How Healthy Are Cucumbers?

Picture a glass of water filled with slices of cucumber…is there literally anything more refreshing? (Bonus points if you put those slices over your eyelids afterward.) 

But when it comes to eating cukes—do cucumbers actually have any nutrition benefits? Or is chowing down on cucumbers basically the same as eating iceberg lettuce?

Good news, cuke lovers: “Like any vegetable, cucumbers have health benefits, and even if they may not be as well-known as say, kale, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there,” says Jessica Perez, RD. 

Case in point: all these cucumber benefits you’ve probably never heard of before…

Excerpted from Women’s Health

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