Though bevied a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit! It's high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat also prevent some health conditions. Presumed to be great for side-dishes such as salads, dips and refreshments, it actually is great for health. Here are three benefits of cucumbers:
* Contains Antioxidants: Antioxidants are molecules that prevent oxidation, a chemical reaction that forms highly reactive atoms with unpaired electrons believed to be radicals.
* It promotes Hydration: Since water is critical for major bodily functions, cucumbers water-content helps in processes like temperature regulation and the transportation of waste products and nutrients.
* Helps in weight loss: Each one-cup (104-gram) serving contains just 16 calories, while an entire 11-ounce (300-gram) cucumber contains only 45 calories. Which means you can eat as many as you want without worrying about the calories.