With the hot summer days ahead of us drinks containing hydrating fruits like cucumbers will help you feel refreshed all season. To many cucumbers are known as a low-calorie snack. But what you probably did not know is that this superfood is full of health benefits. Cucumbers can aid with anything from skin to digestive health.

The Benefits of Cucumbers:


Cucumbers are made up of about 95% water and vitamins that aid with hydration and detoxing.

Relieves Hangovers

Consuming cucumbers before going to sleep has the ability to refill your body with nutrients to help relieve headaches and hangovers.

Aids with Weight Loss

With all its hydrating benefits, detoxifying and the rich fiber in cucumbers this is another great reason to snack on cucumbers.

Treats Puffy Eyes

Placing cucumbers on puffy eyes can reduce the dark circles, redness and puffiness under eyes.

Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.

Dental Care

Raw cucumbers increase the production of saliva, fight gum disease, and bad breath.

Arthritis Pain

Cucumber can help with arthritis pain since it is a good source of silica which helps strengthen the connective tissues.


This super fruit contains two phytonutrient compounds that can aid in reducing the risk of cancer and inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Heart Healthy

A good source of potassium that aids with lowering cholesterol levels.

The facts listed in this article were originally posted on the Live Science and Natural News sites.