In literally any movie ever made where women are having facials, there are always cucumbers involved somewhere. While cucumbers may be hydrating, they are completely useless if they are placed on one’s eyes. They may feel cool, but they are not doing anything for your skin in that regard, you’d be better off placing some used teabags on your eyes. This does not mean, however, that cucumbers are useless. They are very healthy if you chose to eat them and not let them lie inert on your skin.
The first thing that is worth mentioning here is that cucumbers have a very high water concentration. This means that if you include them in your snacking regime, you will effectively keep yourself thoroughly hydrated thus convincing your body that it does not need to hang on to any excess fluid. The other factor of interest here is the amount of electrolytes that are in cucumbers. When it comes to fluid balance in the body, electrolytes are just as important as water. Therefore ensuring that you have adequate amounts of both will put you well on your way to preventing bloating or dehydration.