Cucumber is a highly nutritional fruit. Most people think and take cucumber to be a vegetable, but no, it's actually a fruit with many health benefits.
Cucumber is a health beneficial fruit that has no calories, a lot of water and thus keeps the body hydrated.
Health benefits of cucumber:
1. High Nutritional Content.
It'll interest you to know that cucumber though low in calories is very nutritional.
Here's the break down of nutritional contents of cucumber :
- Calories: 45
- 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
2. It Keeps Your Body Hydrated
The human body needs a lot of water for proper functioning, both physical and metabolical. As most people get the water required by the body through drinking, it'll interest you to know that as much as 40% of the water required by the body for proper functioning can be gotten from consuming cucumber.
3. It Is Great For People that Wants To Lose Weight
If you're watching weight it is safe for you to consume as much cucumber as you want without worrying about adding weight. This is because it's the low content of calories and water.
4. It Regulates Blood Sugar Level
For those suffering from diabetes, a recent study conducted with animal test tubes proves that cucumbers help in regulating blood sugar levels thereby keeping you at a safer side and far from the fear that you might be increasing your blood sugar level as you're consuming more and more cucumbers.
5. Cucumbers Could Help Strengthen Your Bones
As you must know by now, calcium is not the only nutrient that keeps our bones strong. Vitamin -K is beneficial for the bone as it assists in blood clotting. Cucumber is rich in Vitamin K.
So that's it.
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