In hot summer cucumber seems like a great blessing that help you to get a refreshing feeling. Cucumber offers various health benefits and once you will know about them you will start using it. We all know that cucumber is high in water but it also contain nutrition’s and electrolytes. They are low in calories therefore many people use it while dieting.

The cucumber plant is really easy to grow. It belongs to the same family of melons and pumpkins. They are considered to be the oldest crop that was initially cropped in India. Now they are grown all around the world. It has various colors and shapes but the most common comes in green color having crunching and fresh flavor along with seeds.

If you leave it to grow then it turns yellow from inside out and cannot be eaten. Now let me explain that why you need cucumber in your daily life.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER

  • Our body needs various minerals to perform body functions that are present in cucumber such as potassium, magnesium, and silicon.
  • Cucumber is rich in water that is why it helps the body to waste toxins.
  • Cucumber is really good for your kidneys. They remove uric acid from the body and also dissolve kidney stone.
  • They contain many vitamins such A, B and C that help the body to boost immunity.
  • The high amount of water present in the cucumber helps you to get rid from toxins and lose weight easily.
  • The high amount of minerals present in the cucumber helps to lower blood pressure. The cucumber juice helps pancreatic cells to produce insulin.
  • The 90 percent water present in cucumber hydrates and moisturizes the body.
  • Cucumber can protect you from various kinds of cancer that includes breast, ovary, prostate and uterus.
  • Silicon present in cucumber makes joints and connective tissues more strong. It can also treat gout when mixed with carrots.
  • They have fiber so they help in digestion and prevent constipation.
  • The cucumber juice helps you to get rid from bad breath. When you chew cucumber it helps you to refresh gums.
  • The silicon and sulfur present in cucumber help you to get good hair plus nails.
  • The cucumber juice helps to fight with sun burns.
  • The vitamin B and electrolyte can help you to treat hangout and headache. So if you have drunk alcohol then eat cucumber before going to sleep.
  • They remove swelling and dark circles from your face.

Due to the great taste cucumbers are harvested all around the world and it is the fourth most harvested crop in the world.

BONUS: LOW CALORIE CUCUMBER DIET

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped peeled and seeded cucumber

1/4 cup red onion chopped

2 tablespoons parsley

1/2 cup tomato cut into small pieces

4-1 / 2 teaspoon cilantro

1 chili without seeds and chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 cup Greek yogurt (you can also use cottage cheese/ricotta)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1-1 / 2 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1-1 / 2 teaspoon lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, stir and cover. You can enjoy this with whole grain toast.