Cucumbers are one of nature’s miracle fruits to weight loss and for your health and wellness— and yes, we said fruit. While many consider this green plant to be a vegetable, due to the fact that it develops from a flower and contains the seeds of the plant, cucumber is actually a fruit. Logistics aside, cucumbers have amazing health benefits, and you may want to consider adding them to your daily diet. Here’s why he is good for your health and wellness:
1) Your hair and nails and skin will improve
Cucumbers contain Vitamins A, B, C, K, Manganese, Copper, and potassium that are key in supporting the body and supporting a healthy immune system. And when your body and immune systems are healthy, it is often most reflective in your hair, nails, and skin. Additionally, cucumbers are rich in silica, which is necessary for the development of health strong connective tissues. The sulphuric content is also key in helping hair grow fast and strong. You need to know that sulfur has the ability to form strong bonds that contribute to the strength of healthy hair. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) which contains sulfur is also necessary for the formation of keratin in nails, skin, and hair.
2) You’ll get additional hydration
It is a well-known fact that your body can’t function without water. Water cleanses your body, by moving toxins out. It also helps carry essential nutrients throughout your body, and hydrates the skin and body, helping to keep it at that all-important, 98.6-degree temperature.
But, what some don’t’ know is that people get 40 percent of their daily water intake from food, which is where fruits like cucumbers come in. In fact, cucumbers are 95 percent water. So, when you eat a cucumber, you are basically eating and drinking at the same time.
Around 95% of a cucumber is water, so eating it daily improves the total hydration level in your body which in turn, affects your health in a positive way. If you’re someone who forgets to drink water routinely, then eating 1 cucumber a day can be a wonderful trick for you.