I ate a cucumber today. It was crunchy and satisfying. Part of the crunch was due to the peel being left on.
Before I continue, let me just say that I am not a huge health nut, but incorporating healthy foods into a daily diet is important. Cucumbers just so happen to be one of the yummy sort of health foods.
Plus, with the hot summer days coming upon us, cucumbers are a great source to stay hydrated as it’s 95 percent water. (Although with the recent floodings in Oklahoma I would say that most of us have had all the water we can take.)
And, they’re portable. There are no requirements for special slicing and dicing of cucumbers. Just wash off the protective wax and you’re set.
Here’s another fun fact: they help get rid of bad breath.
All you have to do is place one on the roof of your mouth and the awesome powers that cucumbers hold can help rid the icky bacteria of bad breath. How many foods do you know can do that?
For my ladies out there, cucumbers also help reduce the risk of breast cancer. It’s always nice to have some extra natural help in the cancer-free fight.
A small part of my health nut is coming out to say how cucumbers can even assist in weight loss and digestion. Easy digestion is definitely a way to set you up for some smooth sailing.
Cucumbers, especially the peel, are a great source of fiber to help with digestive flow.
Cucumbers are packed with an amazing amount of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutritional medical stuff that I don’t really know about, but webmd.com and all other health websites and magazines rave about the health benefits of the magical cucumber.
They are easy, non-messy and a great way to have a delicious snack that also is healthy. Cucumbers, you are amazing.