5 Benefits of Eating Cucumber

Cucumbers are fruits which contain 90% of water. They are also classified as vegetables. They are known to be one of the best foods for the overall body.

The health benefits include;

1.     Skin care.

The extract of cucumbers is often used topically for treating various types of skin ailments like sunburn, swelling under eyes, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

2.     Cucumber contains a lot of vitamins.

The intake of cucumber helps the body to act properly with the supply of minerals and vitamins. These are some of the Vitamins found in cucumbers: Thiamine (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Nicatin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorous.

3.     Control blood pressure.

Cucumber helps to regulate blood pressures and contribute to the proper structure of connective tissues in our body, including those in the muscles, bones, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

4.     It serves as an energy and appetite booster.

Cucumbers help to get rid of afternoon tiredness without resorting to using caffeine. The Vitamin B and Carbohydrates in the cucumber offers energy boost the body needs and also act as a natural appetite booster.

5.      Hangover Cure

If you are usually prone to hangovers and headaches after a few drinks, eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed.

It’s refreshing and will stop you from waking up with a nasty headache. The sugar, vitamin B and electrolytes in the cucumber will replace any vital nutrients the body may have lost. In addition, it will keep your system balanced and prevent hangovers.

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