5 Health Benefits of Adding Cucumbers to Your Diet

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There are many things that can make you feel good and look good. When it comes to the one food that will make you feel and look your best, but also that will hydrate you all day and night, it’s cucumbers. In this article, I’m going to list five amazing benefits that you get from adding cucumbers to your diet. These tips we can all use and will not only help to improve our diets, but can greatly improve our lifestyle if we’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight, or to simply feel good inside and out. 


If you want to feel and look beautiful, we should always start from inside and work our way out. When it comes to cucumbers, they’re great to eat and drink, but also to use for exterior beauty. They’re used topically in many instances for different natural healing methods. So don’t throw away those peels, especially with all of their fiber content. Wash your cucumber scraps and throw them into a pitcher of cold ice water, drink up, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.


Five Reasons Cucumbers Should Be Your Go-To Fruit


1. They are super-low in calories.


As well all know, we need to burn more calories than we consume if we’re trying to lose weight. Cucumbers contain an approximate mere 16 calories which are equivalent to about 3 sticks of chewing gum. As well as being super-low in calories, they’re also super-filling and have insoluble fiber which helps with digestion. 


2. They reduce stress and have other health benefits. 


Cucumbers are known to help lower the inflammatory response. Furthermore, they have many different B Vitamins which will reduce stress and anxiety. They contain potassium as well which could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, and even prevent a stroke. Being that cucumbers contain a compound called sterols, they’ve been known to reduce bad cholesterol. They’ve also been known to have anti-cancer properties.  And they contain lignans such as lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol which are known to help lower the risk of certain cancers, as well as cucurbitacins, which are arephytonutrients. Therefore, all in all, they’re a healthy food choice. 


3. They have a Fountain of Youth property called water. 


It’s imperative to have the right amount of water and fiber in order to prevent constipation, to prevent UTIs, but also to prevent kidney stones. Cucumbers flush out toxins just like water. Now, anyone can say to take this, that, or whatever and it will keep you looking young and beautiful. But at the end of the day, the one thing that will make you look young is by drinking enough water. And after all, cucumbers contain an immense amount of water, so in my humble opinion, they are the ideal fountain of youth go-to food. They contain approximately 95.2% of water. If you think about it, just imagine a raisin and what it takes to make a raisin all shriveled up. Don’t get dehydrated by not drinking enough water or by not eating/drinking enough cucumber juice. 


4. They’re good for your brain.


They contain fisetin which is good for your brain health. Fisetin is a flavonoid which helps with retrieving memories. Therefore, to improve your memory and help to prevent progressive memory which is associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, eat and drink more cucumbers.


5. They’re good for your skin and hair.


We need to have enough water in our bodies, and as everything good in life, it’s better to start from within. Therefore, eating or drinking enough cucumbers will help your hair grow as well as maintain the beauty, quality, and elasticity of your skin. After all, they contain silica and sulfur. As well, they help prevent and cure acne, and will completely hydrate your skin. Last but not least, if you have a sunburn, placing cucumber directly onto your burn will help cool and soothe the burn tremendously. 

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Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at ACW (Anne Cohen Writes)
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and ACW (Anne Cohen Writes). She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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