There cannot be enough talks about the importance of cucumbers; cucumber is one vegetable out there that is so underrated, meanwhile it can play a huge role in our health.
I’ve previously done an article on the importance of cucumber to the skin; now I want us to know other functions of cucumber in our body.
1. IT REDUCES BAD BREATH
Cucumbers can help checkmate the bad odour that comes out from the mouth. It increases salivation and releases phytochemical which would kill the bacteria causing bad breath. The juice from cucumber is as well useful as it can help cure weak gums.
2. HELP REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
Patients with high blood pressure would also derive a lot from cucumbers; cucumbers are a good source of potassium which helps reduce blood pressure and checks the activities of sodium resulting in better heartbeat.
3. SOLVES DIGESTION ISSUES
Cucumber contains a digestive enzyme Erepsin which helps in the digestion of protein. It’s a good source of dietary fibre as well and help solves other problems like gastritis, ulcer and heart burn; it can also help minimize ulcer and constipation. Daily consumption of cucumber would help solve even chronic constipation.
4. HEALTHY KIDNEY
Regular consumption of cucumber can help eliminate kidney stone over a period of time. Cucumber has high water content which helps in the proper function of the kidney, and also plays a role in curbing out diseases of the urinary bladder.
5. FIGHTS INTESTINAL WORMS
Cucumbers also help combats intestinal worms; the seeds of cucumber is said to be a natural remedy to tape worms in the intestinal tracts in the body.
6. STRENGTHENS BONES AND JOINTS
Cucumber contains a good amount of silica which helps strengthen connective tissues hence help in the strengthening of our joints. It’s also a good source of calcium and Vitamin K which helps play the role of maintaining hormone balance and strengthening of bones.
7. HELPS FLUSH OUT WASTE
Cucumber has a large presence of water and this helps flush out body waste from the system. The high water presence in cucumber helps hydrates and replenishes the body, eliminating toxins as well.
Cucumber has other health importance; it’s also a good cure for hangover, inflammation; it’s helpful in preventing cancer and also good for diabetic patients.
Do you need another reason to eat cucumber today?