The cucumber is a type of melon and it belongs to the same category as zucchini, watermelon and other squash. It is cylinder-shaped with size of roughly around 6 to 9 inches.
Its outer skin is very much comparable to watermelon, varieties from white to green. On the inside, the surface of a cucumber is light greenish and very juicy.
The cucumber is mostly grown in the tropical regions but is also very easily obtainable in most part of the sphere. On the other hand, in some cultures, cucumber is quite regularly used to produce pickles, but in the process most of its nutrients would have been lost.
Amazing Benefits of cucumbers
Most individuals are unaware of the enormous healthy benefits of cucumber and would avoid consumption of cucumber wherever possible. Fresh cucumber possibly will taste “bland” to some but its thirst-quenching and cooling properties are energizing. It also acts as an anti-oxidant when consumed along with fried and barbequed foods.
I personally like to include cucumber juice along with carrot or orange juices.
Here’s a list of health advantages of cool cucumber:
Acidity: The alkalinity of the minerals in cucumber juice effectively supports in adapting the body’s blood pH, counterbalancing acidity. The juice is also soothing for the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Blood pressure: Similar to celery, this colorless drink can also help to control blood pressure as it consists of minerals and traces of sodium.
Connective tissues building: Cucumber is a very excellent source of silica contributes to the proper construction of connective tissues in our body as in the bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
Cooling: During dry and hot climatic conditions, drink a glass of cucumber + celery juice. It brilliantly benefits to regulate body temperature.
Diuretic: Cucumber juice is diuretic which also encourage removing waste products through urination. This also helps to benefits in the dissolution of kidney stones.
Fever: The temperature controlling properties in cucumber juice makes it very appropriate to drink when you are suffering from fever.
Inflammation: The Chinese think that cucumbers are too “cooling” and not appropriate for individuals with rheumatism. On the other hand we know now that cucumber can support to counter uric acids that cause inflammation in joints. When cucumber is consumed it starts the cleaning work at the joints, as a result stirring up pain as it eradicates the uric acid. You can conclude that it also benefit other inflamed conditions like arthritis, asthma, and gout.
Hair growth: The silicon and sulfur content in cucumber juice makes it specifically supportive in stimulating hair growth. Drink cucumber juice along with carrot, lettuce or spinach juice.
Puffy eyes: Many individuals get up in the morning with puffy eyes, most likely due to too much water retention in the body (or having wept to sleep). To decrease the puffiness in your eyes simply lie down and place two slices of cucumber on the eyes for a good ten minutes.
Skin conditions: The high quantity of vitamin C and anti-oxidants in cucumber makes it one of the most essential elements in many beauty creams for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.
Sunburn: When you have sunburn, prepare cucumber paste and scrub it on the affected area for a cooling and healing effect.
Water retention: Cucumber also helps to provide the required electrolytes and restores hydration of the body cells, thus reducing water retention.
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