The phytochemicals in cucumbers help in killing bacteria in the mouth and stomach. Eating crunchy cucumbers removes plaque on the teeth and gums and it also reduces heat in the stomach. If bad breath needs to be eliminated immediately, put a slice of cucumber against the roof the mouth using the tongue for 90 seconds.
Cucumber effectively lowers blood sugar. It acts like an anti-diabetic drug because it contains a hormone that triggers insulin production in the pancreas. It also has a glycemic index rating of 0 which means that it can be eaten generously without worrying about blood sugar.
The fruit can be consumed daily as a juice or eaten raw for good health.