Truer than the cliche: "as cool as the cucumber", there are factual reasons for that coolness going beyond the feel and look of the vegetable.
Cucumbers have enormous nutritional and health benefits that many people are unaware of.
Nutrition experts and medical personnel have revealed the claims about cucumber are facts. Well enlightened people know these and make sure they do not miss out on them.
There are more than enough benefits, but here are 10. Prevention is better than cure, and can help alleviate existing health concerns.
Joint pains are problems that are rampant among old people. Stress and work over the years cause our bones and joints to wear and get stiff. It is almost an irreversible process. The older one becomes the more susceptible one becomes to arthritis. Eating cucumbers regularly can help alleviate these pains.
Fat is caused by excessive cholesterol. This is a major root cause of heart related ailments like High Blood Pressure and Hypertension. Fat covers the veins and the heart preventing easy breathing. There is high mortality rate due to this. Cucumbers reduce these fats and cholesterol by burning them off.
Perhaps you have been trying to cut down your weight. In some countries, obesity has become a serious health and social problem. Cucumbers fight cholesterol and fats. Ultimately, it is a good nutritional food for reducing weight. Cucumber aids in burning fat and provides significant results in the fight to trim down.
Constipation is one problem that affects many people for which they do not know the way out. It is a big problem, when food does not digest easily into the system. The release of waste products (faeces and urine) will be a hard process. It is also stressful and painful. Regular consumption of cucumber helps the organs to reduce the foods into smaller particles; as a result helping the digestion of foods.
Stress can cause little headaches or migraine. Some times these can last a while and drugs may not stop them. Cucumbers can help reduce headaches and migraine. The idea is never that it is a straight cure to that headache or migraine that attacks, but habitual consumption of cucumbers can reduce your susceptibility to these attacks.
The word cancer strikes fear into the hearts of people globally. In fact, it is an issue of international campaigns because of its devastating effects the world over. It has single-handedly taken the lives of thousands of people. Eating cucumbers regularly can help you be safe from the scourge called cancer.
The human body makes use of water in a large quantity. The human system also releases water in large volumes through the various "exit ports" of the body. When water is not available in good normal quantities within the system it leads to dehydration. Cucumbers contain large volumes of water to hydrate the body and other essential minerals to reinvigorate, revitalize and re-energize the whole body system.
Do you want you hair to look good and natural? Perhaps you do not want to continue to spend the huge amount of cash you had been spending on artificial hair products and nutrients. Then you could make do with eating cucumbers regularly. The vegetable contains the mineral "silica" in high amount in comparison with most other fruits. Silica helps to nourish the hair and make it very natural and silky.
We have talked about fat and cholesterol causing problems of HBP and Hypertension. Another global health issue is diabetics. Too much of sugar and high carbohydrate nutrition can lead to diabetics. Nutrition experts have stated categorically that cucumbers can help diabetics. This near terminal health problem can be alleviated by eating cucumbers regularly.
We need not over stress this fact again. But we must understand that it links and connects to another in the line-chain of the benefits from regular consumption of cucumbers. It has a soothing effect on the system that helps to reduce its pressure as the blood continues its eternal circulatory movement round the body. It is an important elixir for HBP and Hypertension.