• Benefits of Cucumbers

    Weight Management: Given that cucumber is 95% water and contains less than 20 calories per serving with a .5 grams of fibre, it is a food that can be consumed in vary large quantities with little to no caloric impact.

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    Dr. Scott Bentley, MD, Family Physician, and Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, Mr. Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, nutritional benefits of cucumbers and how they can contribute to obesity.
    Dr. Scott Bentley, MD, Family Physician, and Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, Mr. Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, nutritional benefits of cucumbers and how they can contribute to obesity.
  • Obesity : The Health Benefits of Cucumbers

    Originally from South Asia, cucumber is now grown across the globe and represents a versatile option to be used in the culinary sense as either a snack or salad.
    Comprised of 95% water, it is among the least nutrient dense members of the vegetable family.

                                     

     

    The good news is that even a vegetable that is relatively low in nutrients still has a decent amount to offer nutritionally. Cucumbers contain between 2-4% per 100 gram serving of several nutrients of interest including fibre, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and orthopedic surgeon  is a great option to take control of this condition. and exercise is also optimal for overall health. These aren’t huge amounts, but it is important to note that one full cucumber is about 300 grams and given that cucumber is generally well-liked and easy to prepare, it is not unreasonable to consume multiple servings in one sitting. If cucumber is the only vegetable you consume daily, that might be a cause for concern – but it certainly isn’t devoid of nutritional value either! 

    Weight Management: Given that cucumber is 95% water and contains less than 20 calories per serving with a .5 grams of fibre, it is a food that can be consumed in vary large quantities with little to no caloric impact. Dr. Scott Bentley, MD, Family Physician, and Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, talk about the nutritional benefits of cucumbers and how they can contribute to weight management.

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