Cucumbers, Vegetable or Fruit?

Did you know that while most of us consider cucumbers a vegetable, they are actually a fruit? Cucumbers are low in calories and are 96% water. That is the highest water content of any food!

Here are 7 benefits from eating Cucumbers

1 - It's high in nutrients

2 - They contain Antioxidants. That is important because they aid in the prevention of cancer and heart, lung, and autoimmune disease.

3 -Promote hydration. We should all drink water but some people get as much as 40% of their total water intake from food. In one study they found that fruit and vegetable intake was associated with improvements in hydration status.

4 - May aid in weight loss. One analysis looked at 13 studies including 3,628 people and found that eating foods with high water and low-calorie contents was associated with a significant decrease in body weight

5 - May lower Blood sugar. One animal study examined the effects of various plants on blood sugar. Cucumbers were shown to effectively reduce and control blood sugar levels.

6 - Could promote regularity. Dehydration is a major risk factor for constipation. Cucumbers are high in water as well as high in fiber, which helps to regulate bowel movements.

7 - Easy to add to your diet!

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