For those trying to reduce weight, cucumbers are the go-to food.
Its extraordinary nutrient richness offers a plethora of benefits, especially for bone health, weight loss, and digestion.
It contains a lot of vitamin K, which is important for calcium absorption and bone building, which lowers the risk of fractures.
The risk of hemorrhagic consequences is also lowered by vitamin K. Because it is more readily available and has larger water content, it helps people to stay hydrated throughout the heat.
Due to its high fiber content, food is absorbed more gradually, reducing a fast surge in blood sugar and fat levels. Potassium and Magnesium present in cucumbers are essential for regulating blood pressure.
We consistently attempt to include cucumber as a salad with our meals in the belief that its high fiber content aids in better digestion.
However, did you realize that doing so actually makes digestion worse rather than better?
Uncooked food and cooked food should never be combined, according to Ayurveda. Cooked food requires different digestive enzymes than food that is not cooked, and the digestion process for each requires a varied amount of time. Eating raw cucumbers with meals can lead to constipation and ingestion which leads to inflammation.
Then, how should it be consumed?
Ayurvedic expert Dr. Alka Vijayan recently wrote a piece about the ideal manner to eat cucumbers.
Pitta type: Highly advised to have salad as a whole meal because it promotes cooling and rehydration.
Vata types might add sesame seeds and a touch of pepper and salt to their food to lessen the effects of bloating.
Kapha type: Should consume cucumber along with green vegetables.
No doubt, cucumbers are incredibly nutritious and healthy when consumed properly.