Leading reasons to add cucumbers to your diet.

Why eat Cucumber 

This water vegetable is part of the Cucurbitaceae family and has been wildly cultivated. It is a creeping vine plant and there are three main varieties, pickling, slicing and seedless. In one cup of cucumber there are 16 calories, 1g of protein, 0 g of fat, 1g of fibre, 4g of carbohydrates, 2g of sugar and 2g of sodium.

There are many health benefits of adding cucumbers to the diet.

  1. They are 95% water
  2. Good for the digestion
  3. Flushes out toxins
  4. Contains vitamin K
  5. Reduces cholesterol
  6. Contains potassium
  7. Helps to regulate body temperature
  8. Promotes hair growth
  9. Contains manganese
  10. Rich in antioxidants
  11. Regulates blood alkalinity
  12. Promotes joint health
  13. Contains magnesium
  14. Relieves sunburn
  15. Smooths muscle pain
  16. Helps heal diseased gums
  17. Builds connective tissues
  18. Regulates blood pressure
  19. Rich in vitamin A,B1,B6, C,D
  20. Contains folate
  21. Contains calcium
  22. Great for weight loss
  23. Prevents headache
  24. Aids in blood sugar regulation
  25. Helps maintain health nails
  26. Reduces dark circles around the eyes
  27. Reduces cancer risk
  28. Relieves gout and arthritis pain
  29. Acts as a diuretic
  30. Treats tapeworms
  31. Eases heartburn
  32. Helps dissolves kidney stones
  33. Helps rid bad breath
  34. Laxative effect

By including this wonderful delicious watery vegetable you will be adding to one of your five a day Eating your five day is part of a healthy balanced diet. and its important that you eat another as they are packed full of nutrients.




There has been many study’s that has produced evidence that suggests their are significant health benefits to eating your five a-day.

The recommendation which has been suggested by the World health organisation (WHO) is 400 grams a day, this will help to lower the risks of many illnesses and diseases such as some cancers, strokes and heart attacks, it can also lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and keep your immune system topped up to protect you from common colds and flu’s, and constipation.

Leading reasons to add cucumbers to your diet.

Fruits and vegetables should be eating as a variety to maximise their nutritional properties. Most fruit and vegetables are generally low in calories along with fat when eaten raw or cooked in a healthy way such as steaming.


Almost every fruit and vegetable will count towards your five a day, and can be eaten fresh, canned, frozen, dried or juiced. Although juiced fruit and vegetables should be kept to 150ml a day. this is because the process of juicing them will release the free sugars with in the fruit or vegetable.

What counts as a portion

80g of fresh fruit and vegetables either frozen, fresh, canned . However canned fruit and vegetables should be brought in water.

30g of dried fruits, which should be eaten with a meal to help lower the risks of tooth decay.

80g of beans and pulses

By Aaron Christopher Slade

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A registered nutritional therapist.