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While cucumbers are not particularly rich in antioxidants compared to other vegetables, eating their skin may provide anti-cancer benefits by working to inhibit the enzyme TOR, which, when stimulated, has a function in cell growth and proliferation and is often found in tumor cells. Diets emphasizing plants, especially cruciferous vegetables, not only decrease TOR activation, but they provide natural plant-derived inhibitors of TOR in broccoli, green tea, soy, turmeric, grapes, onions, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and the skin of cucumbers.

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