A Nutritionist, Mrs Rita Akintola, on Saturday said that regular consumption of cucumber would help to protect the body against colon cancers. Akintola, who is a lecturer at the Federal Technical College, Asaba, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba. She said that the regular intake of cucumber would help to eliminate toxic compound from the body. The nutritionist said that cucumber was also a good source of potassium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure and heart related diseases. According to her, cucumber is also a good source of vegetable which helps to fight against aging and diseases. “Apart from fighting against diseases, cucumber is also very good in checking weight gain and high blood pressure, ”she said.