7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

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Crunchy and cooling, cucumber is essential to our summer diet. From sandwiches to salads, the veggie can be a show-stealer. Here are 6 cucumber nutrition facts for you.

1. Weight Loss

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 Dr. Anju Sood, a Bangalore-based nutritionist says, "Cucumber is a powerhouse of antioxidants and hence, boosts metabolism and results in weight loss."

Cucumber is made of up to 95% water. Due to its high-water content, it boosts your body's hydration and flushes out toxins.

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2. Hydrates Your Body

3. Good For Heart

Cucumber does wonders for heart health. Cucumbers contain lignans that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Consuming cucumber also manages cholesterol levels. Cucumbers contain beneficial plant sterols that have been shown to lower bad cholesterol levels.

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4. Regulates Cholesterol

5. Regulates Blood Pressure

Cucumber contains potassium and magnesium, which may lower blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of salt.

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6. Skin Benefits

Drinking cucumber juice gives you healthy and rejuvenated skin from within. Putting cucumber slices on eyes could help reduce dark circles. 

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7. Soothes Digestion

Cucumber's mild diuretic action helps soothe constipation. That's not all - its ability to balance water in the body makes it a boon for heart and kidney health.

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