If you’d like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables, cucumbers are a great choice. A type of melon that comes from the same family as zucchini, watermelon, and other squash, cucumber is a vegetable that has a cylindrical shape. Its flesh is very juicy and pale green while its skin is similar to watermelon and it ranges from green to white.
Cucumber contains 96% water that is naturally distilled. Its skin is abundant with vitamin A, so this is the reason why it shouldn’t be peeled off. Cucumber is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, folate, silica, molybdenum, manganese, sulfur, as well as vitamin B complex, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium.
Most people do not include cucumber in their daily diet and are not aware of the fact that cucumber possesses a number of benefits. Even though fresh cucumber tastes “bland”, it possesses cooling and thirst-quenching properties that are extremely refreshing. When taken together with barbecued and fried foods, it acts as an antioxidant. Cucumber juice can be mixed with orange or carrot juices.
Check out the health benefits of cucumber:
Acidity: Cucumber juice contains alkaline minerals that can regulate the body’s blood pH, which in turn neutralizes acidity. This juice can be very effective in the case of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Blood pressure: It contains sodium and various minerals which can regulate blood pressure.
Connective tissues, building: Being a great source of silica, cucumber helps in the proper construction of connective tissues in the body as in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage.
Cooling: Drink a glass of cucumber and celery juice in order to normalize body temperature.
Diuretic: Cucumber juice is diuretic, having the ability to remove waste through urination. This helps to dissolve kidney stones.
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