Eating cucumber is good for health
In addition to pulp, bark and seeds can also be ingested and are rich in fiber and beta-carotene, which contribute to the health of the eyes, skin and hair.
So, the health benefits of cucumber are:
Helping to lose weight, why it is low in calories and gives the feeling of satiety;
- Improves muscle contraction and health by containing potassium and magnesium;
- It improves blood circulation, being low in fat and rich in water;
- It maintains the hydration, because it is made mainly of water;
- Improves intestinal transit;
- Prevent cancer by being rich in flavonoids and lignans, which are powerful antioxidants;
- Improve skin, nail, eye and hair health by containing antioxidants and carotenoids;
- Improve heart health by being rich in potassium.
The rigid cucumber house and its water-rich interior ensure an even lower temperature than the environment, which makes it excellent for refreshing and toning the skin when placed on the skin or under the dark circles for example.
To obtain these benefits, one must consume the cucumber of 1
to 3 units per week, that can be used in salads, juices and in the form of
pickles. But to consume the cucumber when the cucumber digestion is not well
made, a good alternative is to put cucumber slices in the water and drink the
water during the day. For each liter of water 250 g of cucumber
Nutrition information and how to use it
The following table shows the nutritional composition in 100 g of raw cucumber.
Carbohydrate 1.7 g Carotenoids 35 mcg
Protein 1.4 g Potassium 140 mg
Fat 0.6 g Magnesium 8 mg
Fiber 0.7 g Phosphorus 18 mg
Energy 19 kcal ---
1/3 cup cider or apple vinegar
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 Japanese cucumber
Method of preparation:
Mix the sugar, vinegar and ginger and stir until all the sugar dissolves. Add the finely chopped cucumber slices with the peel and leave for at least two hours in the refrigerator before serving.