1. Protection from disease
Cucumbers contain a large amount of antioxidants, which are molecules that can prevent oxidative damage in the body. They bind to and neutralize unpaired electrons called free radicals to protect you from problems such as chronic disease and premature aging. In fact, free radical damage has a strong association with heart and lung problems, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.
When you eat cucumber daily, you’re increasing your intake of antioxidants, especially the powerful variety of flavonoids and tannins. Research supplementing the diets of 30 older adults with cucumber powder revealed that for each participant, the level of antioxidant activity improved significantly from baseline.