Cucumber is a long,green-skinned fruit with watery flesh usually eaten raw in salads or pickled which belongs to the cucurbitaceae family like the watermelons and pumpkins.Cucumbers are beneficial to our bodies and below are the reasons why they prevent against cancer,obesity and blood pressure:1.Cucumbers contain magnesium, potassium and vitamin K which are vital for proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.In taking magnesium and potassium,blood pressure is lowered.The cucurbitacins in cucumber may also help to prevent atherosclerosis.2.Cucumbers also contain antioxidants which reduce the risk of cancer caused by free radicals.Another thing is that cucumber contains around 1 gram of fibre which might help reduce chances of colorectal cancer by preventing constipation.3.Cucumber helps in preventing obesity.It contains zero fat,low calories thus making it an excellent snack for people looking to loose weight.Thanks for reading this article and please comment and share to enable many people to know the importance of eating cucumber daily.
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