10 Health Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumbers are super nutritiousCalories:16, Protein:1g, Fat:0g (0g saturated), Fiber:1g, Carbohydrates:4g, Sugar:2g, Sodium:2mg.

Cucumbers aren't just salad filler, say scientists. Cucumbers contain lignans, which may help treat estrogen-related cancers.

They contain antioxidants and micronutrients.

Hypertension can cause an aneurysm, stroke. Cucumbers potassium content may reduce sodium-induced water retention and lower blood pressure.

Cucumbers may help keep your blood pressure in check.

Fibre provides cucumbers' few calories. Perez says fibre improves gut health and bowel regularity, manages diabetes and cholesterol, and prevents overeating.

They can keep your digestion going strong.

Hydration helps carry nutrients to cells, prevent constipation, and flush out bacteria. Perez says cucumbers can boost fluid intake (eight cups of H2O, FYI).

Cucumbers keep you mega-hydrated

Cucumbers' fibre helps maintain a healthy gut. They're superstars as pickles. Cucumbers, spices, salt, and vinegar make pickles.

They keep your gut happy

Cucumbers are a great addition to a diet rich in produce, whole grains, healthy fat, and lean protein. If you eat more of them, you'll eat less junk food.

They may help promote a healthy weight

Cucumbers reduce weight and diabetes. Because they're hydrating, they reduce sugary snack cravings and regulate insulin levels.

Cucumbers may help regulate diabetes.

Cucumbers' vitamin K can strengthen bones. Postmenopausal women who took vitamin K for two years had 50% fewer fractures.

They could help strengthen your bones.

Cucumbers' neutral flavour makes them a versatile ingredient and snack.

They're super versatile in cooking.

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