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Cucumber (Peeled) – The Cylindrical Fruit For Glucose Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cucumber (peeled) has high water content and good fibre content. This low-carb fruit has a low GI (Glycemic Index) of 15 and a very low GL (Glycemic Load), which prevents a glucose spike. This improves your glucose response by lowering the amount of insulin the body requires. Cucumber helps prevent dehydration and is effective in removing damaged cells and toxins from the body.

To Energise a Low-Carb Cucumber Salad
• You could add complex carbohydrates like whole-grain quinoa or millet to pack some energy into your salad.
• To increase the protein content and make it crunchy, you could add roasted peanuts, Bengal gram, or even almonds.
• For a little extra nutrition, you could also try pumpkin or sesame seeds.
• You can top off the salad with fresh coriander or mint leaves.

Cucumber is a favourite salad ingredient because of its delicate flavour. With its excellent antioxidant properties, cucumber is effective against hyperglycemia and free radicals. Cucumber is rich in soluble fibres, which slow down digestion, provide satiety and decrease appetite. All these factors help to reduce its glycemic index. It is also rich in flavonoids and nutrients like cucurbitacin.

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