7 Health Benefits Of Eating Cucumber At Night
By: Kratika Tue, 11 Jan 2022 8:59 PM
My grandma used to say, “Never eat cucumbers at night. Else, you’ll have indigestion.” Many people avoid having cucumbers at nighttime. But, munching some pieces of cucumber at night offers endless benefits. In this blog, you’ll know some of the health and skin benefits of eating cucumber at night.
Cucumber is widely loved and makes an easy snack to munch on. Have it raw or in a salad with dressings, the vegetable contains plenty of nutritional values. Not only it is a cooling snack to eat, but it also is a high source of vitamin K, antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin which plays an important role in promoting brain health.
Always have cucumber at least 20-30 minutes before dinner. Eating cucumber before dinner will fill your stomach. Consequently, you’ll eat less. As cucumber contains 95% water, your calorie consumption decreases. Eating cucumber at night also promotes digestion. Plus, your body will get the required amount of water from the cucumber (not too much, not too little). This, in turn, will enable your body to maintain balance.
# Cures Digestive Disorders
If you are consuming cucumber either directly or through juice daily, it can cure many problems such as ulcers, heartburn, gastritis, and acidity.
# Prevents and Cures Constipation
Eat cucumber every day if you are suffering from a chronic constipation problem. The inner part of the cucumber contains soluble fiber. On the other side, the exterior peel of cucumber contains insoluble fiber. These two fibers help in maintaining a regular bowel movement.
# Benefits to Kidney and Gallbladder
Being a good diuretic, cucumber promotes urination, which eliminates toxins from the Kidney. The presence of sulfur and good silicon help in removing uric acid in an efficient way. Cucumber also cures gallbladder and kidney stones and prevents further stone formation.
# Benefits For Diabetic Patients
Due to water and fiber presence in cucumber, it reduces sugar levels. The hormone in the cucumber stimulates the production of insulin. It also has the benefits of zero glycemic index and food is also low in glycemic index so it do not raise the blood sugar levels. Due to low sugar content, cucumber is the most preferred fruit among diabetic patients.
# Aids In Weight Loss
Cucumber provides 16 calories per 100 grams as it is a low-calorie food. It has a saturated fat content and zero cholesterol. Due to vitamin C present in cucumber, it lowers body fat. It keeps our stomach full so our desire to eat becomes less. This is because of the fiber content in the cucumber. So if you want to become slim, munching on cucumbers at night will definitely help.
# Anti inflammation Benefits
Due to restraining the activity of pro-inflammation enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2 and lowering the production of inflammation-causing nitric oxide, cucumber reduces inflammation of our body.
# Prevents Cancer
Due to the presence of cucurbitacins and lignans content, cucumber is considered an anti-cancer in nature. Cucurbitacins help in blocking cancer cell growth and as a result, people can survive more. Pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol are the three types of lignans present in cucumber. These lignans play an important role in preventing cancer. (Estrogen-related cancer risks like prostate, breast, uterus, and ovary are significantly reduced.)