I have always known to reach for a Cucumber to soothe my eyes when they seem to be baggy and or just otherwise tired. I didn’t see Cucumbers as very nutritious or particularly beneficial in any manner.
I based my thought mainly on the fact that cucumbers have such a high water content. 96 Percent water in fact! I was wrong, however! Cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits! It may be no super food, but it certainly is nutrient dense! Cucumbers are also noted for the following:
High in vitamin C;
Good source of heart-healthy potassium and magnesium
Good source of bone-building manganese
Cucumbers have a good amount of energy-producing vitamin B5 and they also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral silica.