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Here Are the Health Benefits of Cucumbers

By Jeak @mylifeandheath

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Here are the Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Besides being one of the most popular vegetables, cucumbers are not  known as one of the healthiest foods in the world, but they do contain some nice health benefits. Not only are they more than exceptional aid in weight control and irreplaceable part of numberless healthy and weight loss diets, but have several other health benefits as well.

They are excellent to keep the human body hydrated, good for diabetics and help in the control of the blood pressure as well. They can be found in several colors, even though mostly in dark green, but also yellow and white. Their shape can vary as well, there are oval, short, long, even round cucumbers. Their skin can be smooth and thin, but also can be rough and thick, none the less cucumbers are excellent as an ingredient and for the overall health, as well.

100 gr. cucumbers 16 calories

Vitamin k 19% Manganese 5%

Molybdenum 12% Vitamin C 6%

Panthotemic acid 5% Biotin 3%

Potassium 5% Vitamin B1 3%

Phosphorus 4% Magnesium 3%

Copper 4% Vitamin B6 1%

Antioxidant and Anti – Inflammatory Properties

Due to their composition, cucumbers are more than excellent antioxidants, thus they are used in many detoxifying and cleansing treatments. The regular intake of cucumbers results in increased scavenging of free radicals plus increased overall antioxidant capacity.

Besides being great as antioxidants, cucumbers possess great anti inflammatory features. It contains amounts of beta carotene, vitamin C and flavanols which have am important role in the fight against inflammation.

Cardiovascular Diseases

According to a recent research, regular intake of fresh cucumbers is quite beneficial for the cardiovascular health, protecting the vessels from oxidative damage. It is also believed that cucumbers are great for regulating and lowering high blood pressure, and lower the of getting a heart attack.


In addition to rehydrating the whole body, the perfect combination of water and fibers makes cucumbers excellent for the well being of the whole digestive tract. It helps the function and prevents constipation, as well.

Cucumbers are rich in silica, potassium and magnesium; features that help calm the digestive tract, and combined with the anti inflammatory properties are quite valuable for the general health and function of the digestive tract.

Brain health

Researchers from the Institute in Shanghai, China claim that continual consumption of raw cucumbers is excellent for the overall brain health. Cucumbers contain flavanol, which is called fisetin and it is more than valuable for brain function. It helps to improve memory. Moreover, cucumbers are believed to protect nerve and brain cells from aging decline.

Kidney Stones

As it was mentioned before, cucumbers are just the perfect blend of water and fibers, combination that is more than beneficial for the health and function of the digestive system.

Besides hydrating and blemishing the body with the necessary daily intake of vitamins and minerals, regular consumption of raw cucumbers prevents the formation of kidney stones. According to a recent study, regular intake decreases the chance for more than 60%.

Moreover consuming cucumbers in the form of juice is said to be equally effective as eating raw cucumbers.

Cancer Prevention

As we mentioned cucumbers are rich in antioxidant and outstanding anti – inflammatory properties, which makes them more than a perfect ally in the fight against cancer.

Several researches have shown that the cucumbers contain polyphenol, called lignans, which significantly reduces the risk, particularly in cases of: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and uterine cancer.


Cucumbers also contain silica, and thus also promote joint health, strengthen connective tissue and relieve gout and arthritis pain.


Many homemade treatments are based on using cucumbers. Not only do they help in decreasing the swallowing around the eyes, but also can be used in homemade masks for the skin and hair. It is a well known fact that cucumbers help get rid of bad breath and plague as well.

Here are the Health Benefits of Cucumbers

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