7 ways in which your body will react if you eat cucumbers every day

There are multiple benefits of eating cucumber on a daily basis, ranging from hydration to glowing skin.

Isn't cucumber so refreshing in summer? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published on: 22 Feb 2021, 14:58 pm IST
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When it comes to a healthy diet, the mind almost inevitably thinks about a bowl of salad! Well, you can’t deny that salads are loaded with all the essential nutrients that your body needs. 

Let’s be honest, the components of an ideal salad almost always contain the good old cucumber! The reason for this is that it has multiple health benefits. You see, cucumber is water-rich and has very few calories.

What’s more, cucumber is high in nutritional value! It contains many important vitamins and minerals. Half a cup of sliced cucumber contains only 8 calories but 1.9 grams of carbohydrates, 0.3 grams of fibre, and 0.3 grams of proteins. It also contains magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.

“Eating just one cucumber a day can be great! It mostly contains water. So, even if you were to eat more than one, it won’t cause any harm. In fact, it will keep you full and help you avoid reaching out for any junk food,” said nutritionist Manisha Chopra.

Here are seven things that will happen to your body if you start eating cucumber daily:
1. Your body will stay hydrated

Cucumber is mostly water! Hence, it keeps your body hydrated for a long time.

Benefits of eating cucumber
Try cucumber Slushie. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. It will prevent constipation

Cucumber is rich in fibre content which prevents constipation and ensures regular bowel movement.

3. Eating cucumbers can help you lose weight

Cucumbers are low in calories and high in nutrients. What’s more, eating cucumber makes you feel full and does away with hunger pangs.

4. It helps in maintaining the blood sugar level

Cucumbers may help you in regulating blood sugar levels. So, it may basically prevent diabetes and other complications related to it.

5. Your immunity will be strengthened

Cucumbers are high in antioxidants. They prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals. They even reduce the risk of chronic disease.

6. Consuming cucumbers can help with your vision

Cucumber also contains vitamin A which improves our vision.

Benefits of eating cucumber
A cucumber a day helps you stay cool during the unforgiving summers! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. You will thank cucumber for glowing skin

Cucumbers are often used in skincare because they’re extremely soothing to the skin.

Here are some interesting ways to incorporate cucumber into your diet

“Cucumbers are easy to add to your diet. They are crispy and have a refreshing flavour,” said Ms Chopra.

The easiest ways to add cucumber to your daily food include:

So, ladies, make sure you’re consuming cucumber on a daily basis to stay healthy and fit!

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