Cucumbers Boost your Immune System.
Several bioactive compounds have been isolated from the nutritious cucumber, including cucurbitacins, glucosides, lignans, apigenin and flavonols like fisetin. Cucumber benefits include free radical-scavenging abilities. . . .The presence of flavonoids and tannins seem to be responsible for their free radical scavenging and analgesic effects. Compounds within cukes work to defend against cancer due to their ability to protect DNA and cells from damage due to oxidative stress.. . . Eating plenty of antioxidant foods like cucumbers may help lower your risk of cancer.