Cucumbers are the fourth most grown vegetable in the world and because of the numerous beneficial properties is often called super food. Just as watermelon, cucumbers are made of mostly water 95%, which means it helps to hydrate during warmer days.
However there is a reason to eat cucumbers throughout the year. With vitamin K, B, copper, potassium, vitamin C and manganese, cucumbers can help reduce gaps in nutrition.
These are the main reasons why you should eat cucumber daily:
1. They eliminate toxins and hydrate the skin.
2. Consuming cucumbers regularly will not only improve your overall health, but will also stimulate your metabolism. With the help of the dietary fibers that it consists, it will help you eliminate extra fat.
3. Cucumbers will also help you get rid of that boring bad breath. Just slice a cucumber and put it in your mouth. Hold it just 30 seconds and the antibacterial properties of the cucumber will kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.
Cucumber is a widely loved and makes an easy snack to munch on. Have it raw or in a salad with dressings, the vegetable contains plenty of nutritional values. Not only is it a cooling snack to eat, it has a high source of Vitamin K, antioxidants as well as an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin which plays an important role in promoting brain health.