The Health Benefits of a Cucumber

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Check out the amazing health benefits of cucumbers!

0:00 Cucumber health benefits 
0:12 A few unique things about cucumbers 
0:30 Health benefits of cucumbers 
1:15 3 ways to extract the phytonutrients from cucumbers 

Let’s talk about the incredible health benefits of cucumbers. Cucumbers have 73 different phenolic compounds. Cucumbers also have certain phytonutrients that are in cruciferous vegetables. 

5 basic benefits of cucumbers:
1. Cucumbers may help stabilize blood sugars
2. Cucumbers may help stabilize cholesterol 
3. Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties 
4. Cucumbers are loaded with powerful antioxidants 
5. Cucumbers provide fiber to make butyrate (butyrate can help with insulin resistance) 

3 ways to extract phytonutrients:
1. Ferment them (this is different than pickling) 
2. Steam them 
3. Eat them with fat (like hummus made with olive oil) 

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