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Cucumber And How It Improves Your Health by romanusgab(m): 9:41pm On May 21, 2019
Cucumber And How It Improves Your Health

I cannot but remember when I had a patient with protruded belly and how we were able to achieve a remarkable result with cucumber. We came up with juicing up the melon and adding some oranges to it. It was really nice to taste. No wonder the 53 year old man lost a significant amount of weight after weeks of nutritional intervention. Clearly, very few people know the nutritional and health benefits of this green coloured vegetable. They prefer to consume fruits with sweeter taste. Fresh cucumber may taste “bland” to some but its thirst-quenching and cooling properties are refreshing and soothing.

What To Watch Out For In Choosing Your Cucumber

In order to maximise the nutrients in cucumber, it is important to choose the ones that still possess the green colour. You should avoid the yellow coloured cucumber. A yellow cucumber can also be the result of a virus, too much water, or a nutrient imbalance. Look for cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. The cucumber should look fresh. You have to test the firmness of the cucumber. A good cucumber is firm and does not bend. This firmness should be right through to the tips of the cucumber. Look for a fleshy cucumber but not too large in size. Smaller cucumbers have been found to be crisper and have finer seeds, making them more appealing to many children. Do not buy cucumbers that have blemishes, soft spots or yellowing.

Nutritional Benefits Of Cucumber

No doubt, cucumber has an impressive amount of water (about 95%), which makes it superior in dealing with dehydration compared to some other fruits. When you consume it, there is no need to peel off its skin as it contains a high percentage of vitamins A.

Cucumber has an excellent source of vitamin A and C; two water soluble vitamins that are effective anti oxidants that helps in fighting infections and diseases.

Beauty practitioners have been able to utilize this vegetable in facial treatment. No wonder slices of it are placed on clients’ eyes and faces. Cucumber contains caffeic acid that helps prevent water retention. This acid prevents against swollen eyes. Its anti inflammatory property is excellent. Give it a try.

Researchers have taken time to study the presence of unique polyphenols in plants called lignans, and these health-benefiting substances have been studied extensively in cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli or cabbage) and allium vegetables (like onion or garlic). Thanks to hard working scientist who took out time to find out the lignan content in other vegetables like Cucumber. It is now known that Cucumber contains lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

It’s superb in weight loss and proper digestion – Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who are looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation due to high fibre content.

While the cure of diabetes is not yet known, the proper management of this ailment is critical. Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients.

Cucumbers contain loads of potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. They all work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This combination of minerals makes cucumbers good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

I am sure you know better on how Cucumber can help improve your health. If you find this article helpful, do not forget to share with your families, friends and loved ones.

Go Cucumber!
Re: Cucumber And How It Improves Your Health by Jamersirwin1971: 6:20am On May 22, 2019
romanusgab:
Cucumber And How It Improves Your Health

I cannot but remember when I had a patient with protruded belly and how we were able to achieve a remarkable result with cucumber. We came up with juicing up the melon and adding some oranges to it. It was really nice to taste. No wonder the 53 year old man lost a significant amount of weight after weeks of nutritional intervention. Clearly, very few people know the nutritional and health benefits of this green coloured vegetable. They prefer to consume fruits with sweeter taste. Fresh cucumber may taste “bland” to some but its thirst-quenching and cooling properties are refreshing and soothing.

What To Watch Out For In Choosing Your Cucumber

In order to maximise the nutrients in cucumber, it is important to choose the ones that still possess the green colour. You should avoid the yellow coloured cucumber. A yellow cucumber can also be the result of a virus, too much water, or a nutrient imbalance. Look for cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. The cucumber should look fresh. You have to test the firmness of the cucumber. A good cucumber is firm and does not bend. This firmness should be right through to the tips of the cucumber. Look for a fleshy cucumber but not too large in size. Smaller cucumbers have been found to be crisper and have finer seeds, making them more appealing to many children. Do not buy cucumbers that have blemishes, soft spots or yellowing.

Nutritional Benefits Of Cucumber

No doubt, cucumber has an impressive amount of water (about 95%), which makes it superior in dealing with dehydration compared to some other fruits. When you consume it, there is no need to peel off its skin as it contains a high percentage of vitamins A.

Cucumber has an excellent source of vitamin A and C; two water soluble vitamins that are effective anti oxidants that helps in fighting infections and diseases.

Beauty practitioners have been able to utilize this vegetable in facial treatment. No wonder slices of it are placed on clients’ eyes and faces. Cucumber contains caffeic acid that helps prevent water retention. This acid prevents against swollen eyes. Its anti inflammatory property is excellent. Give it a try.

Researchers have taken time to study the presence of unique polyphenols in plants called lignans, and these health-benefiting substances have been studied extensively in cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli or cabbage) and allium vegetables (like onion or garlic). Thanks to hard working scientist who took out time to find out the lignan content in other vegetables like Cucumber. It is now known that Cucumber contains lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

It’s superb in weight loss and proper digestion – Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who are looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation due to high fibre content.

While the cure of diabetes is not yet known, the proper management of this ailment is critical. Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients.

Cucumbers contain loads of potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. They all work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This combination of minerals makes cucumbers good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

I am sure you know better on how Cucumber can help improve your health. If you find this article helpful, do not forget to share with your families, friends and loved ones.

Go Cucumber!


My aunt says she’s been eating cucumber everyday . She started at the age of 50years she’s 75 now and every morning she eats it . I have been staying with her for 3 months now and I see how she takes them every morning . She never jokes with it

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