Cucumber has multiple benefits:
- It's High in Nutrients
Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients.
- It Contains Antioxidants
Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease.
- It Promotes Hydration
Cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, which may increase hydration and help you meet your daily fluid needs.
- It May Aid in Weight Loss
Cucumbers are low in calories, high in water and can be used as a low-calorie topping for many dishes. All of these may aid in weight loss.
- It May Lower Blood Sugar
Test-tube and animal studies show that cucumber may help lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes-related complications, although additional research is needed.