Cucumbers are cool – in more ways than one. Not only are they a nutritious and light addition to salads (not to mention being tasty), they carry a lot of health benefits.
While they deliver many essential vitamins and nutrients, they’re also good for your skin and can help keep you regular, according to the Huffington Post. So let’s get chopping on 13 ways a cucumber is beneficial for you…
Light on Calories, Heavy on Nutrients
If you’re looking for a healthy snack, there aren’t too many choices that can deliver a better calorie to nutrient ratio. Heathline says just a single 11-ounce raw cucumber has 14-percent of the reference daily intake (RDI) of vitamin C; 62-percent of the RDI for vitamin K; 10-percent of the RDI for magnesium; and 13-percent of the RDI for potassium.
Meanwhile, that same 300-gram cucumber (unpeeled) has no fat, 11-grams of carbohydrates, and just 45-calories, adds the source.