Just how good cucumbers are for you?
I didn’t realise that they are so beneficial to us being high in vitamins C and K and also containing magnesium, potassium and manganese. These contribute to making our bones and heart healthy and to metabolise our food.
Well I always thought they were pretty much all water – in fact they are 96% water – which is still great for us – helping to hydrate us control our weight and regulate our elimination systems.
But besides all this they contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful stuff like free radicals which are responsible for things like cancer ad various chronic diseases.
To get the most from eating cucumbers leave the skin on and eat the seeds in the middle.
I’ve grown a bumper crop this year – so we have been merrily tucking in. V healthy indeed. I found this funny rap to remind me of all the possible uses of the humble cucumber…