Cucumber is one of the foods most often found in our salads. With its pleasant taste, its richness in water and its high nutritional value, it brings a touch of freshness to our diet and provides our body with a significant amount of nutrients and antioxidants essential for its proper functioning. It is a food to absolutely integrate into your daily food routine, if you want to find a healthy and harmonious body. 

Here are the effects of its consumption on our body according to the experience of Dr. Laurence Martin.
With our perpetual race against time and the incredible number of daily tasks, many of us opt, at mealtime, for fast foods and frozen foods that are easy, and above all, quick, to prepare. However, these foods contain large amounts of fat, salt and sugar, which cause the accumulation of toxins in the body, promote the overproduction and storage of fat and hinder the proper functioning of our body.

However, to avoid this and restore the balance of your body, you must adopt good eating habits which consist of never skipping meals, especially breakfast, providing healthy snacks that help fight against small hollows, drinking enough water and especially eat fruits and vegetables rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
Cucumber, for example, is one of the foods to absolutely integrate into your daily food menu. Find below what its consumption does to your body!

Why eating cucumber every day is good for your health?
A detoxification of the body
A small clarification: to make the most of the virtues of cucumber, it is advisable to consume it unpeeled. Indeed, cucumber skin contains phenolic compounds with antioxidant action, which fight against free radicals. In addition, the more bitter the cucumber, the higher its concentration of cucurbitacin (C), which increases its anti-inflammatory potential. This without forgetting that the high water content of cucumber (95%) is a good source of hydration for the body, and its diuretic action stimulates kidney function and promotes the elimination of waste and toxins, through the urine and perspiration. As for the nutrients it contains, such as vitamins (A, B, C, and E) and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, etc.), they strengthen the defenses of the immune system and boost its protective action. .

Healthier skin
Cucumber slices on the eye contour, is a tip that could not be better known. In addition to acting externally, the cucumber does not fail to cleanse our skin, improving the general state of our organism. Detoxifying and anti-inflammatory, it reduces inflammation at the origin of various skin problems such as acne, and neutralizes free radicals responsible for early cell aging. In addition, rich in silica, this vegetable also helps to strengthen the various body tissues, including that of the skin, which helps to obtain smooth, clean and taut skin.

Better digestion and fat burning
Rich in water, fiber and nutrients, cucumber is a real slimming ally. By consuming it every day, it helps improve digestion, fight against various digestive disorders and repair the gastric and intestinal mucosa. In addition, its diuretic action and metabolism-activating properties promote the burning and elimination of fat, which results in visible and effective weight loss.

Add to this that a Japanese study has shown that cucumber contributes to weight loss thanks to its high masticatory index. Indeed, women who eat foods that require more chewing are thinner than those who prefer soft foods.

Effective elimination of bad breath
Due to bacterial overgrowth in the oral cavity, bad breath is one of the most widespread and annoying problems. To overcome it, it is important to adopt proper oral hygiene and treat any cavities or gingival inflammation that may be the cause. To help you eliminate it, place a thick slice of cucumber against your palate and keep it there for 30 minutes.