Cucumber is a vegetable full of nutrients but very low in calories.
Benefits of Eating Cucumber
- May Aid in Weight Loss
- May prevent cancer – Contains cucurbitacins which may help prevent cancer by stopping cancer cells from reproducing.
- Cardiovascular health
- Control and Prevent diabetes – May play a role in controlling and preventing diabetes. It contains substances that may help lower blood sugar or stop blood glucose from rising too high.
- Inflammation – May have anti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation is a function of the immune system.
- Skin care – Some research has suggested that cucumber’s nutrients may provide benefits for skin health. Applying a slice directly to the skin can help cool and soothe the skin and reduce swelling and irritation. It can alleviate sunburn. Placed on the eyes, they can help decrease morning puffiness.
It is important to note that they contain an ingredient cucurbitacin, which is known to cause indigestion problems such as burping and flatulence.