Today I would like to talk a bit about health benefits of cucumbers. In fact, there are a lot of them inside those lovely, from botanical point of view, fruits. This kind of food is often described as one of the best for overall body health and named as a “superfood”. Despite this, one can fully benefit from cucumbers consumption only if consumes organic cucumbers or even better grown by themselves due to the fact that regular cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides. Therefore if we consume our own or organic cucumbers we can definetely benefit a lot from those lovely “superfoods”.
Among main advantages of cucumbers are its high vitamin content. They contain a lot of vitamins B. Further to this, cucumber skin contains a large amount of Vitamin C, about 10 percent of daily-recommended amount so eating skin of cucumber is a good idea. Cucumber is also a good source of Vitamins A, B1, B6, D, Fiber, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. If one adds cucumber juice with carrot one it can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the leric acid levels. Further, a compound called streols which is available in cucumbers help to reduce cholesterol levels. Potassium, magnesium and fiber presence help to regulate both low and high blood pressure.
As for other benefits, cucumber is great for skin and hair care. Cucumbers can be used for irritations and sunburns as a substitute for aloe. It is also great for puffy eyes since it can reduce puffiness under eyes. The sulfur and silicon can also stimulate hair growth. Moreover, phytochemicals of cucumbers kills bacteria in the mouth which are responsible for bad breath. It can be suggested to press a slice of cucumber to the roof of mouth with the tongue for 30 seconds to allow phytochemicals to kills mouth bacteria. Additionally, morning hangover or headache can be avoided if one eats cucumber slices before going to bed.
It is worth mentioning that cucumber is an ideal food for those that are seeking weight loss, proper digestion and have cancer concerns issues. As for weight loss issue, It is so due to low calorie and high water content which is great for people that want to lose some weight. Water and dietary fiber found in this kind of food flush out toxins from the digestive system normalizing a proper digestion. In terms of cancer fighting, cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol and secoisolariciresinol. Those lignans reduce the risk of getting several cancer types including a high concerned breast cancer.
Additionally, cucumber could be used for home usage. It can eliminate a foggy mirror if one rubs a cucumber slice along a mirror which will diminish the mirror fogging up. Further, if there are problems with doors squeaking, one should rub a slice of cucumber along a squeaky hinge which will solve a problem of doors squeaking.
Overall, cucumbers are one of so-called “superfoods” which fully deserve this name due to its high vitamin content and many benefits that they contain. Importantly, it is not only good as a healthy type of food but it is also very delicious and easy to eat since a cucumber itself is 95-96% made of water which makes it to be easily consumed and digestible by everyone.