Cucumbers belong to the same family of plants as pumpkin, squash and watermelon. Like watermelon, cucumber consist mainly of (95%) of water, which means eating cucumbers can help you stay hydrated on a hot summer day.
With the help of vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you avoid nutritional deficiencies that are common among those who eat the typical American diet.
Cucumbers contain potassium which is associated with lower levels of blood pressure. The proper balance of potassium, both inside and outside of your cells is crucial for your body to function properly.
Cucumbers are very low in calories, but they make a filling snack (one cup of chopped cucumber contains only 16 calories). Soluble fiber in the cucumber dissolved in a gelled texture in the intestine, which helps to slow digestion. This will help you feel full longer and is one of the reasons why it is rich in fiber can help with weight control.
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