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The flesh of a cucumber is rich in vitamins A, C, and folic acid while the hard skin of cucumbers is rich in fibre and a range of minerals include magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium.

 

Vitamin K 21%

Vitamin C 5%

Potassium 4%

Manganese 4%

Magnesium 3%

Pantothenic Acid 3%

Calcium 2%

Folate 2%

Fibre 2%

Carbohydrate 1%

Protein 1%

 

Health Benefits of Cucumber

  • Strengthens our connective tissues- cucumber contains silica, a trace mineral that contributes greatly to strengthening our connective tissues
  • Promotes muscle flexibility- the magnesium content of cucumbers ensures proper blood circulation and relaxed nerves.
  • Helps regulates blood pressure
  • Heals many skin problems- under eye swelling, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Cucumbers also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids which prevent water loss, therefore cucumber is frequently applied topically to burns and dermatitis
  • Keeping skin well toned
  • Promotes healthy hair growth
  • Provides bright and glowing complexion
  • Prevents splitting of the nails on the fingers and toes since cucumbers are so rich in minerals
  • Regulates body’s blood pH and neutralize acidity due to high alkaline levels
  • Helps gastric issues
  • Normalizes body temperature during summer
  • Prevents kidney stones- Cucumbers are a perfect blend of both fibre and water. Therefore, it helps to protect your body from kidney stones.
  • Prevents inflammation- Cucumbers also counter the effects of uric acid, which prevents inflammation in from conditions like arthritis, asthma, eczema and gout. 
  • Helps prevent constipation- Cucumbers are a perfect blend of both fibre and water. Therefore, it helps to protect your body from constipation
  • Aids in managing diabetes- Cucumbers possess a hormone required by the beta cells during insulin production. 
  • Keeps body healthy and functioning- Cucumbers have excellent cleaning properties, and actively remove accumulated waste and toxins from your body.
  • Aids in urine secretion- cucumber is considered a natural diuretic. Cucumbers are very good for optimizing urinary bladder, kidney, liver and pancreatic functions.
  • Good for digestion- especially of proteins, and it controls blood pressure and diabetes mellitus.

 

 

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