The Health Benefits Of Corn
And Cucumbers In Your Diet
Health Benefits of Corn and Cucumbers Corn and cucumbers are
both very tasty but also have tremendous benefits to health
because they are chocked full of nutrients.
Corn in particular is very high in nutrients such as
thiamine or vitamin B1, which is necessary for the metabolism
of carbohydrates in the body. Corn is also rich in pantothenic
acid or vitamin B5 which is instrumental when it comes to the
physiology of the body. Fiber is another good reason to eat
corn as often as possible.
Corn contains folate which is particularly important for
women of childbearing age as it helps to prevent many birth
defects such as encephalitis and spina bifida. Folate is also
essential in the growth and development of new cells throughout
If a woman wants to become pregnant she should make sure to
increase the amount of folate she consumes at least three
months before she first tries to become pregnant. You might
even want to consider taking folic acid supplements.
Vitamin C is also prevalent in corn and helps to protect
against a selection of diseases. Eating only one cup of corn is
able to provide a person with approximately 18.4 percent of
what is deemed as the daily recommendation of fiber Intake.
In fact the fact that it is high in fiber is one of this
vegetable's greatest selling points. Studies have borne out the
reality that fiber is especially effective at decreasing the
risk of colon cancer developing and it also helps to lower the
bad cholesterol (LDL).
Corn on the cob cannot be eaten all year long so you might
want to prepare corn as a side dish and saut it in a recipe
with onions and green chilies. Cucumber has long been used to
reduce both Inflammation and heat in the body.
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Contrary to popular belief, cucumber is a fruit and not a
vegetable. Cucumber is particularly cooling and soothing and
women like to cut slices of cucumber and place them on the eyes
to relieve puffy, sore eyes and bags under the eyes. Cucumber
can be eaten in its raw form or it can be cooked and used in
recipes or it can be pickled. Cucumber is particularly good for
a variety of skin problems because of its diuretic
Cucumber are both cleansing and cooling to the
skin. Cucumber also helps to heal a number of health problems
including lung disorders, stomach ailments, chest problems,
tapeworm and arthritis. Cucumber can be used to decrease the
Incidence of heartburn and to calm a stomach that has that
burning, acid feeling to it. In these instances it is best to
consume fresh cucumber juice but you could also eat a few raw
slices of cucumber as well.
A handy snack for when you are on the road
or want something salty are nuts. Stay away
from those that have added salt and spices.
Nuts are full of nutrients and fatty acids in
their natural form and are both tasty and good
This also works for individuals who suffer from
ulcers as well as gastritis. Cucumber juice has also been shown
to benefit those who suffer from arthritis, eczema and gout. To
reap the most benefits you should drink cucumber juice on a
daily basis. Be aware that pickled cucumbers are not
recommended because they have lost the majority of their
vitamin content and they are very high in salt.