COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Posted on 31st March 2017

Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon. Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you keep hydrated.

It is very low in both carbohydrates and calories and contains a number of key nutrients for health such as vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese. Potassium is particularly useful for helping to manage healthy blood pressure levels and B vitamins are important for supporting the body against stress and anxiety.

Cucumbers also contain various antioxidants, including beta-carotene and flavonoids which can help protect the body from damage and lower inflammation. Did you know that cucumbers may also be a great way to naturally freshen your breath? Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odour-causing bacteria.