Cucumbers can be a real treat during the summer months thanks to their refreshing taste and high amount of water they contain. Moreover, they are also very good of your health and you should try to include them more in your diet.

These refreshing veggies contain almost zero calories but plenty of nutrients which give them their medicinal properties. Cucumbers belong to the Cucurbita family, a vine, alongside pumpkins, melons, zucchinis and the likes and originate in Northern India’s Himalayans plains.

They may have originated in India but their popularity grew rapidly, spreading all around the globe in no time. They come in a variety of shapes and colors but the most commonly used ones are dark green in color with a crunchy flesh with small edible seeds inside. As the cucumber grows its skin gets harder, the plant bigger and the seeds become yellow – a sign that it’s no longer edible.

Cucumbers should be a part of every healthy diet plan for a number of reasons and we’re listing the most important ones:

High in minerals

They contain a high amount of minerals like magnesium, potassium and silicon, all vital for a number of important bodily functions.

Great for toxins elimination

They also have a high water content which is good for flushing out toxins and even kidney stones, completely painlessly.
Excellent for diabetics, people with high cholesterol and blood pressure problems

They are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium, compounds that are known to regulate your blood pressure. Cucumber juice, on the other hand, contains a hormone pancreatic cells need to secrete insulin.

Abundant in vitamins

If you want to stack up on vitamins make sure you munch on a cucumber because they have all the vitamins your body needs, including vitamin B, C and A, which give you energy and stimulate your immune system.

Moisturize the body

Did you know that a cucumber is made of 90% water? No wonder it’s so refreshing, hydrating and moisturizing for your skin.

Anti- cancer properties

These amazing veggies have the three main lignans, lariciresinol, secoisolariciresinol and pinoresinol, which are very effective in the fight and prevention of cancers like ovarian, breast, uterus and prostate cancer.