Cucumber Health Benefits

May 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

Cucumber, a well known fruit in salad, belongs to the same family as zucchini and watermelon. It’s about 5-8 inches long with cylindrical shape. The skin color of cucumber varies from green to while. Most of the cucumbers have same skin color like watermelon.

Cucumber is easily available in various parts of the world but the peak season of cucumber is summer season. In summer, you can get the best quality cucumber. Eating cucumber without skin is like eating plain rice without any salt or sugar. Eating cucumber with skin provides more nutrients than cucumber without skin.

The nutrition value of cucumber forces me to put some cucumber slices in my salad. About 100gm of cucumber contains 9mg vitamin C, 32mg calcium, 1.8mg iron, 80mg potassium, 70 calories, vitamin A etc.

Cucumber contains more and more water. That’s why it’s quite helpful in the summer season. Cucumber can be taken very easily. You can eat it like snacks, in salad, in food recipes even. There are so many health benefits of cucumber which are discussed in the nest paragraphs.

Cucumber is quite helpful for the regulation of blood. In cucumber juice, the alkalinity of minerals helps to regulate blood easily means it neutralizes acidity. Juice is also helpful for duodenal ulcers and gastric.

The best home remedies for eye care is cucumber. It’s quite helpful for dark circles around eyes, puffy eyes etc. Putting cucumber slices on eyes helps to overcome dark circles and also to overcome dark circles.

Cucumber seeds are quite helpful for urination discomfort. The paste made from cucumber seeds is also helpful for the patients of kidney stone issue. The acidity of urine may also be cured with the help of cucumber juice.


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