Everyday we go to the mart and buy a few vegetables, fruits and many. Have you ever noticed or have ever thought how these consumables would help in our lifestyle?, is it suitable for us?What are the benefits of feeding these to our stomach?
Let us discuss one of the basic vegetables which takes a rack on every household refrigerator “Cucumber” it is. Most of them consume cucumber every day with their normal meal. But the one which you are consuming it’s one of many types.
Cucumbers can grow up-to 60 cm in length and 10 cm in width depending on cultivation.
Different types of Cucumber:
Generally cucumber is of 3 types
Each is consumed in different ways.
Slicing cucumbers are eaten unripe when they are still green in colour as the ripe cucumber will be bitter and sour. Pickling cucumbers are similar to slicing cucumbers but the size of cucumber is maintained 7 to 10 cm in length and 2.5 cm in dia which is best for pickle.
Benefits of cucumber:
Cucumber is high in water, low in calorie, and soluble fiber vege. These constituents will aid in weight loss on diet and one can have as much as they want with storing calories.
Cucumber is packed with antioxidants, antioxidants cleans up your body on consuming by removing toxicity from all corners.
Nutrients and minerals
As said cucumber is low in calories, but more in vitamins and calorie. Consuming cucumber without peeling is recommended, as the peel holds more fiber and most of the vitamin and minerals.
Reduces blood sugar level
Scientific studies and tests have proved that consuming cucumber and cucumber peel would help in reduction of blood sugar level in the body.
Benefits of cucumber on skin and hair:
Cucumber slices reduce swelling and puffiness
Placing thin sliced cucumber on the eye can reduce swelling, puffiness, irritation and provide coolness to your eyelids.
Grind the cucumber and make a thick paste, apply it on your face as a mask and let it for an hour. Cucumber acts as an anti-wrinkling agent and plumps & tightens the skin. Silica in peel of cucumber will avoid skin sagging when applied on skin.
Character of cucumbers may help ease pain, redness, and irritation caused by sunburns, insect bites, and rashes.
After prolonged exposure of skin to sun skin starts to turn dark which people call it as Tan. These tan can be removed from skin by applying cucumber juice on the tanned place.
Hydrate and moisturize
90% of cucumber is water, it will hydrate your skin when treated with it. Rich in Vitamin C' that moisturizes your skin well.