Start Eating One Cucumber a Day, See What Happens to Your Body

5. Bowel Regularity

No one likes to talk about it, but constipation is a major bummer (pun intended). Lots of things cause constipation, including stress, dehydration, and poor diet. But fear not, eating cucumber on a daily basis can help keep you regular. As we know, it contains a lot of water, which helps to soften stool and make it easy to pass.

The fiber in cucumbers also provides an assist. The particular type in cucumbers is a soluble fiber called pectin. Studies show that pectin bulks up your stool (which actually makes it easier to eliminate) as well as speeds up the movement of intestinal muscles and feeds the good gut bacteria we rely on to support digestion.

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