Crunchy and refreshing, cucumbers are loved by people.
But cucumbers also possess many health benefits.
The Eating Well magazine published “12 reasons to often eat cucumbers”:
1. Water replenishment:
The water content of the cucumber, 96.7%, is at the top of the list.
Cucumbers can “clean” your body waste to prevent kidney stones.
3. Vitamins supplement:
Cucumbers contain B vitamins, vitamin C, and many other vitamins. Eating cucumbers with their skin on is better for supplementing vitamins.
4. Skin care:
Cucumbers are rich in potassium, magnesium, silicon, and numerous minerals, which are beneficial to your skin.
5. Prevention of constipation:
With their high water content, low calories, and especially high fiber constitution, cucumbers help prevent constipation.
Cucumber contains secoisolariciresinol, lariciresinol, and pinoresinol. The three lignans can reduce the risk of several cancers.
7. Preventing diabetes, lowering blood lipids, and regulating blood pressure:
The hormone in cucumbers is good for insulin secretion, diabetes improvement, and lowering cholesterol. The fiber, potassium, and magnesium found in cucumbers are useful in the prevention of hypertension.
8. Breath refreshment:
Cucumber juice is beneficial for people with gum disease.
9. Smoothing hair and shining nails:
The silica in cucumbers can make your hair look smoother and nails look brighter and healthier. The sulfur and silica contained in cucumbers are helpful for hair growth.
10. Relieving arthritis and gout:
Cucumber’s silica can help you strengthen joint connective tissues, relieving arthritis and gout.
11. Sobering up:
Since they contain large amounts of B vitamins and electrolytes, cucumbers can alleviate discomfort after drinking.
12. Benefiting kidneys:
Because they reduce uric acid levels, cucumbers are good for the kidneys.
Translated by Joseph Wu, Chinese edited by Aizhu Lu