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DO YOU KNOW SERIES: Importance of Cucumbers

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  • Rehydrate body and replenish daily vitamins.

They are 95% water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. They have most of vitamins the body needs in a single day.

  • Skin and hair care

It can be used for skin irritations and sunburn. The silicon and sulphur in cucumbers also help to stimulate hair growth.

  • Aids in weight loss and indigestion

Due to its low calorie and high water content, it’s ideal diet for people who want to lose weight. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion.

  • Cure diabetes, reduces cholesterol and blood pressure

Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which beneficial to diabetic patients. Researcher find that a compound called sterols in cucumbers may help reduce cholesterol levels. Cucumber contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber. These work effectively for regulating blood pressure making cucumbers good for treating both low and high blood pressure.

  • Economic Potential

Cucumbers are used widely in a wide variety of salads. Due to the continuous realization of the importance of cucumber’s health benefits along with skincare; there is increasing demand for the product in Nigeria.


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