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5 Healthy Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers

Whether you add cucumber slices to your salad, toss them in your smoothie or take them as a snack, cucumbers help keep you full without ruining your diet.

But not only are they satisfying, they are also great for your body. Here are some impressive health benefits of cucumbers:

Cucumber Rehydrates The Body
If you are too busy to drink enough water, eat the cool cucumber, which is 90 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate your water loss.

Freshen Your Breath
Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odor-causing bacteria. According to the principles of Ayurveda, eating cucumbers may also help to release excess heat in your stomach, which is said to be a primary cause of bad breath

Fight Cancers
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

Packed with Vitamins
Cucumbers are rich in most essential vitamins that the body needs. They contain vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and gives the body more energy and a youthful glow.

Good For Diabetics
Patients of diabetes can enjoy cucumber while also reaping its health benefits. Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

Protect Your Brain
Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health. In addition to improving your memory and protecting your nerve cells from age-related decline, fisetin has been found to prevent progressive memory and learning impairments in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

Good For Weight Watchers
Cucumbers are low in calories and high in water, making them ideal for those who want to lose a few pounds. They are also high in fiber that aids digestion and can be a cure for constipation.

Do you know of any other health benefits of eating cucumber? Do you eat cucumber often?

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11 Comments

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    Staycul
    March 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Steph. Thanks for the enligtment. Yea i do eat it alot. With other fruits too

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    Iheme donatus
    March 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

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    Mathias sil vestaire loua
    March 15, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Hello,my name is mathias sil vestaire.How are you?

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    March 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Wow!
    All these?
    Thanks 4 d info aunty steph

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    Original Ann
    March 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I eat it often, thanks for the tips aunty steph.

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    Ify James
    March 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I started eating cucumber last week, thanks to Chioma and to you Steph for this whole information. Will eat more from today. Thank you

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    Angela Madumere Aguiyi
    March 16, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Nice one Steph!I eat it a lot too.

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    Mr Manuel-Vemba
    March 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm

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    rabiu yetunde
    March 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    cucumber is good for body system

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    Olabanji Opeyemi
    March 18, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Great info. Thnks

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    darakel
    March 23, 2015 at 7:28 am

    nice post, steph

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