The humble and crispy cucumbers can be a really refreshing miracle in the hot summer days, but despite this, they offer numerous health benefits.
Cucumbers are high in nutrients, low in calories, and rich in water and electrolytes. They are ones of the oldest crops and originate in the northern Himalayan plains of India.The cucumber plant is a vine, a member of the Cucurbita family, along with melons, pumpkins, courgettes, etc.
And they are easy to gro and are grown all around the world. They can be of various colors, shapes, and sizes, but in general, they have a dark green color, under which there is a rich, crunchy flesh, rich in small seeds which are edible.If you leave it to grow, it will increase its size, and the skin will become harder, yellow, while the seeds will turn yellow, and should not be eaten.
You can find fresh cucumbers throughout the entire year, and here are some of the reasons you should consume them very often:
- Cucumbers are high in minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and silicon, which are needеd for numerous functions in the body.
- Cucumbers are loadеd with water which eliminates the waste from the body, and even dissolves kidney stones.
Fight diabetes, lower cholesterol, and control blood pressure
- Fiber, magnesium, and potassium, all of which are found in high levels in cucumbers, regulate blood pressure.
- The juice of cucumbers is rich in a hormone that is needеd for pancreatic cells to produce insulin.
- Cucumbers contain the needed amounts of vitamins during the day.
- They are rich in vitamin C, A, and B, which boost immunity and energize the body.
Moisturize the body
- A fresh cucumber is 90 percent water, so it hydrates the body and moisturizes the skin.
Fight against cancer
- Cucumbers are high in three lignans, secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol and pinoresinol, which prevent various cancer types, such as breast, ovary, prostate, and uterus.