1. Disease Protection
Cucumbers contain a large amount of antioxidants, which are good molecules that can prevent oxidative damages in your body. They bond with electrons and neutralize the so called free radicals to protect the body from issues like chronic infections and premature aging. In fact, free radical damage has a strong connection with heart disease and other lung problems and cancer.
When you eat enough cucumber on a daily basis, you are improving your intake of antioxidants, especially that of flavonoid and tannin variety. One research that supplemented the diets of thirty older adults with cucumber powder found out that for each of the participant, the level of antioxidant activity increased significantly from the baseline numbers.