Alone, seasoned (with lemon, salt or olive oil), in salads or cold soups, the cucumber (cucumis sativus) is a food that despite containing up to 97% water, is composed of a set of nutrients that cause Effects very beneficial in our organism.
Cucumbers are one of the most cultivated vegetables in the world. It is easy to grow and can grow on almost any soil and any area that has the four seasons cycle. Being one of the easiest vegetables to grow and being able to be grown anywhere, the use of cucumbers in recipes (especially salads) is enormous. Its freshness is always welcome in Spring and Summer, in those days of suffocating heat.
BENEFITS AND PROPERTIES OF CUCUMBER.
It should be noted that its use is not only culinary, because it is attributed multiple medicinal properties, because most of its weight corresponds to water (up to 97%) so in its composition, are a set of nutrients , Such as: vitamins B, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin C and manganese.
In this sense, here are some of the beneficial properties of the cucumber for your body, which will make you not want to stop eating it:
The large amount of water contained in the cucumber, will help you to eliminate the retained liquid and to desinflamar your extremities.
It is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, which play a key role in the war against aging.
This is due to its content of several B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5 and vitamin B7, which are known to decrease anxiety and the physical and emotional effects associated with stress.
Thanks to its high water and fiber content.
HELP TO REDUCE WEIGHT:
Well it’s really low in calories; It also calms the anxiety of hunger and serves as a diuretic.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BRAIN:
Since it contains “fisetina”, which acts as an anti-inflammatory that could play a very important role in terms of brain health.
CUCUMBER HELPS TO UNDO BAD BREATH:
You can get immediate relief from bad breath by putting a slice of cucumber in your mouth and leave it there for about 30 seconds. Cucumber has potent antimicrobial properties that help kill germs and bacteria in the mouth. It is this bacterium that causes the smell of the mouth.
So you know, because of these and other beneficial properties of the cucumber, do not hesitate to include it in your daily diet. Do not hesitate to share this publication with family and friends.