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Health and Skin Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is a fruit that came from the same family as pumpkin, zucchini and other squashes. A cucumber that is yellow in color, has a round shape and is available in many parts of India.
Cucumbers originate from India and since ancient times these fruit were taken as a desert, that is why in modern Pakistan and other Eastern countries cucumbers are served among the fruit like apples, peaches, melons and others.
100 g of cucumber has 70 calories, 80 mg of potassium, 27 mg of phosphorus, 32 mg of calcium, 17 mg of carbohydrates, 1.8 mg of iron, as well as vitamin C, vitamin A, niacin and B group vitamins, molybdenum, magnesium, tryptophan, dietary fiber and so on. The alkalinity of cucumber is also a positive element.

English cucumbers – Have very little in the way of seeds and can grow to around 2 feet in length.
Mediterranean cucumbers – Skins are smooth with nearly seedless flesh, they have a mild taste.
Japanese cucumbers – A dark green cucumber with a very bumpy skin. Mainly used for slicing, salads and pickling.

Health and Skin Benefits of Cucumber

– Cucumbers have high water content (about 95 percent).
– They have fiber-rich skin and their levels of potassium and manganese, which help regulate blood pressure and help promote nutrient functions.
– Cucumbers help remove uric acid, which is beneficial for those who has arthritis.
– Cucumber helps in reducing swelling around the eyes or the big dark circles under your eyes.
– Cucumber is very beneficial for burns, swollen eyes, and dermatitis. because it consists of Caffeic and ascorbic acids, which prevent water retention.
– Its juice is a nourishing vitamin for our hair and skin.
– Cucumber is good for those who are dieting as it is very low in calories.
– Cucumber’s nutritional benefits include natural salts, enzymes, and vitamins essential for strong cell growth and repair.
– Cucumber juice is certainly beneficial the treatment of rheumatic conditions.
– This colorless drink can help regulate blood pressure because of its minerals and traces of sodium.
– The excellent source of silica contributes to the proper construction of connective tissues in our body as in the bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
– The temperature regulating properties in cucumber juice makes it a suitable drink when you have a fever.
– Those suffering from diabetes have been found to benefit from the consumption of cucumber/cucumber juice.
– Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.
– Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth, especially when it is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.
– Daily consumption of cucumber juice helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
– Helps in kidney and urinary bladder disease.

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