Eat a Cucumber a Day.

Author: dr-mandell

Description: Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants that help to protect the cells in the body from the impact of oxidative stress, a process that has been linked to several different types of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune, and cancer. Cucumbers are said to have the following benefits: potential anti-diabetic, antioxidant activity, cleansing action of toxins and waste, soothing effect against skin irritation, prevents bloating, and prevention of constipation.

To maximize their nutrient content, cucumbers should be eaten unpeeled. Peeling them reduces the amount of fiber, as well as certain vitamins and minerals.

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