Cucumbers belong to the family of pumpkins, courgettes, melons., etc. They grow all over the world and have many beneficial properties for the human health. They are rich in water and therefore are a great detoxifying agent, rich in minerals, and vitamins. We can find fresh cucumbers all year round and here are some of their benefits:
RICH IN MINERALS
They are rich in potassium, silicon, magnesium, and many other minerals.
DETOXIFY THE BODY
Cucumbers are rich in water which helps the body to get rid of the toxins.
TREAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES, AND LOWER THE CHOLESTEROL
They are rich in ingredients that control the insulin creation and reduce high blood sugar.
RICH IN VITAMINS
They are rich in many vitamins such as vitamin B, C, A and many other.
HYDRATE THE BODY
Because they are made of water, 90% of them are water, they have the ability to hydrate the body.
RELIEVE JOINT PAIN
Silicon is an ingredient that can relieve joint pain and it is part of the cucumbers.
They contain three lignans, secoisolariciresinol, pinoresinol, and lariciresinol which have the ability to fight cancer.
IMPROVE THE WORK OF THE KIDNEYS
They decrease uric acid in the body and in this way protect the kidneys.
They have the ability to boost digestion and weight loss.
REFRESH THE BREATH
They contain phytochemicals that fight bacteria and cure inflammation. In this way, refresh the breath and improve the health of the gums.
IMPROVE THE HAIR AND NAILS
The silicon, that is part of the cucumbers, improves the health of the nails and the hair.
Treats sunburns and cools the skin down.
They are rich in vitamin B that treat headaches and hangovers. Eat a few slices of cucumbers before you go to bed and you will feel great in the morning.
TREAT DARK CIRCLES AROUND THE AYES
Put two slices of cucumbers on your eyes and leave them for a while. They will treat the dark circles and you will look much better.
They are very tasty and can be eaten in many different ways, salads, juices, snacks, etc. Prepare this amazing meal and enjoy it.
Sea salt (1/4 tsp.)
Lemon juice (1/2 tsp.)
Ground cumin (1/2 tsp.)
Greek fat-free yogurt (1/4 mug)
Garlic (one clove)
Sliced cilantro (4 tsp.)
Sliced tomato (1/2 a cup)
Chopped parsley (2 tbsp.)
Sliced red onion (1/4 cup)
Sliced cucumbers (2)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and your smoothie is ready.