Weight Loss & Cucumber..!!

Weight Loss & Cucumber..!!
You might have often heard the phrase, ‘Cool as a cucumber’ used to refer to a person who does not show any heightened emotion in moments of extreme pressure. The simile has become so popular for good reason, as eating a cucumber will instantly make you feel better on a sunny day.
 
Keeps your body hydrated
 
Cucumber contains 95% water and eating them is a great way to keep you hydrated. Not getting enough water can cause several problems as water flushes out all the toxins in your body.
 
Useful for weight loss
 
Cucumbers are extremely low in calories and contain high amounts of dietary fiber. This makes cucumber a vegetable that will reduce your hunger pangs without giving you a lot of calories. 
 
Reduces cholesterol
 
A cucumber contains zero cholesterol and if you are at risk of suffering from heart disease or have had heart related problems in the past, then you should definitely eat a cucumber a day. Additionally, researchers have found that a compound called sterols can help reduce cholesterol levels. 
 
Aids in digestion
 
You should eat cucumbers daily to help prevent many digestive problems like acidity, constipation, ulcer formation, etc.  The reason that your digestive system loves cucumbers is because it has high amounts of water that helps flush out the toxins, dietary fiber that clears the food stuck in your colon and an enzyme called erepsin that helps in the absorption of protein.
 
Did you know?
 
Cucumbers belong to the plant family Cucurbitaceae, which includes melons, squash, and pumpkins.
 
Nutritive value per 100g:
 
Calories-16
Carbohydrate-3.6 g
Protein-0.6 g
Fat- Trace

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