Since ancient times, cucumbers have been used in India in meals as well as in traditional medicine. This is because, in a warm country like India, cucumbers provide the necessary hydration and coolness to the body. And that’s not the only benefit this fruit provides (yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable).
This Bright Side article takes a look at some of the health benefits of eating cucumbers and why you should definitely include more of them in your diet.
You’ll be better protected from neurological diseases.
Fisetin present in cucumbers has been identified for its role in better brain health. Cucumbers also contain phosphorous — and phosphorous deficiency is related to an increased risk of cognitive diseases. So eating cucumbers will definitely keep your brain razor-sharp and focused!
You can lose excess weight quickly
The high water content in cucumbers helps you reach quick satiation, thus controlling overeating which can help you in your weight-loss efforts. Cucumber is free from fats and is a low-calorie fruit. Hence, it’s a great choice for anyone trying to get a grip on their body weight.
The risk of cancer will lessen.
Fisetin, a flavonoid that has been arousing great interest amongst cancer researchers, is present in cucumbers. Apart from the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this flavonoid, it also has been linked with risk reduction for particular types of cancer.