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Surprising Side Effects of Eating Cucumbers

They reduce bloating.

Cucumbers, which contain nutrients that reduce water retention and inflammation, may help prevent bloating and its unpleasant side effects. Their potassium content helps. One cucumber has 442 milligrams of potassium, over 10% of your DV.

Prevent constipation.

Cucumbers' water and fiber reduce constipation, so why not?  Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine suggests adding cucumbers to recipes to reduce constipation.

Cucumbers aid weight loss

Diet changes for weight loss may take several forms. Cucumbers give crispness to many recipes and encourage weight reduction.

They hydrate.

Considering a 64-ounce water bottle? Forget it. To stay hydrated, just eat cucumber slices. Cucumbers are hydrating, but you should still fetch the water bottle and drink water.

They may prevent diabetes.

GI rates meals from 0 to 100. The greater a food's glycemic index, the more it raises blood sugar. Cucumbers have a low 15 glycemic index.

Cucumbers reduce blood pressure.

Cucumber juice lowered blood pressure in 2017. Though the sample size was small—20 people 60 years or older with high blood pressure—the results were strongly pro-cucumber.

They freshen breath.

"Cucumbers can help with bad breath through their water, fiber, and photochemical content. They're hydrating since they're 95% water.

Cucumbers help bones.

Cucumbers are low-calorie, nutrient-dense fruits. Vitamin K in cucumbers strengthens bones. Cukes contain 50 micrograms of vitamin K. That's 40% of your vitamin K DV.


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