We used to think that the cucumber is too cooling effect on the bones. On the contrary, cucumber really helps with inflammatory processes in the joints by removing crystallized uric acid. Description
Cucumber is a type of melon and comes from the same family as watermelon, pumpkin, squash, and other berries. Its green rind is very similar to watermelon rind. The inside of the cucumber is pale green and very juicy.
Cucumber is a tropical plant, but it is grown in most of the world. However, in some cultures, cucumber is more commonly used for pickles, and the cucumber loses most of its nutrients. Nutritional properties
Cucumber contains a large amount of water (about 96%). Its peel is rich in vitamin A, so it is better to eat unpeeled cucumbers.
Cucumber contains alkaline minerals and is an excellent source of vitamins C and A (antioxidants), folic acid, manganese, molybdenum, potassium, silicon, sulfur, as well as smaller amounts of vitamin B, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus.
You have seen beauty-conscious people place cucumber slices over their eyes. The caffeic acid found in cucumber has been found to prevent water retention and, when applied topically, helps reduce eye puffiness. Benefit for health
Most people are unaware of the healing properties of cucumbers and avoid eating them. Fresh cucumber quenches thirst and cools. It acts as an antioxidant, especially if it enters the body along with fried foods.
Many people like to mix cucumber juice with carrot or orange juice. Acidity. The minerals contained in cucumber juice effectively neutralize the acidity of the blood. The juice also helps in the treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcers.
Arterial pressure. Like celery juice, the colorless cucumber drink helps regulate blood pressure due to the minerals it contains.
Connective tissues. Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which contributes to the proper construction of connective tissue in bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
Cooling. During dry and hot weather, it is useful to drink a glass of cucumber juice and celery juice. It wonderfully helps to normalize body temperature.
Diuretic. Cucumber juice is an excellent diuretic, it helps to cleanse the body through urination. It also helps dissolve kidney stones.
Fever. The thermoregulatory properties of cucumber juice make it an appropriate drink when you have a fever.
Inflammation. The Chinese believe that cucumbers are too cooling a plant that is not suitable for people with rheumatism. But now we know that cucumbers help dissolve uric acid, which causes inflammation in the joints. When cucumbers do a cleansing job in the joints, it kindles pain, as uric acid is eliminated. This means that cucumber is good for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and gout.
Hair Growth. The silica and sulfur content of cucumber juice makes it especially beneficial for hair. It is better to drink it with carrot juice or spinach juice.
Puffy eyes. Some people wake up in the morning with puffy eyes, probably due to excessive water retention in the body. To reduce puffiness, you need to lie down and put two pieces of cucumber on your eyes for ten minutes.
Skin diseases. A large amount of vitamin C and antioxidants makes cucumber an important ingredient in many cosmetic creams designed to treat eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.
Tan. When you are overheated in the sun, make cucumber juice and apply it on the affected area.
Water balance. Cucumber supplies essential electrolytes and restores hydration to body cells, thereby reducing water retention. Tips
Choose cucumbers that are dark green in color and fresh to the touch, avoid cucumbers that are yellowish and wrinkled at the ends. Thinner cucumbers contain fewer seeds than thicker ones. Store cucumbers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Cut cucumbers should be stored wrapped or in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If possible, buy organic cucumbers, as all others can be waxed and contain pesticides.