Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) is the number four most cultivated vegetable in the world and is known to be one of the best foods for your overall health.

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) is the number four vegetable on the list of the most cultivated in the world and is known to be one of the best foods for your overall health, so I will list some of the many benefits it brings:


1- Hydrates the body: If you are too busy to drink enough water, just eating fresh cucumber provides a large percentage of the water you need.


2- Apply cucumber on your skin and get relief from sunburn.


3- Its effect in dissolving kidney stones is well known.


4- Cucumbers have most of the vitamins that the body needs in a single day, A, C, E, B2, B6 and niacin, minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron, contains no fat and is low in calories and carbohydrates.


5- Add fiber to your diet.


6- Use cucumbers in your soups and salads, it is an ideal source for people looking to lose weight.


7- Placing a cold slice of cucumber over puffy eyes helps reduce under-eye bags and puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory properties.


8- Helps in the cure of diabetes, lowers cholesterol and control blood pressure.


9- Cucumber juice heals and refreshes the diseased gums.


10- Makes hair and nails look shinier and grow stronger. The sulfur and silica in cucumbers help stimulate hair growth.



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11- When mixed with carrot juice, it can relieve gout and arthritis pain by reducing uric acid levels.


12- Eating a few slices of cucumber before going to bed prevents a morning headache or hangover.


How to consume it


Cucumber should not be eaten with vinegar and salt to avoid these annoying effects, because it causes stomach upset. Best eaten alone or with lemon and very little salt, leaving some peel. You can also mix it with yogurt.



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