For over a month now this particluar vegetable i know as cucumber has been trending online for what some call publicity stunt or real life story surrounding Queen chidinmma. As a health writer i always have a different view about some issues especially when it comes to this particular one, For chidimma and her supporter they saw cucumber as an instrument for pleasure if the story is really true but there is much more to what cucumber can offer than just pleasure. That which it can offer is healthy living and the following listed bellow
HEALTHY BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER
Makes the skin look fresh: Cucumber is endowed with nutrients that help smoothen the skin and make it glow. Have you ever wondered why you see slices of cucumber on eyes of clients at the spa.Cucumber has a way to alleviate and treat sun burn. Definitely Chidimma must have known this. am just saying anyway. 🙄
It hydrates the skin: I made a post here on how water can be a remedy to issues you have been facing.Most a times you become sic when your body is not getting enough water it needs. A Cucumber contains 115 grams of water. that is a whole lot.This will complement the daily requirement of 8 glasses of water by World health Organisation.
Strengthens the bone: Vitamin K takes care of the bones in sure a way that bone fracture is kept at bay. For one cucumber you eat you have already covered 11 percent of your daily requirement. Cucumber also helps in calcium absorption.
Protects Your Brain: Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health. In addition it plays a role in preserving your memory from aging process.
It aids in Digestion: Cucumber contains two major component need for digestion which is water and fibre. Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.
It promotes healthy weight: For the fact that it one finger of cucumber gives of 16 calories frequent consumption ensure weight loss. Unlike other food materials that gives off a whole lot of calories like noodles.More also for the fact that cucumber contains fibre,it gives that bulky feeling of satisfaction making you not to eat much.
Having read all these health benefits of cucumber why not give it a try when next you are eating rice,spice it up with slices of cucumber.