The Health Benefits of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus)


Frequent Consumption of cucumber has long been linked to reduce the danger of many adverse health conditions.

As a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, it is made up of 95 percent water. Cucumbers are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Surveys have indicated that increasing consumption of plant foods like cucumber decreases the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, lower weight, and increased vitality.

Cucumbers are extremely beneficial for overall wellness, especially during the dry season when dehydration is on the high side; since it is mostly made of water and important nutrients that are essential for the human body.

Mineral Constituents
The flesh of a cucumber is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid while the hard skin of cucumber is rich in fibre and a range of minerals include magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium. In addition, cucumber contains silica, a trace mineral that contributes greatly to strengthening our connective tissues.

Benefits of Cucumber
Cucumbers are effective for healing many skin problems, under eye swelling and sunburn. Cucumbers also contain ascorbic and caffeic acids, which prevent water loss, which makes it been routinely applied topically to burns and dermatitis.

It has been useful for diabetic patients for many years. Cucumbers possess a hormone required by the beta cells during insulin production.

Cucumber helps lower the body pressure, keeps the body healthy and functioning. Its health benefits also includes; prevention of constipation, reduction in kidney stones while also providing bright and glowing complexion.

By Adeyemi Bamidele Ezekiel

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