1 – CARDIOVASCULAR PROPERTIES
Cucumber is a natural source of magnesium, fiber and potassium, three components that help reduce blood pressure. Consumed with its skin, it also provides peroxidase to the body, a protein which reduces cholesterol as well as triglycerides. It would therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2 – IT IS ANTI-CANCER
Cucumber contains three types of lineages which are linked to the prevention of several types of cancers. Its consumption reduces the risks of:
3 – HE FIGHTS AGAINST CONSTIPATION
Natural fibers and water are a perfect combination to stimulate intestinal transit and reduce constipation.
Its presence in the body improves digestive processes and lubricates the stools to make their expulsion easier.
4 – IT IS GOOD FOR THE JOINTS
Its significant contribution of silicon makes it a great ally for joint health. This substance strengthens connective tissues and reduces the risk of serious disorders such as gout or arthritis.
5 – IT HELPS LOSE WEIGHT
People who are trying to improve their diet to lose a few pounds will find cucumber one of their best allies.
Given its high water content, it is one of the vegetables with the lowest calorie index that can be found: 1 full cup of cucumber provides only 13 calories. On the contrary, it contains fiber and antioxidant substances, which improve digestion and all the functions that contribute to weight loss.
Its consumption brings a strong feeling of satiety which serves to control anxiety and eating disorders.
6 – IT MAINTAINS FRESH BREATH
The phytochemicals in this vegetable work against bacteria that cause oral infections and bad breath.
Chewing a piece for 15 or 20 minutes refreshes diseased gums and reduces the presence of pathogens.
7 – TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL SKIN
The beneficial effect of cucumber on the skin goes from the inside and out: eating it provides you with anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe skin irritations. Placed in rounds on the eyes, it helps reduce swelling of the eyelids.
8 – IT HELPS WITH DIGESTION
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