Why cucumber is a must in your diet

TBT Lifestyle Desk:

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Cucumbers are rich in vitamin K, copper, potassium, vitamin C and manganese and can help avoid a number of nutrient deficiencies. Want to know other ways in which this veggie can keep you healthy? Here’s a list.

Fights inflammation: Cucumbers may help in cooling the inflammatory response in your body. Cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes.

Reduces cancer risk: Cucumbers help in lowering the risk of breast, uterine and prostate cancer. They also contain phytonutrients, which has cancer fighting properties.

Helps in digestion: Cucumbers are rich in water and fiber. If you’re struggling with acid reflux, this vegetable is a must in your diet. The skin of a cucumber contains insoluble fiber, which adds bulk to your stool thereby helping your digestive track.

Helps heart health: Cucumbers comprise potassium, which is associated with low blood pressure levels. A balance of potassium is extremely important for your body.

 


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