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Side Effects of Cucumber| Know Why You Should Avoid Eating Kheera at Night

Side Effects of Cucumber: The summer is upon us and with its sweltering heat wave, all we can fancy is cooling foods or drinks that will soothe our body and mind. One of the best cooling foods is cucumber, which is also known as kakdi or kheera in Hindi. This green fruit (yes, cucumber is a fruit, not a vegetable) is full of water and has a light melon aroma. Rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and copper, cucumber will not only keep you hydrated but may also help in avoiding nutrient deficiency and lower the risk of many diseases. But despite its amazing health benefits, this hydrating food can also have its side effects at times.Also Read – Heat And Heart Failure: 7 Tips to Protect Your Heart This Summer

Why Should Not Eat Cucumber at Night

No, we are not asking you to stop eating summer favourite veggie but going overboard with it can cause a few health issues. Have you ever heard your grand maa or parents telling you to not eat cucumber at night? Well, there is a reason behind it. Eating cucumber right before hitting the bed at night can disturb your sleep cycle. Also Read – 5 Surprising Benefits of Giving Up Milk You Should Know

Other Side Effects of Eating Cucumber:

  • It can make you gassy: While cucumber helps in digestion and constipation, it can also result in excess gas, according to a report in Eat This Not That. “Cucumbers contain cucurbitacin, a compound found in other fruits and vegetables including pumpkin, squash, and watermelon. Cucurbitacin results in the bitter taste found in cucumbers and is the cause of gassiness and indigestion. These uncomfortable symptoms may occur if you eat too many cucumbers at a time,” read the report.
  • Excess discharge of fluids: Cucumber is loaded with potassium and antioxidants, but it should be eaten mindfully. While it will keep you hydrated, it may harm your electrolytic balance, going overboard with kheera can leave you dehydrated.
  • Triggers Sinusitis: Sinus infection also known as sinusitis happens when your nasal passage is inflamed and infected. If you are a patient, then it’s best to eat this veggie mindfully.
  • Skin allergy: According to a study by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology people who are allergic to ragweed pollen, melons, chamomile tea, bananas, and sunflower seeds can experience skin allergy after eating cucumber.

Next time, eat cucumber mindfully. Also Read – Is Coffee Good for You? Can it Lead to Cancer? Here’s What Expert Say

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