Cucumber belongs to the melon family which makes 95% of its content as water and the rest as roughage. Cucumber can help you stay hydrated in a hot summer day and aid you to fight both inside and outside heat. It works as a detoxificant by reducing the toxin content of the body. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, potassium, magnesium and silicon which helps your skin to glow and in the interim take care of your skin aging problems. Cucumber has been strongly recommended in diets for losing weight. The water and roughage combination makes cucumber perfect for reducing unnecessary weight. The water makes a filling effect and the roughage helps to burn body fat. Due to its inflammation fighting capacity and antioxidant property, it plays a big role in fighting cancer and strengthening your digestive system. Moreover cucumber goes a long way in protecting your brain and heart. So, a cucumber diet can help you shed extra pounds while taking care of all your nutritional requirements.