2. Improved hydration
Obviously, we all understand that hydration is important, yet many of us struggle to drink enough water each day. Maybe you’re too busy, or maybe you don’t care. Whatever the reason, it’s a problem because water plays a critical role in temperature regulation, metabolism, physical performance and waste disposal. A low level of chronic dehydration can seriously affect your overall well-being.
The good news is that you can get more water in your diet by eating water-rich foods like cucumber. All fruits and vegetables contain a significant amount of water, but cucumber is actually 96% water. That can generate a big gain in hydration for a relatively small amount of effort. Research shows that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables improves the hydration status. In fact, it is perfectly acceptable to get up to 40% of your daily hydration needs from food.