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Superfoods: Cucumber

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A little bit of History:

Cucumbers are a staple ingredient of salads and are both cooling and refreshing. They can be pickled to make gherkins or eaten fresh so as to enjoy the moistness provided by their high water content.

Benefits:

The silica in cucumbers is fantastic for your skin, giving you a glowing complexion. The caffeic acid and vitamin C present in cucumbers will help reduce swellings of the skin and soothe dermal irritations. The vegetable is also a good source of magnesium and potassium and can be used as part of a diet to reduce blood pressure.

Tips:

  • Cucumber should always be kept in the fridge to keep it fresh, crunchy and moist
  • Cut your cucumber into long sticks and dip into some tasty hummus or sour cream
  • Create a simple lunch snack by adding to a baguette along with sliced meat or cheese
  • Add cucumber to a jug of Pimm’s in the summertime for a truly refreshing drink
  • Slice and add some crispy cucumber pieces to a leafy summer salad

 

Do you have any favorite cucumber recipe? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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  1. justinaluther

    8th September 2014 at 7:40 am

    I love to drink fresh cucumber/lemon juice.

    1. daisycandle

      13th September 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Do you blend the cucumber and lemon or just add it to watet?

      1. justinaluther

        14th September 2014 at 1:13 am

        I put the cucumber through a juicer and then add fresh lemon juice.

        1. daisycandle

          14th September 2014 at 6:49 am

          Oh that sounds good, i will try it out πŸ™‚

  2. thomasbiermann

    8th September 2014 at 9:13 am

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  3. Layla

    9th September 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Cucumber is wonderful to use on the eyes to reduce swelling, dark circles and puffiness….also great for when you have sunburn to cool and soothe the skin….so many wonderful was to use this plus it tastes so nice in salad too! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    1. daisycandle

      13th September 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Yep πŸ™‚ it is a great all rounder πŸ™‚

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