WHY CUCUMBER SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DIET



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INTRODUCTION

Many people eat cucumbers without realising its numerous and beneficial health functions. Commonly classified as a vegetable because of its greenish and vegetable look-alike, cucumbers are actually fruits. Cucumbers, asides eaten ordinarily, are used for spices, ingredients for vegetable soup, perfect for fruit salad as a complement, cucumber ice cream, cucumber juice, and even used in beauty products.

Cucumber is a cylindrical shaped fruit that originates from South Asia, but now globally eaten in most continents and traded in the global market. It has the human body system fight toxins, prevent chronic diseases, and it often aids in curing some chronic diseases.

Scientifically named Cucumis Sativus, cucumbers are very rich in nutrients. They are low in calories, fat (good for burning calories and reducing belly fat), cholesterol, and sodium. Be assured your heart, liver and kidney are in the safe hands of cucumbers on a daily basis.

Cucumbers, as mentioned earlier in this article are highly nutritious. They contain: Energy worth of 65kj, Carbohydrates, Fat, Protein, Vitamins (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K); Minerals (Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc); Water and Fluoride. These elements make up a cucumber which makes it a stinking rich fruit for your health if you eat a cucumber either as a fruit, vegetable, juice or ice cream.  In this article, we'll take a look at the benefits if eating cucumber. 

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WHY CUCUMBER SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DIET

It is Highly Nutritious

Cucumbers have many compound elements beneficial to your system. They are rich I'm essential minerals and vitamin. They contain a low amount of calories, zero fat, 11 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, 14% of vitamin c, 62% of vitamin K, 10% of magnesium, 13% potassium, and 12% of manganese. Having metioned how rich cucumbers are, it is however recommended that they should be eaten unpeeled.

Cucumbers are Excellent Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are molecular substances that protects your body system against unrepaired electrons formed by oxidations commonly known as free radicals. When these free radicals build up, they may cause chronic illnesses. Cucumber as excellent antioxidants helps deform free radicals giving you a strong immune system. They contain antioxidants like flavonoids and tannins which prevent the growth of chronic diseases.

Highly Recommended for Hydration

As you know, staying hydrated is essential for a healthy body system, cucumbers are highly recommend by medical experts for hydration. Cucumbers contain 96% of water content. Therefore, it's excellent for hydration. Cucumbers help prevents  when eaten as a fruit or drunk as a cold juice on a hot day. Staying hydrated helps prevent chronic kidney diseases and dehydration.

Cucumbers are Rich in Fiber

Fiber is a kind of carb that functions through the body undigested. Fiber helps balance the body's sugar level. Cucumber  contains a high level of fiber, which helps your cardiovascular system, digestive system, and pirufues your blood. For good health, you need 20-30 grams of fiber everyday. So cucumbers are great to help you fill that health space.

Helps You Lose Weight

Eating cucumber either as a salad, vegetable, or juice could help you burn fat, calories and give you a healthy weight. Because if its high water content and minimum calorie content, cucumbers help in weight loss.

Improves Your Bone Health

If you think milk or other calcium foods are the only ones excellent for your bones, well news flash: Cucumbers are stinking rich in vitamin K and aids blou clotting and bone health. Vitamin K helps improve calcium functions in your system.

Helps Prevent Cancer

Cucumber contains a nutrient called cucurbitacin. It's a slightly bitter nutrient that helps in preventing cancer cells from reproducing and spreading. One study shows that cucumber kills 96% of breast cancer cells in vitro and reduces risks in women. Cucumbers are also good for preventing prostate cancer in men.

Cucumber is Skin Friendly

Yeah, it is skin friendly. You must have been wondering what fruit would be perfect for salada vegetables or juices, as well as skin friendly. Yes, it is cucumber. As it contains antioxidants, it also contains inflammation-fighting vitamin C and caffeic acid. When applied to your face, it does some amazing wonders to your skin color, kills your acne and pimples, moisturises your skin and reduces the growth of germs on your skin, keeping it clean and fresh. It could be specially effective when pounded into a semi thick paste and mixed with honey and aloe vera.

Highly Recommend for Diabetes

Whether you're diabetic or you're trying to prevent diabetes, cucumber should be a fruit you should eat on a daily basis. The natural nutrients in cucumber help regulates insulin releases and the metabolism of hepatic glycogen, an essential hormone for processing blood sugar. Cucumber is a great recommendation by medical expert for diabetic related issues.

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Bottom Line

As you now realise that cucumber is versatile and irresistible fruit when you want good health. Although not very sweet but it could become tasty when you add some tasty flavors to it as a smoothie or a salad. Cucumber is best taken when chilled in the fridge. This way, you'll be able to enjoy it being cool and refreshed with it's high water content.

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  1. Thanks for this article
    It is very educative

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