Top 10 Health Benefits of Cucumber or Pipino

March 13, 2016
(Last Updated On: April 17, 2016)

The Top 10 Health Benefits why you need to eat Cucumber or Pipino

Cucumber is known in Filipino as Pipino, it is the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a super-food. Cucumbers are eaten either fresh or as a pickle, cucumbers have numerous health benefits, even though they may not be full of flavor. Add them to salads or slice them in spears to eat alone or with a low-fat dip.





Cucumbers are believed to have originated in southern Asia and India more than 10,000 years ago. The many varieties of cucumbers are all part of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with watermelons, zucchini and squash, which are often considered fruits, based on how they are prepared or eaten.

Cucumber also contains many vitamins and minerals that make them a healthy choice for cooking and snacking. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.

Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Pipino or Cucumber:

 Top 10 health benefits of cucumber

1] Rehydrates body and replenishes daily vitamins

  • Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. Don’t forget to leave the skin on because the skin contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 10 percent of the daily-recommended allowance.

2] Promotes joint health, relieves gout and arthritis pain

  • Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. They are also rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. When mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

3] Helps in weight loss and digestion

  • Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who are looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

4] Control Blood Pressure

  • Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber which are very helpful for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber especially good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

5] Skin care

  • The high water content and the presence of certain vitamins and minerals make cucumber an essential part of skin care. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can be used for skin tightening. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers can bring down the water retention rate which in turn diminishes the puffiness and swelling under the eyes. Cucumber skin also can bring relief to the skin caused by sunburn or windburn.

6] Beneficial for teeth and gums

  • Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

7] Acts as a diuretic

  • The water content of cucumber acts as a diuretic. It encourages the elimination of waste products from the body through urination. Regular intake of cucumber helps to dissolve bladder or kidney stones.

8] Relieves bad breath

  • Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemicials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

9] Stimulate hair growth

  • Cucumber contains silicon and sulphur and thus a regular intake of cucumber can help promote healthy hair growth. For best results, mix cucumber juice with the juices of carrot, lettuce or spinach.

10] Fight cancer

  • Cucumber contains lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol – three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.

 

 




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19 Comments

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    Ingrid
    October 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Ed I did not know cumber controls high blood pressure. I will try it and then report my findings to you.

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    tauyanm

    February 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    love to know the benefits! i always have this on my salad and smoothie everyday! dont know that it has so many benefits like above

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    Joyce | Live Laugh Love Post
    February 16, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Yeah! Cucumbers smoothies look so delicious! I am glad that you gave the detailed information about the health benefits of Cucumbers.

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    Hey Sharonoox
    February 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I never knew there’s so many benefits to cucumber. This is great information. I give my son cucumber slices as snacks. I usually use them on my eyes to reduce dark circle eyes.

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    Marielle Altenor
    February 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    We eat a lot more cucumber in the summer than we do in the winter. I’ve read that it helps flushing toxin out

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    Cianna Reider
    February 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I love cucumber! I try to incorporate it into my diet as often as possbile. I think I may try green smoothies next!

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    Eazynazy

    February 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    i uses to have acne before and i started eating lotsss of cucumbers and it helped my skin alottttt.

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    Dhemz
    February 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Very helpful information. Cucumber is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

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    Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
    February 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    thanks for sharing this. it will totally help me with my healthy lifestyle journey

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    Erin
    February 15, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I had no idea cucumbers were considered a super food! Normally when I think of super foods, pomegranate, acai, etc. come to mind but not cukes! Neat! Thanks for sharing this, I wasn’t going to grow them this year but I might actually have to now!

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    Cynthia Nicoletti
    February 15, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I didn’t know cucumbers were so good for us. That is great to know. I put them in our salads all the time.

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    wendy

    February 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I love both of these anyway I can get them! I didnt realize they did all that though. Learned something!

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    Anosa
    February 15, 2017 at 12:49 am

    wow! I never knew it does a lot of help to our health. I need to eat more of this! I love it on salads and burgers but I don’t like it as a pickles.

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    Terri Beavers
    February 14, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I had no idea these products were so good for us. I love cucumbers so I need to increase eating them.

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    Tara pittman
    February 13, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I need to start eating cucumbers more. I love that it has joint benefits

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    Emma
    February 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I love cucumbers – so hydrating. Love them to use instead of chips, with dips and I love a slice in my water to give it a bit of flavour!

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    William Sweeney
    February 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I had not heard of these benefits before!! I love finding out new information like this, especially easy things to do to improve upon my health.

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    bhing bautista

    September 6, 2016 at 8:47 am

    thank you for sharing great recipe’s of out native island of the Philippines. it helped me learn how to cook better. keep up a great job.

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    Kelvin7132 @lovecorner

    May 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    One of my favorite vegetables

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