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Cucumbers and little identified approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes

Do you think you're cool as a cucumber?

Not merely is the cucumber known for it’s power to cool-down the body, it has also been proven to help with jaundice, diarrhea, epilepsy, sore throat, conjunctivitis (redness of the eye) and swelling of extremities.

Often you should attempt to deseed the cucumber as the body can have a problem digesting the seeds. You can deseed them yourself easily by cutting them in two and ultizing a spoon to remove the seeds or if you want to eliminate this task it is possible to buy cucumbers that are already seeded.

Fresh cucumbers are easy to add to salads and for an easy salad just toss diced cucumbers with sliced red onions, red tomatoes and your favorite all-natural, low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. This can be a fast way to make a refreshing salad that reaps the benefits of cucumber.

Anti-diabetic Benefits of Cucumber:

Beta cells contained in the pancreas produce the hormone insulin.Cucumber is found to possess a hormone needed by the beta cells in the insulin production. Moreover, the Glycemic Index of cucumbers is found to be zero.

Why Cucumbers have not a glycemic index listed? Does this imply they do not raise blood sugar?

Not at all. It only denotes that under the "rules" for the concept of the glycemic index, it is too difficult to get an accurate number. It is because you'll need to eat a very big amount of the food to get 50 grams of carbohydrate at the same time in order to be tested. Usually, the lower the quantity of carbohydrate in a vegetable and the more fiber it has, the less the increase in blood glucose will be.

The carbohydrates are primarily responsible of the raise of the glucose level.But the carbohydrates within the cucumber are easily digestible in a diabetes patient’s stomach.

Suggestions for Preparing Cucumbers:

Unwaxed cucumbers don't need to be peeled but should be washed before cutting. Cucumbers may be sliced, diced or cut into sticks.

A Few Quick Serving Ideas:

- Use half-inch thick cucumber slices as petite serving "dishes" for chopped vegetable salads.

- Mix diced cucumbers with sugar snap peas and mint leaves and toss with rice wine vinaigrette.

- For refreshing cold gazpacho soup that takes five minutes or less to make, simply purée cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and onions, then add salt and pepper to taste.

- Add diced cucumber to tuna fish or chicken salad recipes.

Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe:


- 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices

- 1 carrot, peeled and shredded

- 1/2 red onion, sliced paper-thin

- 1/3 cup minced cilantro


- 1/2 cup rice vinegar

- 2 tsp. honey

- 2 tsp. Reduced-sodium soy sauce

- 1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

- Pinch dried red pepper flakes

Preparation per 8 servings:

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Marinating time: 1 hour

1. Combine the cucumbers, carrots, red onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.

2. Combine the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over cucumbers, cover, and refrigerate for one hour. Salad might be eaten with a fork.

Nutritional Values per Serving Size: 1/2 cup

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Suzanne Ault publishes articles for the recipes for diabetes blog, her personal hobby blog centered on cooking ideas to prevent diabetic issues.

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17 Rechargers:

  1. A great piece of info on cucmbers and the Salad looks yumm!

  2. wow!!.that something that is really healthy and defintely all ladies to bookmark this...nowadays 80% females have this type 2 diabetes...especially who live abroad... great going with the post!!!

  3. Hi Chiatra,
    Very eye catching click.
    Thanks for the detailed information about cucumber. Love to try this and the cold gazpacho soup.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mmmmmmmm looks sooo yummy and this is really wonderful and delicious salad...

  5. Thanks Chaitra for this wonderful info and nice salad recipe

  6. Very nice to know the benefits of cucumber.Delicious cucumber salad.

  7. very informative post, thank you for sharing

  8. I never knew cucumber wud prevent diabetes.. Thanks for all the info dear..

    The salad looks delicious..

  9. interesting information, thanks

  10. refreshing salad dish....soothing to the body n soul....yum...thanks for the useful info...

  11. really delicious cucumber salad and nice post abt the good values of cucumber..

  12. Really useful info about cucumbers.

  13. Chaitra, that is wonderful info. Thanks and keep them coming :)

  14. all time gr8...such a cool thing with lots of medicinal values....
    nice information!

  15. The salad looks healthy and delicious.

  16. This is a good source of information. Thanks for sharing Chaitra.

  17. Dear Chaitra
    Excellent informative writing ...hummmm..must eat cocumber from now on..:-)
    Have a nice day


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