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Cucumbers: Health Benefits And Uses

Cucumbers are a type of edible plant that belongs to the gourd family. The Cucumber plant started in Asia in 1956 as an an edible fruit and vegetable.The cucumbers are widely cultivated and makes a nutritious addition to a diet. The scientific name is Cucumis sativus.The cucumber is known to be a vegetable because of how it is used in many parts of the country.The size and color vary considerably depending on the variety however the cucumbers are best known for their long,cylindrical shape and bright green skin.

The most popular kinds of cucumber are categorized into two groups;pickling cucumbers are typically smaller and slightly less common than the slicing variety. The cucumbers are likely to be used by the people from the central and coastal region.

The cucumbers has health benefits in human beings and also provide a balance diet that is nutritious in the body of a person.

The following are the health benefits and uses of cucumber.

1. Cucumbers are super nutritious

Cucumbers are nutritious in the body.Ir provide minerals such as protein, carbohydrates,fats,fibre and sodium which helps in the body building.

2. They contain antioxidants and micronutrients.

Cucumbers contain a group of polyphenols called lignans, which may be helpful in treating estrogen related cancers. The antioxidant prevent the body from inflammation of the cells.

3. Cucumbers help in blood pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, can leave you at risk for developing stroke.Cucumbers are high in the electrolyte potassium, they may reduce sodium induced water retention and thus lower blood pressure.

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