8 Fascinating Facts About Cucumbers & Creative Ways to Eat 'Em! by Jennifer Young

Nutrition
5 years ago
8 Fascinating Facts About Cucumbers & Creative Ways to Eat 'Em!

Nowadays, there are so many health trends out there. I think it's important a to stick the basics. Take the cucumber, which is in the same family as the squash, pumpkin and watermelon and technically a fruit. It contains so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and can help our bodies in so many ways. Did you know that cucumbers

  • are made up of 95 percent water
  • are low in calories 
  • are high in fiber
  • can help us with weight management because it keeps us hydrated and aids with digestion
  • can lower the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, as well as breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers
  • protect our brain health
  • can help manage stress
  • reduce inflammation

Crazy, right? Here are some ways you can eat your cucumber:

  • juice it
  • infuse it in your water
  • cut up in salads
  • slice and eat it as a snack
  • scoop out seeds and add it to smoothies

You can read even more about the cucumber here!

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Who knew?! Thanks for the great info, Jennifer Young!

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