Cucumber, its health benefits
Cucumber contains water, fibre, vitamin K, cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E. Here are some benefits of Cucumber;
Cucumber and Hydration
It contains a lot of water and prevents dehydration when taken. The Body cannot function properly without the presence of water. Researchers have proved that the body needs about 6-8 glasses of water. Also, we know we need to drink water throughout the day. Intake of this vegetable is good for providing water for the body and prevents the body from getting dehydrated.
It also has cucurbitacins which may be anti-cancerous(anti-cancer properties). Moreover, they contain lignans ( lignans are a group of chemical compounds found in plants). These lignans help to stop the growth of cancer cells. Again, these anti-cancer properties of it may prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading in the body. They contain cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E.
- Bone Strengthening
It contains vitamin K which aids in bone building. The body needs vitamin K to help form proteins that are important in promoting healthy bones. Also, it helps proper blood clotting. In addition, it contains calcium. The calcium found in it helps in Bone Strengthening. Additionally, silica is found in cucumber and it helps in strengthening muscle tissues.
- Breath freshener
Again, It contains phytochemicals which helps to get rid of odour-causing bacteria from the mouth. Furthermore,It also contains a lot of water and fibre. It helps in the production of saliva. The frequent production of saliva helps to wash odour-causing bacteria from the mouth.
It heals skin irritations and sunburns. Staying hydrated makes the body smooth, taking in cucumber helps the body to get nutrients that help the body to stay fresher. The silica found in it provides benefits to the skin. Also, you can use the cucumbers after you’ve finished the cucumber water. They help in dealing with skin irritation as a result of acne or other blemishes.
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