Cucumber is a refreshing food, but do you know how to eat it to get the most benefits? This article will take you through selecting, cleaning, and preparing cucumber, as well as taking precautions from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine.
Cucumber’s Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
A 2022 study published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene found that cucumber is rich in bioactive phytochemicals, providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, cardioprotective, anti-aging, and anti-cancer properties. The results show that eating cucumbers regularly can lower blood pressure and lipidemia and improve cardiovascular and nervous systems because cucumber contains flavonoids, isoflavones, tannins, polyphenols, and many other beneficial natural molecules.
Cucumber is a low-calorie, high-moisture vegetable rich in dietary fiber. There are only 15 calories per 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces) of cucumber, of which 95 percent is water, enough to replenish the body’s moisture and electrolyte needs effectively.

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