Cucumber is one vegetable whose existence in a dish is sometimes only seen as a complement. In fact, not infrequently cucumber untouched at all. In fact, cucumbers have many benefits for health that may not be expected before.
Reporting from tribunjambi.com (18/5/17), here are 8 benefits of unexpected cucumbers as quoted from Boldsky.com.
- Health of skin and hair. Cucumber is beneficial for healthy skin and hair. Cucumbers can be used to help reduce skin irritation caused by sunburn by rubbing cucumber skin to irritated skin. High content of sulfur and silicone make cucumbers are also nutritious for the development and growth of bushy and healthy hair. In addition, cucumber slices are also useful for treating swelling under the eyes.
Cucumber juice efficacious to control blood sugar levels (Photo: wartasolo.com)
Controlling blood sugar levels. One of the amazing benefits of eating cucumbers is to help diabetic patients control blood sugar levels. Eating cucumber juice can increase the special hormones needed by pancreatic cells in the production of insulin.
Fight cancer. Cucumber contains 3 lignans, namely: pinoresinol, runciresinol and secoisolariciresinol which help reduce the risk of various types of cancer. Ovarian cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer to cervical cancer can be prevented by routinely taking cucumbers.
Reduce headache and drunk. Eating a few cucumber slices before bed can help reduce headaches and get drunk when waking up in the morning. This is because cucumbers contain lots of vitamin B, sugar and electrolytes to fill some of the essential nutrients for the body.
Eating cucumbers on a regular basis can lower cholesterol (Photo :faatnyasehat.com)
Lowering cholesterol. Some researchers report that cucumbers contain "sterols", a compound that helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body. Eating cucumbers regularly and regularly can lower cholesterol levels.
Controlling blood pressure. Cucumbers contain magnesium, potassium, and fiber that can help control blood pressure. By taking a regular cucumber routine blood pressure is maintained, not too high or too low.
Helps to lose weight. Cucumber is a low-calorie food, so nutritious to lose excess weight or at least not make weight continue to be fat. Cucumber helps a person achieve the ideal weight.
Eating cucumbers regularly can reduce joint pain, gout and lower uric acid levels (Photo: santananews.com)
- Relieves joint pain and gout. Cucumbers are rich in silica that is believed to strengthen joint tissue. Cucumber juice is rich in calcium, folate, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, B1 and B6. Eating cucumbers on a regular basis can reduce joint pain, gout, and decrease uric acid levels.
That's 8 benefits of cucumber that has proven efficacy for health. Hopefully the people of Indonesia realize and do not underestimate cucumbers that many benefits for health by routinely taking cucumbers every day in order to have a healthy body, fit and fit in running their daily activities.
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