Cucumbers for the longest time, were the side garnish that most people picked out of their salads or cut up to put over tired eyes for that cooling relief. Actually Cucumbers have so many health benefits and could be a staple fruit, yes I said fruit, in your daily diet regiment.
Cucumbers are a fruit that is part of the Melon family, which includes pumpkins and squash. At only 47 Calories for a whole cucumber, it is a great way to get the nutrients your body needs without consuming a lot of calories. The cucumber contains, Vitamin K, A, B, C, D, E, Magnesium, and Potassium to name a few! Wow, for a food the average person discards from their salad, they pack a punch.
Some benefits of incorporating cucumbers into your diet include are they help to assist in inflammation, support our digestive health, and help increase hydration which have plentiful health benefits on its own. So how do we incorporate this powerful fruit into our daily diet, is the question? One way is adding it to your next smoothie, because of its mild flavor and high water content it serves as the perfect base. Were you ever in the mood for a sandwich or just wanted something crunchy to eat? Simply cut it length wise and it serves as the perfect replacement to bread. If that doesn’t entice you, add some slices to a pitcher of water along with a few lemon slices, to power up your water and give it that added flavor. This not only keeps you hydrated but makes water that more enjoyable on the next hot day by the pool side.
What are some ways that you incorporate Cucumbers into your diet?
Certified Fitness / Nutrition Coach