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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Cucumber

Cucumbers are supposed to have originated from India. This unassuming vegetable is a cooling food, very much used in vegetable juices. Little wonder then, that the adage “keeping cool as a cucumber” has originated from this wonderful vegetable. This adage is literally true due to its cooling effect on blood.

Health Benefits of Cucumber
  • Herbalists recommend cucumber juice to reduce puffiness around the eyes and to calm down acne.
  • Because cucumbers, like watermelons, are 95% water, they keep the body hydrated and help regulate the body’s inner temperature.
  • Other studies have shown that cucumbers, when eaten regularly, help to regulate uric acid, so it is great for prevention of certain kidney or bladder stones.
  • Leave the skin on. The skin contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 10% of the daily recommended allowance. If you do like your cucumbers peeled, the skin can be used to relieve sunburn and mild skin irritations, similar to Aloe Vera. 
  • Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
  • Those suffering from diabetes have been found to benefit from the consumption of cucumber/cucumber juice.
  • Half a cup of sliced cucumber with skins contains .3 grams fiber.
Protein  -  .34 grams

Calories  8

Minerals Contained
  • Potassium - 76 mg
  • Phosphorus - 12 mg
  • Magnesium - 7 mg
  • Sodium - 1 mg
  • Calcium - 8 mg
  • Iron - 0.15 mg
  • Zinc - 0.1 mg
  • Copper - 0.021 mg
  • Manganese - 0.041 mg
  • Selenium - 0.2 mcg
  • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contained
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Niacin - 0.051 mg
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.014 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.017 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.021 mg
  • Folate - 4 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 0.135 mg
  • Vitamin A - 55 IU
  • Vitamin K - 8.5 mcg
  • Vitamin E - 0.02 mg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.


joy said...

Eating is really one of my hobby i mean part of my life and cooking is my passion. I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.



Leslie Lim said...

Great article. I spent my spare time reading some blogs. And I found yours a great and knowledgeable content. Keep it up.


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