Start Eating 1 Cucumber a Day, See What Happens to Your Body

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6. Your blood sugar will decrease

Cucumbers contain several antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese, as well as flavonoids, triterpenes and polyphenols called lignans.These polyphenols reduce oxidative stress, resulting in decreased levels of bad cholesterol and blood sugar.

According to WebMD, the consumption of polyphenols is similar to many diabetes medicines, that may not only help treat diabetes, but may also help prevent it.

7. Your stress levels may lower

The multiple B vitamins contained in cucumbers, that include vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 are known to help lower anxiety and some effects of stress that come about by negative life stressors.

This is largely due to the B vitamins’ ability to produce energy. The B vitamins are essential water-soluble vitamins that play a vital role in metabolism, i.e., converting food and other body stores into energy. 

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