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  1 month ago

Cucumbers - a great summer vegetable

Some people make a mistake thinking that cucumbers are low in nutrients. This belief is probably due to the pale colour of the cucumbers and the fact that they contain a lot of water. But the truth is that only 20 calories containing cucumbers are very useful.

Cucumbers improve bone condition One of the most useful components in cucumber is vitamin K which is necessary for the bones. With a cup of unpeeled cucumbers you get more than 20 percent. recommended daily allowances for this vitamin. Vitamin K is involved in bone regeneration processes. Its lack has been linked by researchers to osteoporosis and the risk of fractures.

They also have a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels. Cucumbers are rich in various antioxidants; one of them is flavonoids. These organic compounds reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cucumbers help to hydrate. Fresh cucumber contains 90 percent. water. You can squeeze as much as 194 grams of liquid from one cucumber, and if you season the water with cucumber slices, it will get a pleasant taste, so you are likely to drink more of it. If you drink a little water, a great alternative - a salad with cucumbers.

If you want to loose weight, include more cucumber in your diet, They are low in calories, but have enough stomach-filling fiber and water.

Cucumbers also reduce the risk of cancer. Like flaxseed and sesame seeds, as well as kale, head cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, apricots and other fruits and vegetables, cucumbers contain certain natural substances called lignans. In the gastrointestinal tract, intervening bacteria convert lignans to estrogen receptor-binding compounds. Preliminary data from some researchers suggest that lignans may help prevent estrogenic-related cancers, including breast, ovarian, uterine and prostate cancers.

This vegetable also protects against diabetes, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure Cucumber juice contains a hormone that is needed by the pancreas to produce insulin, a hormone that is especially needed by people with diabetes. The plant sterols in cucumbers lower cholesterol levels, while potassium, magnesium and fiber lower blood pressure.

Silicon and sulfur, which are present in cucumbers, strengthen hair and nails, accelerate their growth. The same silicon strengthens the joints, thus strengthening the connective tissues.

Frequent eating of cucumbers and carrots will reduce arthritis pain. Cucumbers reduce uric acid in the body, strengthen the kidneys.

They are great for gums and freshens breath. Cucumbers are rich in vitamin B, sugar and electrolytes, which will relieve a hangover headache, if you get one :). Before going to bed, eat a few slices of cucumber to make the morning easier.

You can use cucumbers also topically. Cucumber slice mask effectively reduces eye puffiness. It contains vitamin C and caffeine acid, a natural anti-inflammatory substance. This combination effectively soothes the skin, reducing its irritation and swelling. For these reasons, cucumbers have long been used as the most readily available remedy for acne and mild sunburn. If you get sunburned, put on a slice of cucumber.

After learning about the benefits of cucumbers, you will want to eat them daily :).


  1 month ago
I like them but wouldn't eat them daily. Reply


  1 month ago
I eat cucumber on a regular basis and are very good for you. Reply


  1 month ago
no Reply


  1 month ago
Great shared information madam Ruta, thank you very much. Reply


  1 month ago
Could never eat cucumbers. Always had a bad effect on my stomach even when I was young. Reply


  1 month ago
It's good to know Reply


  1 month ago
I used to eat them everyday and got sick of them, they are essentially water but interesting facts! Would eat it but not pushed either way Reply


  1 month ago
Great,love cucumbers Reply


  1 month ago
That is very interesting when we have prawn curry we serve it with a cucumber raita which is an Indian side dish. It is ideal to serve on hot summer days, as it is cool and refreshing. Reply


  1 month ago
Personally don't like cucumber only use it for eyes to sooth and refresh Reply

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