Fresh and pickled cucumbers: useful and not very good
Many people believe that there is absolutely no cucumberno benefit. But, however, fresh and salted cucumbers are constantly present in our diet. In winter, salted cucumbers are a very good and favorite snack, in summer we practically every day make salads with fresh cucumbers. So, are cucumbers just food? Or, do they still have any useful properties? By the way, there are even such people who claim that cucumbers are harmful, regardless of whether they are fresh or salted. Let's see what qualities these vegetables contain.
In hot summer days fresh cucumber perfectly satisfiesthirst, since it consists of 95% water. A frequent use of cucumbers in food, promotes the natural excretion of sand and stones from the bladder and kidneys. A fresh cucumber before lunch or dinner will certainly raise the appetite. And besides good appetite, cucumbers contribute to faster and fuller digestion of food. It is even said that cucumbers can prevent hair loss. Truth is a myth, it's hard to say. Probably this is an exaggeration, but it is quite possible that this is true. Apparently, the use of cucumbers for food is accompanied only by use and does no harm.
But these wonderful vegetables are not only eaten. Useful properties of cucumbers are very actively used by cosmetologists. Surely everyone knows how to use a cucumber to relieve fatigue from the eyes. It is enough to cut off two lobules, put them on their eyes and sit like this for about 10-20 minutes. Fatigue from the eyes as soon as you remove it! Even an unhealthy red will disappear. But, this is just the simplest example of applying fresh cucumber in cosmetology. In fact, there are a lot of recipes for face masks and not only on the basis of cucumbers and their juice. Well, here is only good. And where is the harm? Can salted cucumbers conceal something insidious in themselves?
Let's see how salty cucumbers are useful. Not many people know that they contain a large number of easily digestible iodine compounds. And iodine, as is known, is simply necessary for a person, especially in the winter season. People who often eat salted cucumbers are much less likely to suffer from thyroid disease. Salted cucumbers contain lactic acid bacteria, which, undoubtedly, improve digestion. If you have high blood pressure, then these vegetables can help. You can still list a lot of useful properties, but it is already clear that salted cucumbers, the benefits of which are obvious, simply must be present on your table.
Well, now let's talk about the most important thing - what aboutharmful cucumbers. Harm as such, can cause only cucumbers grown in conditions of greenhouses, where they do not take much care of their useful properties. Such vegetables are grown, not caring about quality, but only thinking about the quantity. Therefore, it is worth to be cautious about such products. You can not feel anything after eating such cucumbers, but in time they will make themselves felt. If you suffer from any illness that imposes a restriction on the intake of liquid, then of course you should not eat cucumbers in large quantities. But this is just a contraindication, not harm.
Summing up the whole of this article, you canconfidence to say that cucumbers are useful. And it does not matter whether they are salty or fresh. Harmful are only those cucumbers that were grown using harmful substances such as, for example, sodium nitrates. In some diseases, doctors can limit the number of cucumbers eaten. But with the same success, you can limit the use of any other product. So, do not listen to the misconceptions about the harm of these wonderful vegetables. If doctors do not limit you to anything, then boldly consume them for food, but, of course, in moderation.