MaGIC of Eating Cucumbers
1. They help control blood sugar
It's been known that low-carb diets help control blood sugar levels and now, several animal studies show cucumbers, in particular, may help reduce blood sugar levels.
Having reduced blood sugar levels means less damage to your blood vessels as well as the nerves that control your heart.
Eating cucumbers promotes the widening of blood vessels (vasodilatation), which can help combat hypertension and reduces the risk of heart disease.
2. They can assist in lowering blood pressure
They also contain magnesium and potassium, which can help lower blood pressure because it supports the elimination of sodium via urine.
Studies show that they are adept at scavenging damaging free radicals thanks to their antioxidant properties
3. They protect your heart
How does this help your ticker? Antioxidants block oxidative stress—the chemical process that generates damaging free radicals—which has been shown to contribute to cancer and heart disease.
Studies show that those almighty cucurbitacins are a natural therapy for fighting atherosclerosis, the dangerous build-up of fatty matter on artery walls.
4. They help prevent clogged arteries
Nibble them raw, Make a Tzatziki dip, Chuck them in a smoothie, Make a hydrating juice, Make the simplest Greek salad etc..
5. Ways to Consume More Cucumbers
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