7. Hair quality will improve and you’ll see less hair loss.
The B vitamins present in cucumbers are highly beneficial for scalp and hair health. Biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamins B5, B6, and C all have important roles to play in hair growth. They also prevent premature hair loss and graying.
8. Cardiovascular health will improve.
Cucumbers contain potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. These 3 nutrients are important for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. Vitamin K works as a vital factor in blood coagulation and the regulation of calcium levels in the blood. Lower magnesium and potassium levels have been linked with higher blood pressure. A regular intake of cucumber has been found to decrease bad cholesterol levels as well.
9. Blood sugar levels will be better controlled.
Cucumbers contain a wide range of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and triterpenes. According to researchers, an increased intake of cucumber is very promising in controlling high blood sugar levels.
10. Bones will be stronger.
Cucumbers contain vitamin K and calcium, both of which are essential for stronger bones. Vitamin K has been found to reduce the risk of bone fractures and also plays an important role in the absorption of calcium in the bones.
11. The body will get rid of toxins.
It’s believed that cucumbers have natural detoxification properties and a regular intake of this fruit can remove impurities and toxins from your liver and gut, promoting better overall health.
12. The hormones will be better balanced.
Phosphorous is a key nutrient for hormonal balance in the body. It interacts with endocrine glands and helps in the creation and release of hormones. Cucumbers contain around 4% of the phosphorous suggested for daily intake for adults.
To be “cool as a cucumber” and reap its many benefits, include it in your daily diet. Add it to your salads or just slice it up in half, sprinkle on some salt, and eat it.