The cucumber is an inexhaustible source of water and potassium. Being offers excellent cleansing diuretic and laxative properties, which helps to eliminate swelling of hands and feet caused by fluid retention.
Also helps to tone and keep skin smooth and hydrated, especially when we take sun. Cucumber has a major substance, the resin, an enzyme which improves the use of proteins. It is very low in calories, so you will always be advised in the diets.
This vegetable is rich in minerals. Noted for its high content of iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. Has much vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals, strengthens the immune system defenses and prevents aging premature in the body.
Another quality of cucumber is its content of vitamin A, which promotes the structure of the eye and sight, as well as mucosal protection against the infection.Because the cucumber is rich in fiber, helps combat constipation, as a digestive stimulant.
Fundamental ingredient in snacks
The cucumber is a companion to salads, but also starred in creams and sauces and essential ingredient in dishes such as the famous gazpacho.
Your chances in the kitchen are many: if placed layers of cucumber under a layer of tomato provide a soft touch of flavor and texture in homemade pizzas, delicious gratin is baked with a bechamel or tomato sauce and a little grated cheese.
The cucumber is an excellent snack. Instead of committing a peccadillo and buy some fries in the shop on the corner, you better be on hand a peeled cucumber, sliced and garnished with lemon, salt and some chili powder.