What comes to your mind when you think about healthy food? Probably nuts, seeds or avocado. We bet that you haven’t thought about cucumber. However, this fruit can be an important part of a healthy diet.
Cucumbers can have a positive influence and improve various conditions. Your skin and nail appearance will be improved by the rehydration effect from the cucumber and your cholesterol levels will significantly drop.
SILICA is an important part of cucumbers and it makes them highly beneficial. Silica increases bone mineral density which protects us from osteoporosis and it gives more strength to our nails and bones. Cucumbers also contain a high amount of fiber and that makes them useful during the weight-loss process.
Hypertension or high blood pressure can be also treated with cucumbers. High blood pressure is a common condition which can cause health issues over time. The smaller your arteries are the higher your blood pressure will be. If this condition goes unnoticed for years it can lead to damage to the blood cells or even heart damage.
Hypertension can be primary or secondary. It takes years to notice the primary type, which is totally different from the second part which appears all of a sudden. The secondary part is most commonly caused by kidney disease, sleep apnea, different types of cancer or thyroid issues.
Both types are very often accompanied by high cholesterol. The risk factors for high cholesterol are obesity, stress, physical inactivity, poor diet, lack of vitamins, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.
Try natural alternatives, instead of taking harmful chemicals. Garlic and cucumber are useful for treating both high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
GARLIC has been used in treating blood pressure issues for centuries. With raw garlic, you can treat many health issues, such as heart conditions, high cholesterol, poor blood flow and many more. The garlic contains an active component called allicin which has the same effects as blood pressure drugs.
has been used in treating blood pressure issues for centuries. With raw garlic, you can treat many health issues, such as heart conditions, high cholesterol, poor blood flow and many more. The garlic contains an active component called allicin which has the same effects as blood pressure drugs.
CUCUMBER is great for hydrating your body because it has extremely high water content. It is also full of vitamins and minerals. Potassium helps prevent atherosclerosis and the fibers reduce cholesterol. Also, the cucumber’s fiber prevents type 2 diabetes.
This fruit regulates blood pressure and helps with weight loss.
Combine these two vegetables in a salad in order to attain maximal effect from the compounds they contain.
In addition, we would like to recommend you a delicious recipe for a healthy garlic-cucumber salad:
- 1 cucumber;
- 3 cloves of garlic;
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar;
- Few spoons of water.
Wash the cucumber and cut it into nice, small pieces. Peel and crush the garlic, then add both ingredients to a large glass bowl. Add the water and vinegar and decorate with some mint leaves.