Cucumber is the most ancient vegetable crop. The smaller, greener and unripe it is, the tastier and more useful it is. The ancient Greeks called this vegetable “aguros”, which translates as “unripe, unripe”. Their current name “cucumber” originates from there.

The homeland of this vegetable is the regions of India where there is eternal summer, that is, they are located in the tropical and subequatorial climate zone.

Cucumbers continue to be found in the wild in their homeland and resemble a tropical liana as they wrap around the trunks of trees and the fruits, i.e. cucumbers, hang down.

For almost 6,000 years, people have used the fruits of this culture, as its seeds were found during the excavations of the Khazar city of Sarkel.

Beneficial properties

Cucumber is the most dietary of all dietary foods, as it consists of 95-98% water, which means a minimum of calories.

But the remaining percentages are not useless – this vegetable is a source of valuable alkaline salts, which have the property of slowing down the aging process and preventing the formation of stones in the kidneys and gall bladder.

Cucumber contains useful and easily digestible iodine compounds – scientists believe that regular use of this vegetable improves the function of the thyroid gland, heart and blood vessels.

Cucumbers are a valuable source of vegetable fiber, therefore they have a beneficial effect on the peristalsis of the intestines, and also clean excess cholesterol from the walls of blood vessels.

This vegetable contains sugars, proteins, vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin C, carotene, chlorophyll, folic acid, potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium, chlorine, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium and even silver.


Medicinal effect

Due to the high content of potassium, cucumbers are an excellent means of “expelling” excess fluids from the body, to relieve swelling, to lower blood pressure, and also have a mild laxative effect .

Due to its low calorie content and its enhanced cleansing effect, cucumber is an ideal food for people who want to get rid of excess weight.

Cucumber seeds have medicinal properties, as they remove excess cholesterol from the body.
The juice of this vegetable contains many mineral salts, as well as calcium, phosphorus and sodium.

This drink has a healing and rejuvenating effect on the body and the skin, strengthens the ability to remember, strengthens the cardiovascular system, helps to maintain the good condition of the teeth and gums, and also gives freshness and helps to preserve the tone of the skin .

In addition, cucumber juice prevents the development of atherosclerosis and is an excellent diuretic.

Cucumber juice is a wonderful remedy for prolonged cough, relieves the condition of tuberculosis patients, calms the nervous system, has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

This drink also prevents the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, cleanses the entire organism and prevents the deposition of salts.

Cucumber juice mixed with apple and tomato in a ratio of 1 to 1 to 1 and with an added clove of garlic contributes to the improvement of blood composition.

It is permissible to drink up to 1 liter of cucumber juice per day, but it is not recommended to consume more than 100 ml at a time.

Contraindications for cucumber consumption

Cucumbers are contraindicated in acute and chronic nephritis, in exacerbation of chronic kidney failure, in kidney stone diseases and in nephritis with alkaline urine. It is necessary to limit the consumption of this vegetable during the exacerbation of peptic ulcer, gastritis, enterocolitis and colitis.

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