As part of its vison to provide nutritious food for all, the Lagos Food Bank recovers cucumbers among other fruits and vegetables through the agricultural recovery program. These produce are distributed to its nutrition focused programs to further improve the lifestyle of its beneficiaries through the addition of fruits to their meals.

Ever think of the right food choices to make before bedtime? Here are some fantastic reasons to consider making cucumbers your favorite choice for your general well-being.

  1. Hydration:

Cucumbers are majorly composed of water, making them excellent choices for hydration, especially in the evening. Staying hydrated is essential for various bodily functions and incorporating water rich fruits into your every meal improves hydration.

  • Promotes Better Sleep:

Having cucumbers at night enhances sleep quality. Cucumber contains compounds like flavonoids and antioxidants known for their calming and anti-inflammatory effects. Eating cucumbers at night helps correct sleeping disorders and prevents insomnia.

  • Regulates Blood Sugar:

Eating cucumbers at night helps regulate blood sugar because of its low glycemic index (GI). Choosing low GI foods like cucumber can be highly beneficial for stabilizing blood sugar especially before bedtime.


  • Promotes Healthy Weight Loss:

Cucumbers can be a fantastic addition to your evening snacks. With their low calorie count, cucumbers can satisfy your hunger without adding extra pounds. Moreover, they are a good source of fiber, which aids in digestion.


  • Immune System Booster:

Cucumbers are rich in electrolytes. Apart from preventing dehydration, they support cardiovascular, bone, and skin health, and also help fight diabetes and cancer.



Embracing the habit of enjoying cucumbers in the evening is such a refreshing and healthy option. With the low-calorie content, and a wide range of essential nutrients, cucumbers contribute so much in promoting overall wellness of the body.