Health Benefits of Cucumber

By Refadoc, Posted on : Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 12:56 pm IST

Health Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber which makes an active part of salads and other Mediterrean diets is consisted up to 95% water and is known to be low in its calorie content.

The higher water content in Cucumbers helps to fight up against dehydration and helps to combat against heat stroke in the hot summer months.

Nutritional Breakdown of Cucumber:

One cup of sliced raw Cucumber contains of”

Water              115 grams

Calories           16

Protein             0.8 grams

Fat                   0.2 grams

Carbohydrate  2.9 grams

Cucumber is also a rich source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and Vitamin A. Cucumber also consists of Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper and Iron.  It also contains Lignans which are known to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and many kinds of cancers.

Health Benefits of Cucumber:

Consuming fruits and vegetables is known to decrease the risk of contracting diseases considerably. However, increasing your consumption of Cucumbers is known to decrease the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease as well as increases your overall mortality rate. Here are some of the major benefits of including Cucumber in your everyday diet:

  • Keeps you well hydrated: Since Cucumber has high water content; it contains the important electrolytes which can help to combat hydration in the summer months. Adding Cucumber to your diet is one of the best ways to fight against dehydration.
  • Skin: Upon using topically, Cucumber is known to cool and soothe your skin and decrease any swelling, irritation as well as inflammation. Sliced cucumber when placed upon the eyes is known to decrease the morning puffiness and treats sunburn.
  • Bone Health: Cucumbers are a rich source of Vitamin K which is known to be great for your bones! Vitamin K is very crucial as it helps to improve the calcium absorption required for the optimal bone health management.
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