Cucumber




CUCUMBER

aka Cucumis sativus


GROW

Propagate: seedings

Light: shady

Water: twice a day

Soil: good drainage

Fertilizer: twice a month


USES

Skin Care : Cucumber is rich in silica, which is an essential component that aids in developing strong and healthy connective tissues in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bones. Doctors often recommend cucumber juice because of the silica content for healthier and brighter skin.


Prevent Constipation & Kidney Stones : Cucumbers are a perfect blend of both fiber and water. Therefore, they help to protect your body from constipation and kidney stones. Regularly enjoying a cucumber rich salad is a great way to increase fiber intake. Cucumber is also a good source of vitamin C, silica, potassium, and magnesium; all of which have their own health benefits. Cucumber skin contains high levels of vitamin A, so you will gain more of this nutrient if you eat the entire thing without removing the skin.


Control Blood Pressure : Cucumber, therefore, contributes to healthy regulation of blood pressure and contributes to the proper structure of connective tissues in our body, including those in the muscles, bones, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.


Manage Diabetes : Cucumbers have been used for assistance with glucose control in diabetic patients.The glycemic index (GI) of cucumbers is zero, meaning that it is a good choice for diabetic patient and, thus, can help keep the glucose level in check. Nowadays, most commercial stores have cucumber supplements as spiny sea cucumber extract powder, thought to be effective in combating the effects of diabetes.


Provide Antioxidant Power : Cucumbers can often act as antioxidants when consumed along with processed foods and high sugar foods.A month-long consumption of cucumbers shows improvement in the body’s antioxidant activities.

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