The cucumber is from the Cucurbita family, alongside with pumpkins and melons. They originate from the northern Himalayan fields of India. They are rich in supplements, abundant in water and electrolytes and low in calories.
They can be a truly refreshing phenomenon in the hot summer days, but also, they provide various medical advantages.
Because you can get new cucumbers all through the whole year, here are the reasons why you ought to eat them frequently:
Cucumbers contain a high amount of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and silicon, which are required for various capacities in the body.
- Kill poisons
Due to their water contain cucumbers help to kill waste from the body, and even breaks up kidney stones.
- Battle diabetes, regulate blood pressure and reduce cholesterol
The high amounts of fiber, magnesium, and potassium, contained in cucumbers, control circulatory strain. In addition, the juice of cucumbers is high in a hormone that is important for pancreatic cells to create insulin.
Cucumbers are also packed with vitamins required for a daily use, such as vitamin A, B, and C, which stimulate the body and help invulnerability.
- Moisturize the body
The cucumbers contain 90 percent water, so it can hydrate the body and saturate the skin.
- Battle against cancer
Due to the containment of pinoresinol, three lignans, lariciresinol, in cucumber it can be used in different malignancy sorts of diseases, for example, ovary, prostate, breast, and uterus.
- Advance joint wellbeing
Thanks to the silicon containment in cucumbers it can be used in reinforcing the joints and the connective tissues. Its effectiveness for gout and joint pain torment can be enhanced if blended with carrots, because it reduces the uric acid.
- Bolster the wellbeing of the kidneys
By reducing uric acid in the organism they have the ability to keep the kidneys solid.
- Digestion and weight reduction
Cucumbers are the perfect food for losing weight because they contain a lot of water and low amount of calories. In addition, they are rich in fiber and subsequently help to process and forestall constipation.
- Healthy gums and fresh breath
The cucumber stimulates the gums and fixes irritation and because of the effects of the phytochemicals it can battle the terrible breath and eliminate bacteria from the mouth.
- Improves hair and nails conditions
Another benefit of the silicon and sulfur in cucumber is the hair and nails enhancement, making them solid and healthy and speeding their growth.
- Battle solar harm
The cucumbers regulate the skin acidity, and when it is applied to the skin it effectively restores your sunburns.
- Heal hangover
The vitamin B, electrolyte and sugar in the cucumber are beneficial in migraines and hangovers, so ensure you eat a couple of cuts of cucumbers before you go to rest after the party when you have consumed liquor.
- Ends with dark circles
Due to their powerful anti-inflammatory properties, the cucumbers can evacuate dark circles or “bags” and swellings under the eyes.
- Astounding taste
Cucumbers are truly tasteful, and are the fourth most consumed vegetable on the planet, because of the various supplements and medical advantages. They can be combined – served with the appetizers, juices, mixed greens, and make the most of their invigorating flavor.
We recommend you to try this low-calorie cucumber recipe:
1) 2 cups finely chopped peeled and seeded cucumber
2) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3) 1/4 cup chopped red onion
4) 4-1 / 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
5) 1/2 cup seeded tomato cut into small pieces
6) 1 clove garlic, chopped
7) 1 chili (jalapeño, tree, etc.) chopped and without seeds
8) 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lime juice
9) 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or cottage cheese/ricotta
10) 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lemon juice
11) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
12) 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- a) Blend the first 7 ingredients in a little bowl, and the other 5 in another.
- b) Then pour the cucumber blend in the second bowl, mix all, and cover.
- c) Serve it with a whole grain toast.