Cucumbers can be a real treat during the summer months thanks to their refreshing taste and high amount of water they contain. Moreover, they are also very good of your health and you should try to include them more in your diet.
These refreshing veggies contain almost zero calories but plenty of nutrients which give them their medicinal properties. Cucumbers belong to the Cucurbita family, a vine, alongside pumpkins, melons, zucchinis and the likes and originate in Northern India’s Himalayans plains.
They may have originated in India but their popularity grew rapidly, spreading all around the globe in no time. They come in a variety of shapes and colors but the most commonly used ones are dark green in color with a crunchy flesh with small edible seeds inside. As the cucumber grows its skin gets harder, the plant bigger and the seeds become yellow – a sign that it’s no longer edible.
Cucumbers should be a part of every healthy diet plan for a number of reasons and we’re listing the most important ones:
High in minerals
They contain a high amount of minerals like magnesium, potassium and silicon, all vital for a number of important bodily functions.