HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER

health benefits of cucumber
cucumber contains a lot of nutrients that are beneficial to the health

Cucumber is known as one of the most beneficial food to our health. You may have been eating in your meals every day. In previous blog, I already shared you with homemade cucumber face mask. Today, I’m going to write about the health benefits of cucumber.

So what are health benefits of cucumber?

First of all, cucumber contains a lot of nutrients that are beneficial to the health. It is good resource to supply water to the body. Water content is up to 90% of cucumber. Additionally, it has many vitamins and minerals like fiber, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, iron, etc. Therefore, eating cucumber every day helps to provide necessary nutrients (vitamin and mineral) to the body. The followings are health benefits of cucumber.

health benefits of cucumberCancer prevention

Nowadays, many people have faced with cancer problems due to various factors including living environment, food and other impacts. One of the effective and simple methods which may lower the risk of cancer is to eat and drink cucumber juice per day. Cucumber contains laricires inol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol – 3 lignans which have good effects on lowering the risk of cancer development including breast, uterus, prostate and ovarian cancers.

Heat relief

When you are uncomfortable and heavy on the stomach due to oily food, cucumber is a good choice. If your mouth is on fire (mouth sores), cucumber should be one of the fruits added to your serving for heat relief. Furthermore, you can cover cucumber on your skin to retain water and improve the skin.

Benefits to mouth and teethhealth benefits of cucumber

Cucumber contains a lot of water and fiber that are supportive to healthy gums and white teeth. Additionally, phytochemical included in cucumber has effect on killing bacteria which cause bad breath. In order to protect as well as strengthen teeth and gums, fresh cucumber can be consumed every day.

Toxin removal (detoxification)

Again, water content in cucumber is beneficial to the health. A daily consumption of cucumber may eliminate toxins from your body. Also, it helps to lower the risk of kidney stones.

Stability to blood pressure

Cucumber has a lot of magnesium, potassium and fiber which are helpful for people having fluctuating blood pressure. It can be low or high blood pressure. You may drink one glass of fresh cucumber juice per day to normalize your blood pressure. If you face with low blood pressure, you may add little sugar and salt to the juice. Contrarily, you can drink pure juice in case of high blood pressure.

cucumber for Immune system boostImmune system boost

Thanks to its abundant content of water and fiber as well as the coolness, fresh cucumber helps to lower the risk of constipation, heartburn, flatulence, indigestion and stomachache considerably. Consumption of fresh cucumber within 2 – 3 days, the result will be shown obviously.

Weight control

Mainly content in cucumber is water. Also, the rate of calorie is low. So eating cucumber will not gain you any weights. As mentioned above, cucumber is good for immune system. Therefore, cucumber can be used to take off your weight. You can serve it as salad or raw.

Eye care

Cucumber may help to get a face lift and skin area under the eyes. When you are stressful at work or stay up late, dark circles and wrinkles appear round your eyes. Cover them with fresh cucumber slices to get a recovery and face lift.

Good source of vitamin and mineral salt

Lots of helpful are in cucumber. Vitamin A, B and C support the immune system and bring energy to your body. Additionally, combination of cucumber and other fruits with vegetables help women have smooth and glory skin.

cucumber for hair and nailHair and nail care

Silica minerals contained in cucumber are supportive to brighten and strengthen hair as well as nails. Other nutrients also stimulate the growth and strength for hair. With this health benefits of cucumber, there is another good reason to add it to your daily meals.

Home remedies for arthritis and gout

Silica minerals has effect on strengthen the body by improving its connective tissues. Consumption of cucumber and carrot juice, arthritis and gout pain may be relieved.

Here are some other health benefits of cucumbers.

  • Cure pimple, heat rashes, itches and fever in babies;
  • Cure sore throat;
  • Dysentery treatment

From now on, you can list cucumber to daily fruits and vegetables for your health thanks to its benefits. However, there are some notices about cucumber consumption that you need to mind. I will share them with you in next post.

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