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    Brianna Shaw, MSP
  • on Nov 13, 2019 |

Commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumbers are actually fruits. It's high in beneficial nutrients, certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions. They are also low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, this supports hydration and aids in weight loss.

Cucumbers are low in calories and high in many important vitamins and minerals. To maximize their nutrient content, cucumbers should be eaten unpeeled. Peeling them reduces the amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Cucumbers have many benefits such as:

  • Lowers blood sugar and prevents diabetes-related complications.
  • Promotes regular bowel movements
  • Weight loss

Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet and recipe. They are low in calories and contain many important vitamins and minerals, as well as a high water content. Eating cucumbers may lead to many potential health benefits.