Cucumbers are vegetables which are used in our traditional diets as well as intercontinental dishes across the world. They are creeping plants. The botanical name for cucumber is Cucumis Sativus.
It can be eaten fresh,pickled and added in dishes like fried rice, jollof rice and many more to give flavor. They are low in calories but high in water. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides maximum amount of nutrients.
It contains magnesium, potassium and vitamin k which is needed for the functioning of the cardiovascular system and the water has a lot of health benefits which are good for our body.
Here are some of the health benefits of cucumbers ;
1) They aid digestion in man.
2) It aid in weight loss.
3) It controls blood pressure.
4) It reduces cholesterol.
5) It lowers sugar level in the body and cures diabetes.
6) It promote regularity.
7) They contain good amount of fiber and water, which prevent constipation.
8) Cucumbers are composed of about 96% water which increases hydration.
9) It contains antioxidants.
10) Fight against cancer.
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