Cucumber contains vitamin K, vitamins B, vitamin C, copper, potassium and manganese, and are excellent to prevent nutrient deficiencies.In addition cucumbers contain polyphenols and other compounds that may help reducing risk of chronic diseases and are beneficial for face, skin, brain, digestion, preventing cancer risk, aiding in weight loss, etc.
Cucumber good for the brain — Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that help in improving memory and protecting nerve cells from age-related degeneration.
Reducing risk of cancer – Cucumbers contain polyphenols such as lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may lower risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. It also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which has shown anti-cancer properties.
Antioxidant Properties — Cucumbers contain antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene in addition to antioxidant flavonoids, such as luteolin, and kaempferol, which provide extra benefits.
Good for digestion: For good digestion two things are very important, water and fiber and cucumber has them both in plenty.
Just like Tomatoes, cucumber for healthy skin and face: It helps you get healthy and bright skin. Cucumber is rich in water and this helps your skin to stay hydrated. Cucumber extract is also used to treat various skin ailments like sunburn and swelling under the eyes.