August 6, 2022, 12:34 | Medicine
Cucumbers are very useful as a product for the daily diet.
Cucumbers have antioxidant anti-inflammatory, anticancer properties, informs Ukr.Media.
"Like other foods with a high content of antioxidants, cucumbers allow the body to function normally. Antioxidant compounds interfere with the formation of free radicals, starting the recovery processes in the cells.
Also thanks to the use of cucumbers, digestion processes are normalized, constipation is prevented. Moreover, in this regard, lightly salted or pickled cucumbers can be more useful than fresh ones. Such vegetables undergo fermentation, as a result of which the number of probiotics in them increases sharply, the use of which contributes to the development of useful bacterial flora in the intestines.
What else are cucumbers useful for. Their skin provides the body with fiber that helps digestion and beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, which improves immune function, vision and skin condition. Their other useful component is vitamin K, which is important for bone health.