Health Benefits and Proper uses of Cucumber – take it seriously

Cucumber
Cucumber

Cucumber is a widely cultivated creeping vine plant that bears usually cylindrical fruits. It is of the same family as melons, squash and pumpkins. While most people think of cucumbers as vegetables, they are actually a fruit. They contain seeds and grow from the ovaries of flowering plants.

They are said to be of 96% water. Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing taste and a high water content. They can help relieve dehydration and are pleasant to eat in hot weather. People eat cucumber as a savory food, but it is a fruit. It also features in some beauty products.
Cucumbers provide various nutrients but are low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

According to the USDA, one 142-g cup of unpared, raw, chopped cucumber contains the following nutrients:

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Water: 137 g
Calories: 17
Protein: 0.8 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Carbohydrate: 3.1 g, including 2.0 g of sugar
Fiber: 1.0 g
Calcium: 19.9 g
Iron: 0.3 mg
Magnesium: 17 mg
Phosphorus: 29.8 mg
Potassium: 193 mg
Sodium: 2.8 mg
Vitamin C: 4.5 mg
Folate: 19.9 mcg
Beta carotene: 44 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 22.7 mcg
Vitamin K: 10.2 mcg.

Cucumber also contains a range of B vitamins, vitamin A, and antioxidants, including a type known as lignans.

Antioxidants help remove substances from the body known as free radicals. Some free radicals come from natural bodily processes, and some come from outside pressures, such as pollution. If too many collect in the body, they can lead to cell damage and various types of disease.
Studies have suggested that the lignans in cucumber and other foods may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

In this article, we will discuss some of the health benefits of cucumber water juice, including what it does to the body once consumed.

It is very simple to prepare and it is a great alternative to popular, sugary vitamin waters.
Let us kick-start the party without wasting any more of your time.

HERE IS WHAT TO DO

1.Take a cucumber and rinse it thoroughly under a clean running water.

2. Slice the cucumber into pieces and place them in a clean bowl.

3. Pour in a small amount of water and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

4. Drink the next morning on an empty stomach.

THIS IS WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR BODY

1. It can help to lower the risk of developing cancer.

2. It assists in the management of stress and hydration.

3. It also assists in the regulation of blood pressure.

4. It aids in the elimination of toxins and wastes from the body system, resulting in weight loss.

5. It lowers the risk of ulcer

Cucumber
Cucumber

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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