Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Health Benefits of Cucumber during Pregnancy

Cucumber is a  creeping vine; it's originally from South Asia and  widely cultivated plant in the gourd family  It generally require temperatures between 60-90°F/15-33°C. China is the largest producer of cucumbers, and it provides about 2/3rd of the global supply. the 3 different varieties of cucumbers are: slicing, pickling, and burpless. It  belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is dark-green skin, crispy, moisture, varying in size, shape, and color.

Scientific name : Cucumis sativus

In Different Languages:

Hindi  - ‘khira/kheera’ or ‘kakdi’
Telugu - Dosakaya
Tamil  -  Kakkarikkari
Malayalam  -  Kani Vellarikka
Marathi - Kakadi
Gujarati - Kakdi
Punjabi - Tar
Bengali  - Sosha

Nutritional Value of  Cucumber:

Vitamin A        -     2%   
Vitamin K      -    19%
Vitamin C       -     4%
Calcium         -      1%   
Iron                -     1%
Magnesium          -   3%
Cholesterol       -   0%
Dietary fiber     -    2%
Copper            -     4%
Protein             -    1%

Health Benefits:
  • It protects your brain, improves your memory and protects your nerve cells.
  • Reduces risk of cancer and treats Alzheimer disease.
  • Strengthen bones and detoxify your body.
  • Relieves stress and improves your digestive health.
  • Maintains your heart healthy.
  • Relieves Constipation and improves dental health.
  • Helps in managing diabetes.
  • Reduces kidney stones.
Skin Benefits:
  • Revitalizes your skin and it will reverses skin tanning.
  • It controls puffiness of the eyes and rejuvenates your skin.
  • It helps to open pores and fights cellulite.
  • Cucumber is a natural moisturizer, so it reduces eye wrinkles and dark circles.
Hair Benefits:
  • Controls hair fall and gives healthy and shiny hair.
Benefits during pregnancy:
  • Cucumber is good for your health during pregnancy, because it present Vitamin K. 
  • Vitamin K plays a important role, which helps to strengthen your bones, and rich in vitamin C, K, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • It gives a proper development  of the fetus inside you and helps in preventing obesity during pregnancy.

NOTE: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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