loss in the day.
Decrease the Body Heat
Cucumber has a cool soothing effect, and it is because of this reason, beauticians tend to keep it on eyes during treatments. When consumed, it helps decreases the acidity level.
It Eliminates the Toxins
All the water you find in the cucumber acts as a toxin broom inside your body, “sweeping” all waste within it. It reduces the load on kidneys and liver.
Replenishes Daily Vitamins
Cucumber contains most vitamins that the body needs in one day – Vitamin A, B and C, which give a boost to the immune system and help to make you look radiant and feel energetic.
Provides Minerals Good For Your Skin
Cucumber is rich in potassium, magnesium and silicon; ingredients that help your skin look younger, fresher and smoother.
It helps in weight loss
Due to its high water content and low calories, cucumber is ideal for people looking to lose weight. The best way is to eat cucumber simply after slicing, but you can also use it in the form of salads.
Helps in Combating Cancer
Cucumber is known to contain secoisolariciresinol, pinoresinol lariciresinol and three lignans that have a strong connection with the reduction of cancer of the ovary, breast, prostate and uterus.
Refreshes Your Mouth
Cucumber juices help in refreshing your gums. Cut a piece and press it against the palate using your tongue for a minute. The phytochemicals will kill the bacteria responsible for causing bad breath.
Improves Hair and Nails
Cucumber contains silica, a mineral that helps your hair and nails grow stronger. It also stimulates the growth of both.
To avoid being awfully “raw” in the morning, eat a couple of strips of cucumber before bedtime. The vegetable contains enough vitamin B, sugar and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients and reduce the effects of a hangover.
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