LAST UPDATED: Jan. 6, 2021, 5:44 p.m.
NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): Cucumbers are the super salad which holds great nutritional benefits with it. It is not only a salad but also a fruit and a vegetable. Cucumber is loaded with 96% per cent of water and is great for detoxification as well as good hydration. Cucumbers are rich in phytonutrients, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, Molybdenum, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B1.
Here are the health benefits of cucumber:
1 Good for Hydration and Detoxification:
Cucumber is loaded with 96% of water and it fulfills daily requirement of water by the body by maintaining a healthy hydration. Cucumbers are great, especially during summers when we get dehydrated more often. Cucumbers are great in summers as they helps to fight the summer heat. The water content in cucumber helps to remove all the harmful toxins from the body, serving clean and healthy body.
2 Regulates Blood Pressure:
Cucumbers are rich in potassium, magnesium and dietary fibers which are popular for lowering the blood pressure by reducing the risk of heart diseases. It is also a great for people suffering from hypertension.
3 Good for Digestion:
Cucumber is a great source of fiber which helps in improving the digestion by making our stools soft by keeping our bowel movements regular by preventing constipation.
4 Reduces Blood Sugar:
Cucumbers are popular to reduce blood sugar levels, by managing and prevention of diabetes.
5 Helpful in Weight Loss:
Cucumbers are low in calories and more in water, which works great for reducing fat from the body by giving it nutritional benefit. High water and low-calorie content of cucumbers are great for reducing weight.
6 Better Skin:
If you want to have a healthy and glowing skin, so swear by a cucumber daily in your diet, as it helps to remove acne and scars leaving your skin clean and glowing.
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