Not only that they are delicious but they are refreshing and incredibly healthy for the entire body. A cucumber has lots of nutrients in its content, water, electrolytes and low level of calories.
This vegetable belongs to the oldest crops in the world and has origins from northern Himalayan plains in India. This plant belongs to the family of pumpkins, melons, courgetters.
They have been cultivated all over the world and the shape and size are very different, as well and the color. In general they are dark green with crunchy inside and lots of seeds.
According to the health properties here some good reason why you should include cucumber in your daily eating regiment.
The vitamins in the cucumber serve to energize the body and to give strength to the immune system. Those vitamins are A, B and C.
Cucumbers have plenty of magnesium, potassium and silicon all important minerals for variety of processes in the body.
Cucumber water which is in great amount helps the body detoxification and dissolves kidney stones.
Digestion and weight loss
Because of the low calories and water cucumbers are good in weight loss. The fibers in cucumber also relieve constipation and helps in proper digestion.
Fight diabetes, lower cholesterol, and control blood pressure
Cucumbers are beneficial for the blood pressure issues because of the magnesium, fiber and potassium in their content they can regulate the blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels as well as stimulation of pancreatic cells to produce insulin.
Moisturize the body
The health in general can be stimulated with proper hydration which can be obtained with daily consumption of cucumbers.
Improved kidney function
The uric acid in the body can be regulated with cucumber consumption and by that the general health of the kidneys.
Promote joint health
Silicon is very important for joints, connective tissues, gout and arthritis since the cucumbers has this mineral in their content can be excellent protectors of join health.
Reduce dark circles
When they are used topically they can treat swollen and dark circles around the eyes.
Hair and nails
Again because of the silicon and sulfur cucumbers are excellent choice for healthy hair and strong nails.
Because of the vitamin B and the electrolytes cucumbers are the best remedy for hangover and headaches.
Healthy gums and fresh breath
The phytochemicals in the cucumbers are excellent fighter against bacteria in the oral cavity. Also the juices from cucumber can treat inflammation. And excellent choice for killing bad breath;
Cucumbers have the ability to help in sunburns and to regulate the acidity of the skin.
- chop finely two cups of peeled and without seed cucumber
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup tomato chopped and without seeds
- 4-1 / 2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 chili (jalapeño, tree, etc.) no seeds and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, also chopped
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (you can also use cottage cheese/ricotta)
- 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1-1 / 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
The first seven ingredients put them in a bowl and mix them. Do the same with the other five. Than mix the both mixture and serve it with whole grain toasts.