Cucumber Nutrition Facts & Proven Health Benefits

Regulates Bowel Movements

Regulates bowel movements

Adequate intakes of cucumbers help in relieving constipation as they are rich in water and fiber content. According to a study by Tufts University, the use of fermented or pickled cucumbers is more helpful in regulating bowel movements. The best way to ferment cucumbers is by employing home-techniques like pickling in vinegar. The probiotic bacteria and vitamin K in pickled cucumbers aid in cultivating gut bacteria and promote a healthy gut. However, the pickles from the store do not contain the bacteria as they boil out during their processing.