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Saturday, August 7, 2010

The healing power of: Cucumber.

Cucumber is a vegetable that belongs to the same family as pumpkins, zucchinis and other squashes. It has a dark green skin, which reveals whitish or very light green flesh, when peeled. There are basically two types of cucumbers - the pickling varieties and the slicing varieties. Of these, the pickling variety is relatively small, around 2 - 4 inches long. Most of us know that cucumbers have cooling properties and are extremely good for bringing relief to the eyes in summers. However, they are associated with a number of other health and nutrition benefits too. To know about them, read on.

  • Raw cucumber, when applied on the skin, can help reduce heat and inflammation.
  • The diuretic, cooling and cleansing property of cucumber makes it good for skin.
  • Fresh cucumber juice can provide relief from heartburn, acid stomach, gastritis and even ulcer.
  • Placing a cucumber slice over the eyes not only soothes them, but also reduces swelling.
  • Daily consumption of cucumber juice helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
  • Cucumber has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from lung, stomach and chest problems.
  • The potassium in cucumber makes it useful for the problem of high and low blood pressure.
  • Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.
  • Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth, especially when it is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.
  • Cucumber juice, when mixed with carrot juice, is said to be good for rheumatic conditions caused by excessive uric acid in the body.
  • Cucumber can prove to be beneficial for those suffering from diseases of the teeth and gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
  • Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
  • Cucumber has been associated with healing properties in relation to diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, liver and pancreas.
  • Those suffering from diabetes have been found to benefit from the consumption of cucumber/cucumber juice.

Nutritional Value of Cucumber
Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of raw, unpeeled cucumber
  • Carbohydrates - 3.63 gm
  • Sugars - 1.67 gm
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 gm
  • Fat - 0.11 gm
  • Protein - 0.65 gm
  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - 0.027 mg
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) - 0.033 mg
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3) - 0.098 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - 0.259 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.040 mg
  • Folate (Vitamin B9) - 7 μg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Calcium - 16 mg
  • Iron - 0.28 mg
  • Magnesium - 13 mg
  • Phosphorus - 24 mg
  • Potassium - 147 mg
  • Zinc 0.20 mg


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1 comment:

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