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The benefits and harms of pickled cucumbers.

The benefits and harms of pickled cucumbers.
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The benefits and harms of pickled cucumbers.
Pickled cucumbers are a very tasty addition to many dishes.

Some are ready to eat them in banks, and not even being pregnant. What is the benefit and harm of pickled cucumbers? And how will their huge number affect the figure and the body as a whole?

Cucumbers are consumed on their own, as a snack, and as an ingredient in various dishes - soups (pickle, solyanka), as an ingredient in salads and vinaigrette, hot and cold snacks.

The calorie content of pickles is approximately 16 kcal per 100 grams of product. That not only does not harm the figure, but also has benefits in the form of vitamins and macronutrients. However, it is better not to overdo it with the amount of consumed product.

Fresh cucumber consists of 90% water. The amount of liquid does not decrease in a salty vegetable, but this does not mean that, except for water, there is nothing in it. The composition of useful elements is diverse.

Per 100 grams of food are:

0.8 grams of protein;

0.1 grams of fat;

2.5 grams of carbohydrates.

And besides BZHU, there are also vitamins and minerals.

Pickled cucumbers act as a detoxifying agent - they remove harmful substances from the body, without washing away the useful ones.

Since pickled cucumbers contain iodine compounds that are easily absorbed by the body, their regular use can prevent the occurrence of diseases of the thyroid gland and blood vessels. During fermentation, lactic acid is produced in this type of vegetable, which has a good effect on the digestive tract. In addition, it will reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood, and improve its circulation. Lactic acid also helps to normalize blood pressure. Pickles have a lot of fiber in their composition, which has a positive effect on the digestive system as a whole, and also reduces the risk of cancer. Pickled cucumbers have the ability to stimulate appetite, given this, the product should be excluded from the diet for obesity and during weight loss. Pickled cucumbers are considered natural antioxidants that have the ability to remove free radicals from the body and prevent the development of oncology. Since pickles contain a lot of trace elements, we can also say about their benefits for immunity.

Pickled cucumbers can cause harm in diseases of the stomach and intestines, as well as during serious heart diseases. No need to use this product for people with atherosclerosis and hypertension. Contraindications to the use of this vegetable are in people with acute hepatitis, cholecystitis and gallstone disease.

In addition, pickled cucumbers should be excluded from your diet in case of chronic nephritis, renal failure and pyelonephritis. Since acetic acid is used to make such cucumbers, this product can be harmful to the teeth, and it can irritate the mucous membranes. A large amount of salt, which is contained in such cucumbers, may have contraindications for people with high blood pressure.

And remember, everything is good in moderation! Bon Appetit!