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Video: Cucumbers Don't Contain Water. Beneficial Features. How Are Cucumbers Useful? Photo
The widespread opinion that cucumber contains 95 percent of water and contains practically no nutrients is completely untrue. Cucumber is a real healer for many diseases.
What is in a cucumber?
Let's take a look at the juice in this vegetable. This is not just water, but a liquid created by nature, rich in macro- and microelements. It contains boron, iron, iodine, potassium, calcium, cobalt, silicon, manganese, copper, molybdenum, sulfur, zinc, phosphorus, etc. And also iodine compounds necessary for the thyroid gland.
Useful properties of cucumber
It is believed that cucumber juice washes out toxins, radionuclides, heavy metals from the body, relieves the kidneys from sand, helps in the treatment of gout, hepatitis, inflammatory processes, tuberculosis, and kidney stones. Cucumber juice is useful in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, intestines. Nutritionists recommend eating on an empty stomach every day (2-3 cucumbers without salt) for 30-40 minutes. before meals. The treatment is long-term, but effective.
How else is it useful to eat cucumbers?
For colitis, gout, bloating, heartburn, salted cucumbers are useful. They also have the ability to normalize blood pressure.
Cucumbers are irreplaceable in vegetable salads, vinaigrettes as a source of carbohydrates and vitamins. However, according to nutritionists, they should not be mixed with tomatoes - this drastically reduces the value of the cucumber.
Green cucumbers improve appetite, promote the secretion of gastric juice, digestion of food, relieve constipation, cleanse the stomach.