Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Next to tomatoes, cabbage, and onions, cucumbers are the fourth most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. They are enjoyed on virtually all continents and you will find them being incorporated into all types of cuisine.

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Keep body hydrated

Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

Fight cancers
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol – three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.

Control Blood Pressure

Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

Beneficial for teeth and gums

Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

Aid digestion

Digestive disorders like acidity, heartburn, gastritis and even ulcers can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumber are very effective in driving away the toxins from the digestive system and hence aid digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

Promotes Joint health

Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.

Treat tapeworms
Cucumber seeds are used as a natural remedy for treating tapeworms. Bruised cucumber seeds mixed with water are also effective in the treatment of swellings of the mucous membranes of the nose and the throat.

Relieve gout and arthritis pain

Cucumber is rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, when mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

Cures diabetes

The cucumber juice has been found to be beneficial for the diabetic patients. This vegetable contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

Aid in weight loss

Researchers found that some compound called sterols in cucumber may help reduce cholesterol levels.

Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who looking for weight loss.

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  13. Cucumbers are so delicious! I love how crisp and juicy they are. The are so tasty in water too!

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  18. Great to know cucumbers are good for so many things. I always stuff my salads with cucumber as it's so low in calories. Very informative post.

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