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Cucumbers: Health Benefits of Cucumber Fruit

  1. Contrary to popular belief, cucumbers are not vegetables. These fruits are members of the plant family Cucurbitaceae (cucumber family), which also includes pumpkins and melons. The most common type of cucumber available in a supermarket is the garden cucumber (Cucumis sativus). This plant-based food adds freshness and flavor to salads, sandwiches and side dishes. In addition, cucumber is sometimes also present in care products. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Eating cucumbers therefore has many beneficial health benefits, such as weight loss, adequate hydration of the body, regular digestion and lower blood sugar.

Nutrients in cucumbers

  1. Cucumbers are low in calories but have many important vitamins and minerals

Promotion of bone health

  1. The main nutrient in cucumbers is vitamin K, which is necessary for bone health. This nutrient is necessary for bone formation. Vitamin K deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures

Promotion of healthy skin

  1. Pressing a few cucumber slices on puffy eyes has a soothing effect on the skin and reduces skin irritation and swelling and is therefore good for skin health. Also for the treatment of acne (skin disease with inflammation of sebaceous glands) and sunburn

Promote Heart Health

  1. Flavonoids, certain antioxidants in cucumbers, protect against heart disease

Promote digestion

  1. Eating a cucumber is good for the digestive system and especially for intestinal health. Dehydration is a major risk factor for constipation

  2. Eating a cucumber is good for the digestive system, especially intestinal health. Dehydration is a major risk factor for constipation

Improvement of bad breath

  1. When bacteria attack trapped food particles, bad breath results. The liquid in cucumbers, as well as the production of saliva

Reduced risk of chronic diseases and cancer

  1. Cucumbers contain antioxidants (especially flavonoids and tannins) that block free radicals. The build-up of harmful free radicals causes various types of chronic diseases. Oxidative stress caused by free radicals has been associated with cancer and heart, lung and autoimmune diseases

Lowering blood sugar

  1. Cucumbers may help lower blood sugar and prevent some complications of diabetes mellitus

  2. Cucumbers may help lower blood sugar and prevent some of the complications of diabetes mellitus

Risk from eating cucumbers

  1. Because a cucumber contains a relatively high amount of vitamin K, too much consumption of this vegetable food may have a negative effect on blood clotting. People taking warfarin or Coumadin or similar blood-thinning drugs should not suddenly increase their cucumber intake without consulting a doctor.

  2. Because a cucumber contains a relatively large amount of vitamin K, too much consumption of this vegetable food may have a negative effect on blood clotting. People taking warfarin or Coumadin or similar blood-thinning medicines should not suddenly increase their intake of cucumber without consulting a doctor.

  3. Because a cucumber contains a relatively high amount of vitamin K, too much consumption of this vegetable food may have a negative effect on blood clotting. People taking warfarin or Coumadin or similar blood-thinning drugs should not suddenly increase their cucumber intake without consulting a doctor.



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