Giving Greens: How Beneficial is Cucumber To Our Health?
One of the great ingredients of Giving Greens is the cucumber. As we all know, cucumber is same plant family with pumpkins, squash, and watermelon. And is called the Cucurbitaceae family.
Cucumbers contains 95% of water, just like watermelon – so it means that it will keep you hydrated of you eat it especially during summer. Vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese are some vitamins and minerals that are included in Cucumber – enough reason to eat it non-stop. These minerals and vitamins can help boost your overall health because they avoid nutrient deficiency in your body.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, below are the nutrition facts for cucumbers:
Cucumber, with peel, raw
Serving size: 1/2 cup, sliced (52 g)
Calories from Fat 0
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amt per Serving %DV* Amt per Serving %DV*
Total Fat 0g 0% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 2% Sugars 0g
Vitamin A 1% Calcium 1%
Vitamin C 2% Iron 1%
But what can these nutrients do to your body?
1. Skin Health
If you hear about eye bags remedy, you will think cucumber right away. It is because cucumber can help cool down your eyes that can really feel relaxing. You can see a lot in spas and also in some home remedies. It turns out that this can be a pampering ritual. This is highly recommended for general skin health.
As mentioned above, cucumbers consists 95% of water, the can keep your skin hydrated. This is a good way to make to your skin hydrated especially during summer. Since summer can dry your skin and make you feel thirsty every time.
From Eating Well magazine, Lemond says, “They say we can get 20-30 percent of our fluid needs through our diet alone, and foods like these certainly help,”. Not only because of water content but the nutrients in it like magnesium and potassium that play an important factor for hydration.
3. Prevention from Cancer
One of the serious diseases is cancer. Cucumber has 2 compounds associated with cancer: lignans and cucurbitacins that can help you avoid it. Researchers says that cucurbitacin supplements found in cucumber can help inhibit the growth of cancer cells on your body. Especially breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian and uterine cancer.
According to the George Mateljan Foundation:
“Scientists have already determined that several different signaling pathways (for example, the JAK-STAT and MAPK pathways) required for cancer cell development and survival can be blocked by an activity of cucurbitacins.”
4. Weight Loss
It is very low in calories yet can make you feel full. That’s why food rich in fiber can make a big part on your weight loss journey. They can slow down your digestion and you can feel full already.
5. For Fresh Breath
Many people have no idea how beneficial is a cucumber in bad breath. The study shows that eating cucumbers may also help to release heat in your stomach that can be a cause of mouth of odor-causing bacteria.
6. Prevent Inflammation
Since cucumbers have this cool effect, it may help in the inflammatory response in your body. It will help to reduce unwanted inflammation on your body.
Cucumber that has a lot of health benefits that can help to boost our overall health, and it is also included in Giving Greens.
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