Health benefits of cucumber

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Summer is here with all its heat, sweat and high humidity levels leaving you exhausted. Its time now to deck up your refrigerators with food that would be soothing to you in this summer heat.

One such food is cucumber. It has immense health benefits. It has low calories in it and keeps you cool and hydrated in this scorching heat.

Here are a few health benefits of this superfood:

-After reaching home perspiring all day, eating a slice of cucumber is really a good option to revitalize your weary senses.

-Cucumber contains large amount of water which keeps you hydrated while helping the body eliminate its toxins.

-Cucumber is also a good source of antioxidants and hence fights the process of ageing.

-For people looking for weight loss, cucumber is an ideal diet as it is high on water content and contains low calories.

-Cucumber is very beneficial for diabetic patients as well, as it contains a hormone which is needed to produce insulin.

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