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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING CUCUMBER REGULARLY- PHARM G
Cucumbers contain 96% of water and it is important for detoxification and prevention of dehydration. It is highly rich in phytonutrients and vitamin K. It also contains copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B1.
Health Benefits of eating Cucumbers:
- Reduces Blood Sugar:
Cucumbers are known to reduce blood sugar levels, thus being helpful in the management and prevention of diabetes mellitus.
- Good for Hydration & Detoxification:
Cucumbers add to the daily requirement of water by the body, therefore, making one hydrated. This is important during the heat season as it acts as a coolant by providing relief. Also, detox water made using cucumber effectively eliminates toxins from the body and improves hydration
- It helps regulates Blood Pressure:
They are a good source of potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. These nutrients are known to lower blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases.
- Good for Digestion:
The soluble fiber in cucumbers helps in slowing our digestion. Also, the high content of water in cucumber makes our stools soft thus helps prevents constipation and keeps our bowel movements regular.
- Helpful in Weight Loss:
Cucumbers contain 96% of water and are low in calories. There are only 15.5 calories in 100 g of cucumber. The high water and low-calorie content of cucumbers help in reducing weight.
- Better Skin
Cucumbers are great beauty enhancers. They show amazing effects on the skin.
The application of cucumber juice on the skin makes it soft and glowing. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
- Soothes our Eyes:
Keeping cucumber slices on the eyes for about 10 minutes relaxes our eyes and reduces puffiness around the eyes.
- Good for Hair and Nails:
Cucumbers contain silica which is excellent for hair and nail care. They help in strengthening the nails and prevent them from becoming brittle.
- Prevents Bad Breath:
Phytochemicals present in cucumber destroy the bacteria in our mouth that cause bad breath.
- Reduces the Risk of Cancer:
The fiber content in cucumbers protects from colorectal cancer. Also, cucurbitacin present in cucumbers possesses anti-cancer properties.
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