Blog By: Jyoti Hassanandani
Cucumbers can be one of your best allies in your fitness journey. How? Read below:
1 – One cucumber is just 50 calories. At times you tend to get ravenous and look for quick snacking options. Usually you would reach out for bread, biscuits, dry fruits, junk food etc just anything that is quick to grab. These food items are calorie packed and sometimes not very nutritious. Since you are hungry you tend to hog on them and hence end up consuming too many calories. Cucumbers are low calorie option, quick to grab which even if you hog on wouldn’t add up to too many calories.
2 – One large cucumber has 2 grams of protein. Protein keeps you satiated for longer duration of time. So if you eat 3-4 cucumbers in a jiffy then effectively you have still consumed just 150-200 calories and 6-8 grams of protein.
3 – Cucumbers are natural diuretics. It flushes out excess water from your body. It is high in potassium. Potassium counterbalances the effects of sodium. Hence eating cucumbers can help you counteract the effect of excess salt you tend to intake. Potassium is also associated with lower blood pressure,
4 – Cucumbers are widely used for detoxification and colon cleanse. It is high in soluble fiber. A healthy colon promotes better assimilation of food and faster metabolism. So regular intake of cucumbers keeps your colon healthy.
5 – Cucumbers make a very good snacking option in between meals as they are low in calories. So don’t add up much to your overall daily calorie intake.
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