Food properties of cucumber
Cucumber for slimming
The fruits of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) are especially recommended for those who wish to lose weight.
They are formed in 96% of water and have little caloric value, which does not reach 20 calories per 100 gr.
A spring cucumber diet will be very suitable for people who want to lose weight or who suffer from serous accumulations in the extremities – edemas -, while at the same time it helps to detoxify the body.
These properties make cucumber a extremely light and suitable food to combat obesity.
Cucumbers to purify your body
Are cucumbers digestive?
Cucumbers are a good repair of the intestinal mucosa, so its consumption is very suitable for those who want to strengthen the stomach
However, you have to be careful to chew it very well, since, being a fruit very rich in cellulose, it can be indigestible if eaten fast and not chewed.
The youngest and tender cucumbers are used to prepare pickled gherkins. Because of its vinegar content and high salt content, they are not as desirable as fresh cucumbers.
Except in these cases, in general, it constitutes a very adequate food to protect the stomach and clean the intestines when regulating the intestinal flora by action of a component denominated erepsina.
* Recipes with cucumbers: Gazpacho, Noodles with mustard and pickles
Composition of raw cucumber
Composition of raw cucumber per 100 gr.
0, 022 mg
0, 042 mg
0, 079 mg
0. 221 mg
Source: USDA Nutrient Data Base
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7 March, 2022