The following are the nutritional values of cucumber:
1. Regulate blood pressure
It is the source of electrolytes such as potassium which play a very crucial role in regulating blood pressure. So if one has low potassium levels in blood, he/she should be encouraged to take cucumber
2. Helps in digestion
Cucumber has fibers which aid in digestion of food and prevents bloating, it also slows digestion of food hence giving the body maximum time to reabsorb important nutrients
3. Helps in management of Diabetes
Cucumbers are known to reduce blood glucose levels, hence helping in managing diabetes condition
4. Helps in weight loss
The high water content and low calories in cucumber is important in regulating weight and when one wants to cut weight.
5. Reduces the risk of cancer
Cucumber is known to have anti-cancer properties, and also the fibers in it help in reducing the chances of getting colorectal cancer.
6. Soothes our eyes
If you place a slice of cucumber on our eyes for about 5 to 10 minutes it reduces puffiness
7. Prevents bad breath.
Bad breath comes as a result of bacteria in our mouth, they accumulate over time when one fails to brush regularly. Chemicals in cucumber kills these bacteria hence they don't accumulate.
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