Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Cucumber is a fruit from the Cucurbitaceae family.
Scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, it belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash.
Cucumbers originated in India almost 10,000 years ago, but are now cultivated in many countries.
Slicing cucumbers are available throughout the year, but they are at their best between May and July.
Cucumbers are extremely beneficial for overall health, especially during the summer since they are mostly made of water and important nutrients that are essential for the human body. The flesh of cucumbers is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid, while the hard skin is rich in fiber and a range of minerals including magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium. Additionally, cucumber contains silica, a trace mineral that contributes greatly to strengthening our connective tissues. They are known to heal many skin problems, under eye swelling, and sunburn.
Cucumbers also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids which prevent water loss, therefore they are frequently applied topically to burns and dermatitis.
Cucumber has high alkaline levels, thus regulating the body’s blood pH and neutralizing acidity.
People with gastric issues should consume cucumbers frequently.
Cucumbers are 90% water!
– Promotes healthy skin
– Prevent constipation
– Dissolve kidney bladder stones
– Regulates blood pressure
– Manage diabetes
– Heals stomach ulcers
– Relieves headache
– Rehydrates the body
-Maintain overall health