The next time you are shopping make sure that you pick a handful of dark green firm cucumbers. When you do, know that you are picking up one of the most beneficial fruits that there is. Yup, you read it right. Cucumber is a fruit and not a vegetable. It belongs to the same family as watermelon, pumpkin, and squash. When it comes to the most cultivated fruits, cucumbers stands at the fourth place.
More often than not, cucumbers do not get the credit it deserves. They are wonderful fruits with a plethora of health benefits. Not many of us know about its health benefits, but it is a superfood in every sense. It is no secret that majority of the Americans who eat the typical American diet suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Cucumbers contain vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin K, manganese, potassium, and copper. Hence, cucumbers can help overcome many nutritional deficiencies. Apart from this cucumber has a wide range of health benefits too. Following are some of the many of its health benefits:
1. Keeps you hydrated
Made of 95 percent water, cucumber plays an important role in keeping our body hydrated. Not all of us drink the required amount of water our bodies need. Especially during summer it is very important to keep ourselves hydrated. So, munching on cucumbers ensures that our bodies are sufficiently hydrated.
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