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If you want a fruit that’s healthy and can lift your mood, eat a cucumber. Cucumbers are members of the squash, pumpkin, and melon family. This means cucumbers are high in water content, low in calories, and good for flushing out toxins and chemicals from your body. So if you’re taking antidepressants, a cucumber will help keep you from getting kidney stones, keep your body cool, and reduce swollen tissue.

Cucumbers hydrate and remove anti-depressant toxins.

Cucumbers are high in water and low in fat. One medium cucumber has 194 grams (or seven ounces) of water. A person needs to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day to function properly. That’s two litres or half a gallon.

It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re depressed, because antidepressants are harsh on your body. The chemicals dehydrate your body and residual toxins build up in your cells and get stored in your fat. Water is necessary to keep your blood flowing properly, and clean out the chemical waste.

The liquid part of your blood is made up of water. It’s called plasma. Over half of your blood is plasma. Kidneys filter out chemicals from the bloodstream and pass them out of your body in the form of urine. If there isn’t enough water in your blood, the cleaning process starts breaking down. You develop kidney stones, and toxins build up in your bloodstream. For that reason, eating food high in water content helps keep your plasma water content at a healthy level.

How else do cucumbers help if you’re depressed?

There are many other ways that cucumbers help your body when you’re depressed:

First of all, cucumbers flush out chemical toxins and waste materials. Excellent news when you’re using antidepressants, anxiety medications, and other drugs.

A cucumber also dissolves uric acid, thereby preventing kidney stones.

Cucumbers reduce edema, bloating, and swelling.

Cucumbers cool your body by actually lowering your body temperature. That’s why cucumbers are used for soothing the eyes during a migraine, or reduce the swelling of a bruise.

Finally, cucumbers reduce constipation. Constipation is a common when taking antidepressants.

There are many ways to enjoy a cucumber. So however you ingest a cucumber, you will have great health benefits.

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