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Qualities of citrus fruits and cucumber

Every fruits and vegetables has their own quality that is very useful for everyone either for inner or outer beauty. Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. These include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid.

You probably have a pretty good concept of which one food are considered fruit and which one are considered vegetable, at least in culinary terms. Have a look on the quality of both:

The super-heroic qualities of citrus fruits

Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are brilliant health boosters. Have a look on the benefits of citrus fruits:

1. Boost your brain health

Snacking on citrus fruits and drinking their juices can give your brain a boost. Researchers at the university of East Anglia, UK, have found. Citrus nutrients not only improve the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to blood cells, but also help to lower inflammation and neutralise cell damage.

2. Iron awe

The high levels of vitamin C in citrus fruits help your body absorb plant-based iron more easily. This is particularly important if you're a vegetarian or vegan.

3. Stone cold

Citrus fruits can raise the levels of citrate in the urine and might lower the risk of kidney stones. Studies have found that kidney stones are more common in people eating less citrus.

4. Heart happy

Many compounds in citrus fruits - including flavonoids and soluble fibre-can benefit heart health by improving cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, acting as antioxidants and reducing inflammation.

Some studies have shown people who eat citrus fruits had higher "good" HDL cholesterol and lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.

5. Curb cataracts

One study found participants who had a higher intake of vitamin C, cut their risk of cataract progression by a third. The fluid in the eye that bathes the lens is high in vitamin C, which helps to stop the lens from oxidising and protects it from becoming cloudly.

4 reasons to eat cucumber

  • Cucumber is rich in B vitamins - riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6 - which are needed for energy production and to protect heart, brain and nerve health.

  • Vitamin C in cucumber is an important element for the creation of collagen that gives structure, strength and support to muscles, skin and bones in the body.

  • It's a source of essential minerals like potassium, phosphorous and iron.

  • It contains vitamin K, which is essential for forming clots to prevent bleeding after an injury.


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