Cucumbers are fresh, crunchy and highly nutritious. Because of their look and texture, it is commonly assumed that cucumbers are vegetables when they are in actual fact fruit! Moving swiftly on, cucumbers are a great addition to salads, drinks, sandwiches and soups.
With the addition of vinegar they cucumbers can be turned into pickles, perfect for topping burgers or simply eaten out of the jar.
One of the easiest ways to get the benefits of cucumbers is to add some slices to a picture of water. Water absorbs lots of the vitamins and minerals making it even better than regular water! The cucumber also flavours the water – it’s delicious, cool and refreshing
Cucumbers have an incredibly low-calorie content, there are about 15.6 calories per 100g! They are also low in carbs making cucumber a great healthy snack, on their own or with a dip like hummus.
They contain good levels of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help your body fight inflammation reducing your risk of heart disease. Vitamin K helps your body produce prothrombin which prevents blood clotting.
To add to that cucumbers have an extremely high water content, they are about 96%! Adding them to your diet can help promote hydration.
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