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What Are The Health Benefits Of Eating Cucumbers?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the health benefits of eating cucumbers?  Some of the health benefits of cucumber are that it promotes hydration, aids in weight loss and packs a high number of high antioxidants which help fight off diseases.

The nutrient value of an 11-ounce cucumber and the vitamins and minerals of it is the following:

  • 45 Calories
  • Total Fat- 0 grams
  • Carbs- 11 grams
  • Protein 2 grams
  • Fiber- 2 grams
  • Vitamin C- 14% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K- 62% of the RDI
  • Magnesium- 10% of the RDI
  • Potassium- 13% of the RDI
  • Manganese- 12% of the RDI

Cucumbers have a high-water content and it’s about 96% water content. The high antioxidants in cucumbers can help reduce many chronic diseases. Like reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and autoimmune disease.

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Cucumbers Can Help Promote Hydration

By eating fruits and vegetables regularly you can get up to 40% of your daily water intake just from that. So, eating cucumbers promotes a high amount of hydration in your body. And it can help you meet your daily hydration needs.

There was a study done on 442 children and it showed that when they ate fruits and vegetables regularly their hydration status improved exponentially.

Can Help With Weight Loss

Cucumbers can help with weight loss because one cup of a cucumber has 16 calories. And one 11-ounce cucumber is 45 calories. Because it is low in calories you can eat quite a bit of cucumber and it won’t make you gain weight.

It May Help Lower Sugar

There have been animal studies that have shown that cucumbers can help lower blood sugar. It is important to know these studies were only done on animals.

Can Help Promote Regularity

Eating cucumbers can help with regular bowel movements. It can also help improve stool consistency, prevent constipation, and promote regularity.

“The high antioxidants in cucumbers can help reduce many chronic diseases. Like reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and autoimmune disease.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is the health benefits of eating cucumbers are promotion of hydration, aid in weight loss and assist with regularity.  

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