For her part, Dr. Sawsan Ghazal, a specialist in nutrition and alternative medicine, explained the most prominent health benefits that the body gains when consuming cucumber, according to the “Sada Al Balad” website.
– Reduces the chances of high blood pressure and heart attacks, as well as reducing harmful cholesterol in the blood, and preventing atherosclerosis.
It is considered the best choice for diabetics, because it contains a percentage of soluble fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels.
Rich in potassium and magnesium, which are all beneficial nutrients for cardiovascular health.
It contains a high percentage of antioxidants, such as pectin, which fights free radicals, which reduces the chances of developing cancerous tumors.
Maintaining body moisture, as it contains a high percentage of water.
The fiber in cucumber improves bowel movement and reduces the chances of indigestion, constipation, bloating, and gas.
It maintains the freshness of the skin and contributes to the treatment of sunburn when it is cut and placed on the skin, because it contains a high percentage of water, which contributes to moisturizing the skin.
It contains vitamin K, which helps the body absorb calcium from foods, which maintains bone health, and reduces the chances of it suffering from osteoporosis and fractures.
It contributes to stimulating blood circulation in the human body and compensates for the lost salts, minerals and water through sweating resulting from direct exposure to sunlight in the summer.