Top 10 Health benefits of cucumber

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Cucumber is a very well known vegetable in the world having a number of hidden health benefits for our overall body. Cucumber is a wonderful source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin K, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phytonutrients like flavonoids having antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Cucumber is low in calories, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates. These all qualities of cucumber make it an amazing food that everyone should have in his/her diet.

 

 

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Here are the top 10 Health benefits of Cucumber:

 

 

1. Healthy heart:

 

Cucumbers are rich in potassium (an electrolyte) which helps in lowering the blood pressure level and also maintains the aptitude of the nerve impulse and heart. Cucumber also has vitamin K which is essential for healthy flow of blood in your entire body.

 

 

2. Hydration:

 

Cucumber is 95% water that’s why it helps to keep your body hydrated and also helps to abolish your body toxins. It contains a number of vitamins that our body needs.

 

3. Fight cancer:

 

Cucumber contains phytonutrients that have anti-cancer properties. It also contains pinoresinol, secoisolariciresinol and lariciresinol which help to reduce the risk of various types of cancer such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.

 

4. Glowing skin:

 

Cucumber contains adequate amount of silica in it which helps in developing healthy and glowing skin. Its high water content keeps your skin hydrated and thus it moisturizes your skin. You can also use its extract to make face pack (Home remedies for glowing skin) for your skin.

cucumber5. Digestion:

 

Cucumbers are wonderful source of fiber and water. The water content of cucumber helps to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux in your stomach by temporarily increasing stomach pH and the fiber in cucumber helps food to go through your digestive tract more easily and quickly for healthy removal.

 

6. Kidney health:

Cucumber has high water content in it which supports the kidney cleansing through urination. Also it is found that if you consume cucumber regularly, it dissolve kidney stones over time.

 

 

7. Cure bad breath:

 

Cucumber contains phytonutrients which helps to kill the bacteria present in your mouth, causing bad breath. Put a slice of cucumber in your mouth and then press it with your tongue to the top of your mouth for about 30 seconds.

8. Diabetes:

 

Cucumber boosts the process of insulin production. The carbohydrate contributes in increasing glucose level but in cucumber the level of carbohydrate is very low and a diabetic patient can easily digest it. It helps to keep the level of glucose in check.

 

9. Healthy weight:

 

Cucumber has low level of calorie and high water level which makes it one of the best diet foods for weight loss. The soluble fiber in cucumber helps in slowing down your digestion which in turn makes you feel full for longer time.

 

10. Healthy hair:

 

Cucumber is rich in sulphur and silicon which stimulates the healthy hair growth. Drinking a glass of cucumber juice daily can also help you in controlling hair fall. So add cucumber in your daily diet plan.

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