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Are Cucumbers Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether you’re slipping them into your salads, G&Ts or dipping them in liberal amounts of hummus, you might be wondering if cucumbers are healthy for you. Keep reading to have all of your questions answered.

Are cucumbers healthy for you?

You might think that because they’re mostly made up of water that cucumbers aren’t especially good for you, but prepare to be surprised! They’re full of soluble fibre, low in calories and high in nutrients – but mostly in its skin, so make sure you’re not missing out by peeling yours! 

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Why are cucumbers good for you? 

They’re super hydrating, high in soluble fibre but low in calories so great at aiding weight loss. They’re full of antioxidants which can reverse the effects of oxidative damage and prevent some chronic diseases. 

They’re also believed to lower blood sugars and help regulate bowel movements.

What next?

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If you’re craving something fresh and full to the brim with cucumbers, then why not try our recipe for our melon, cucumber and avocado salad with a tangy mint dressing and roasted pistachios.

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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