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Why cucumber is good for your body

Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water. Since water is good for the body, eating them can help you stay hydrated.

Cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies. They contain compounds that therefore help reduce risk of chronic diseases.

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1. Protect Your Brain

Cucumbers contain fisetin that plays an important role in brain health.

2. Support Heart Health

Cucumbers contain potassium, which is associated with lower blood pressure levels. A proper balance of potassium both inside and outside your cells is therefore crucial for your body to function properly.

3. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.

4. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Cucumbers are very low in calories, yet they make a filling snack. The soluble fiber in cucumbers dissolves into a gel-like texture in your gut, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber-rich foods may help with weight control.       

5. Fight Inflammation

Cucumbers may help to “cool” the inflammatory response in your body. Animal studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation in part.

There are many more benefits associated with cucumbers. Also, there are recipes to make your cucumber differently. You can therefore have it any way you like.

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