What you need to know about Cucumbers

What you need to know about Cucumbers 


Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumbers are actually a fruit.

Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fibre, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.

Nutritional Facts
Cucumbers are low in calories but high in many important vitamins and minerals. One 11-ounce (300-gram) unpeeled, raw cucumber contains the following:
•Calories: 45
•Total fat: 0 grams
•Carbs: 11 grams
•Protein: 2 grams
•Fibre: 2 grams
•Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI
•Vitamin K: 62% of the RDI
•Magnesium: 10% of the RDI
•Potassium: 13% of the RDI
•Manganese: 12% of the RDI

The typical serving size is about one-third of a cucumber, so eating a standard portion would provide about one-third of the nutrients above.

Additionally, cucumbers have a high water content. In fact, cucumbers are made up of about 96% water. To maximise their nutrient content, cucumbers should be eaten unpeeled. Peeling them reduces the amount of fibre, as well as certain vitamins and minerals.

Health Benefits

Because cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, they are especially effective at promoting hydration and can help you meet your daily fluid needs.

It May Lower Blood Sugar
Several animal and test-tube studies have found that cucumbers may help reduce blood sugar levels and prevent some complications of diabetes.

Could Promote Regularity
Eating cucumbers may help support regular bowel movements. Dehydration is a major risk factor for constipation, as it can alter your water balance and make the passage of stool difficult.

Cucumbers are high in water and promote hydration. Staying hydrated can improve stool consistency, prevent constipation and help maintain regularity.

Moreover, cucumbers contain fibre, which helps regulate bowel movements. In particular, pectin, the type of soluble fibre found in cucumbers, can help increase bowel movement frequency.

Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet.


Patreon : Witness Tv
YouTube : Witness Tv
FaceBook : Witness Tv
Instagram : Witness Tv
Telegram Group : Witness Tv
Official Mail : witnesstv2@gmail.com

Post a Comment