If you’re looking for an excellent hydration fruit to have during summer, look no further than the cucumber! Coming in at 16 calories per cup, you can eat a heap without having to worry about it impacting your caloric intake (Organic Facts, 2017 ). Being full of antioxidants and vitamins, health benefits range from skin care to managing diabetes. It can also assist with preventing constipation & kidney stones, controlling blood pressure and removing toxins from your body for an overall better body function! (Ware, 2017).
1 cup of raw sliced cucumber with peel contains the following nutritional profile:
49.52 g of water
8 milligrams (mg) of calcium
0.15 mg of iron
7 mg of magnesium
12 mg of phosphorus
76 mg of potassium
1 mg of sodium
1.5 mg of vitamin C
4 micrograms (mcg) of folate
It also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, and vitamin A.
One cup of cucumber provides around 11 percent of the daily allowance for vitamin K.
Make sure to add cucumber to your next sandwich or simply just eat it as a snack!
Organic Facts. (2017 , October 06). 5 Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber. Retrieved from Organic Facts: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/cucumber.html
Ware, M. (2017, October 20). How to get the health benefits of cucumber. Retrieved from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283006.php